I Ran to Escape My Problems. Then Running Became One.

I wanted to listen to my body — instead, I made it scream

Anna Held
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readAug 14, 2019

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YYour body has stopped talking to you. For the whole summer, it hasn’t told you to sleep or eat or move or do anything at all. That has been your relationship with your body since you were young. You waited and it spoke to you, conveying information through pain and pleasure…

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