My Friend ED (in recognition of World Eating Disorder Awareness Day)

Trigger warning: This post contains a discussion of eating disorders, both my personal experience and a dialogue on the existence of eating disorders in the wider endurance community. In an effort to be 100% honest and transparent, and after much debate, I have decided to include details usually excluded from eating disorder discussion, including specific …

Party Season

There are four seasons in a ski racer’s life: Summer Volume, Fall Intensity, Race Season, and Party Season. The reputation is that Nordies go hard. Certainly we train hard (my biggest weeks this year will be over 30 hours of training, and elite men are doing more), and we absolutely race hard. Those frozen globs …

The End of the Beginning

The common fears my friends talk about are 1) Not knowing what they want to do with their lives, and 2) Not knowing how to make it happen. Often Fear #1 is really just Fear #2 in disguise. When we don’t see how something is possible, it can be easy to write it off entirely, leaving us with the illusion that we don’t know what we want.