It’s Marathon Tuesday, one day after the big dance, and I am reflecting on some of the things that I have been reading lately on the topic of female runners. So...how do I put this delicately? The answer is: I don’t.
Talking about over-exercise without talking about anxiety seems a little bit like talking about a sandwich without mentioning bread. There are some who will read that and say, “I’m not an anxious person.” Sure, I know that there are those who do not identify as anxious, just motivated. I was that person once.
My name’s Ruth and I’m a recovering HAer. I have just had my third natural period, after three and a half years with no cycle. My story isn’t that special, and my journey has not been a simple one – there are so many interwoven layers that I honestly don’t know where to start, and to tell you everything would need a whole novel. What I will tell you though is that I am a much better, stronger, balanced person because of it (well, I’m getting there anyway).