My 15 year old daughter is is in cross country (first year) They teach them not to eat before they run, after they run or before they have a meet or after the meet. She has gotten sick and thrown up 2 times now during a run. She has a meet today (and just got her monthly and has a 10 mile run tomorrow. Has anyone had any running experience to tell me if this is healthy and to run this much, first day of her monthly (plus it's going to be in the upper 80's).This is her first year with cross country and I'm concerned with her health. I don't think it's going well at all. She is skipping breakfast now. This is not healthy and I fear it is crossing over into a eating disorder. I'm thinking this: As soon as her track meet tonight is done I think we should consider her done with cross country. Which means no run for the homecoming ball run (10 miles) with her period 2nd day. She is telling us we can't make her eat and we say: U r so... Right we can't make u eat & since u r pulling that card we will no longer put u in any sports . THEY NEED HEALTHY PARTICIPANTS NOT ONES STARVING THEMSELVES so they faint, throw uo etc. Which means u will be out of soccer too IF THIS CONTINUES. U r refusing r to eat and or eat healthy or take your vitamins for 5 days now. I think u threw her lunch away. yesterday. She said she was going to throw it away.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Sep. 26, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 10:14 AM on Sep. 26, 2013
Answer by skinnyslokita at 10:19 AM on Sep. 26, 2013
Unless her period limits her ability to function, it doesn't matter if she is menstruating during a meet. This isn't the dark ages where women were told to not bathe because of a little sloughing of the uterus.
Answer by feralxat at 10:41 AM on Sep. 26, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 11:31 AM on Sep. 26, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 2:08 PM on Sep. 26, 2013