Hey,there! I'm JoEllen, and I run marathons for fun. I dabble in yoga and lifting, and am notorious for making funny faces while doing so. I've recovered from two eating disorders, and am still learning to love myself as I pound the pavement. I hope to use my experience to guide others on their journey to self love as well :)

I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together. Haruki Murakami  (via tothemarathonandback)

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You think I’d learn to not weigh myself the morning after a weekend of going out for birthday shenanigans with my family. Willing myself not to care what that number is today.

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  • enjoying food
  • feeling full
  • eating more than someone else
  • taking a second serving
  • eating until you are full
  • nourishing your body
  • not liking a certain food
  • eating a food for its taste, not its health benefit
  • food in general

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I’m almost at my next followers milestone, which I usually celebrate with a promo. BUT, would you guys be more interested in something else like blog rates, etc? I’m open to suggestions! :)

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I was tagged by John at fatmaninalittlesuit :) here we goooo

1. I play the guitar, piano, and clarinet, though I don’t play them as often as I’d like!
2. I went on a medical mission to Honduras a few years ago. It was an amazing experience and I’m saving up to go back soon.
3. I absolutely love The Office. I’ll drop everything just to watch a rerun/marathon and it’s been my ringtone for the longest time.
4. I was born in Albuquerque but only lived there for the first 8 months of my life
5. It’s on my bucket list to run a race in every state in the U.S. and possibly on every continent.

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my favorite flavor of cake is more

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Patagonian international marathon
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