A running injury stopped me from running. Running made me be careful to eat enough so I could perform well. Contrary to many with eating disorders I never over-exercised, I was a pure restricting anorectic. Working out actually aids me in my recovery. Now when I can’t focus on running my focus shifts back to restricting. It’s very hard not to act upon these recent but oh so familiar thoughts. I don’t want to elaborate on them because everyone that has had an eating disorder pretty much know how it goes.
I understand now that why the average time it takes to recover from an ED is seven years.