Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness week. I will only say, that if you think you are heading down the path of disordered eating – which can turn into an an eating disorder faster than you might think – please speak up. Ask for help. And for those of you who have struggled with this in the past, do whatever you need to do to stay strong and on the right path. For me that meant realizing having a life and running fast was more important, it meant talking about it, it meant sharing what I sometimes go through with my significant other and bit by bit – letting go of it.
This past May, John and I took a trip to Southern California. There was a speciality donut shop that he wanted to try on Sunday morning. Sundays are my rest day – so there was no long run to “earn” that donut – but it was exhilarating in the weirdest way to just go eat donuts. I told him how terrifying/wonderful it was just to feel like a normal girl – enjoying a donut with her boyfriend, weeks later – and it was so scary to say out loud. But I am so glad I did. And here I am now – putting it on the internet! I’m a wild woman.
The Runner’s World podcast did a good podcast about eating disorders and running. To be honest, it was really hard for me to listen to. It makes my heart rate shoot up, and I immediately get all clammy and squiggly feeling inside. I don’t like thinking about the thoughts I used to think if that makes sense – but it is a good resource, so I wanted to share it here.
A few items from this weekend:
My parents have a fireplace that Bennie The Dog could not peeled away from. We finally had to keep moving his dog bed back so he wouldn’t get too hot! Every time we go home to visit, just how much he loves that fire place doesn’t stop being funny.
My dad made us really tasty salmon from Loch Duart for dinner on Saturday night. It was delicious! You can check out their website here – it is pretty interesting to read about the way they raise their salmon to be like wild fish & hopefully more environmentally sustainable.
Sunday afternoon consisted of snuggles, tea with Vital Proteins collagen, and watching Dr. Strange.
I am never going to be one to talk politics with you, but I do love reading The Skimm each morning. I think it is a great way to stay informed without having to watch hours of news. You can sign up here.
Once you do sign up, you can take their version of the Citizenship Test. I got all but one right!