The first story in the panic attacks series comes from my friend Kami. She experienced her first one in 2004. She thought she was having a heart attack and when it was over she didn’t tell a soul.
Later, when she off-handedly mentioned it to her doctor, he was awkward about it. Read about her experience with panic attacks and how she’s managed them.
Because of the obviously lack of stories out there about runners and panic attacks I wanted to start a series on the topic. I hope to create a place for people to share their story and read about how others experience and manage their own panic attacks.
A piece by Lindsay Crouse (video by Lindsay and Alexander Stockton) with Mary Cain about Mary’s experience in the Nike Oregon Project with Alberto Salazar and the dark side of running girls and women face in the sport.
On my move to Boulder and some reflecting on my running career from about 2011 to now.
I talked with my good friend–and track wife–Lauren Wallace Misenti, after my she read my last blog post. Lauren ran at UC Davis, graduated in 2013 and ran professionally until 2017 before retiring from the track. Her event was the 800-meter run. Anyway, the blog post I’m referring to was inspired by a caption I…
Don’t let people who aren’t doing shit about their dreams give you shit about yours.
I posted this photo on Instagram captioned: “Felt like shit. Still progress.” I was talking about perfectionism.
Melanie Brender’s untitled poem anemia poem she wrote after finding out she might be anemic instead of just bad at running.
She just thought she was bad at running and didn’t fit in, until she found out her iron was just low.
Melanie Brender left Utica Stevenson High School, in 2010, with her heart set on going to Notre Dame.