Showing posts from July, 2015

I weigh 153 pounds, and I am not shy about it.

Throughout high school and college cross country, talking about one’s weight was taboo. Coaches tiptoe around the issue for fear of prompting an eating disorder – or worse, the dreaded female athlete triad*: reduced bone density, amenorrhea, and fatigue. Instead of confronting the problem head-on, many coaches opt for silence.