Every athlete should get her period...period.
Endurance sports feel great...until they don't. And yes, it is possible to love a sport too much. If you think you're the only one who got here and think you'll never get back...this website is for you.
So now you’re probably wondering what my symptoms were. Well, first my period disappeared. My body was under such great stress that it shut down my reproductive system, interpreting my stress hormone levels to mean that I was barely surviving so I definitely could not have survived a pregnancy.
I’ve had a very hard time figuring out where to start with this. It’s complicated, and yet so simple. It’s downright embarrassing and highly personal, but I’m sharing it anyway. Why? Because maybe, just maybe, there’s some girl out there sitting in the same frustrated, lonely, confused place I was in, and maybe, just maybe, my story can help her.
I have been following Sarah Scozzaro (aka: Drtyrunner) on Instagram for a while and know that she's a badass ultrarunner. It never would have occurred to me that she suffered from amenorrhea in the past!
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