L’s journey to Strength

    Recently a well known female runner  spoke up about her struggle with weight, being weak, the success she achieved,the injuries she then gained and how she gained strength. I can only thank her for being brave enough to attempt to shift the behaviour and mentality of weight and distance running.

    Another brave runner called ‘L’ wrote to me to share her story, she writes about her personal experience living with an ED that started in high school, how she recovered and where she found support and strength.  Thank you for being brave and inspiring those around you!

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