I used to shrug off recovery after a workout, not thinking that I needed it. I mean, I got my workout in, who has time for stretching, proper nutrition and resting? Last year, by focusing on recovery, I was able to race sixteen times and PR in every distance: 5k, 8k, 10k, half marathon AND marathon!
I can’t pinpoint the moment. The exact moment when it happened. When the scales (ironically) tipped and my logical brain began to speak louder than my eating disorder brain. When I started viewing food as fuel and not as the enemy. When I was okay with eating two-thousand calories a day instead of two hundred. It happened
On Sunday October 9th, 2016 I ran the 39th Chicago Marathon. It was marathon number 10 for me and my second time running Chicago. Last year I had such FOMOM (Fear of missing out on marathons…) as a spectator that I decided to run it this year, even though it meant repeating the state of