On Streaking

No, not like that. Like running every day. Like working out at least once every 24 hours. Like racking up consecutive days of training by the weeks, months, and years. <<Content warning: Compulsive exercise and eating disorders>> My streak started freshman year in high school, with a challenge from my track coach: Complete 60 days …

What You Probably Do Not Know About Running And Puberty

I took an informal survey on Twitter: #Runners: Did your middle or high school coach talk to you about puberty? #amwriting #ondeadline #haro — Elizabeth W. Carey (@elizabethwcarey) August 29, 2018 The overwhelming response? No. Given the silence around puberty and the taboo of periods, this isn't surprising. But it's not helpful. That's why I …