OMM 17: The Autobiography Series, Part 3

March 1, 2024

The third installment with host Tawnee Gibson sharing her life story starting with her eating disorder and entry into endurance sport.

For Part 1 click here.

For part 2 click here.

On this episode:

Tawnee recaps the years of ED recovery and finding and falling in love with triathlon, which ended up being very healing but also was not that simple with still some big issues she was facing and would face.

Study chat: “Good Athlete” Traits and Characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa: Are They Similar? 

  • 1999 study – a classic!
  • Similarities identified:
    • Mental Toughness // Asceticism 
    • Commitment to Training // Excessive Exercise 
    • Pursuit of Excellence // Perfectionism 
    • Coachability // Overcompliance 
    • Unselfishness // Selflessness 
    • Performance Despite Pain // Denial of Discomfort 

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