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The Real Fit podcast features candid conversations with women athletes on topics including body image, enoughness, and so much more. In a world that’s hell-bent on telling women we’re not thin enough, fast enough, strong enough, or successful enough, I’m here to tell you you’re already enough.

My goal is to share stories that inspire you and let you know you’re not alone. Join me for fluff-free interviews with Olympians, back-of-the-packers, and every type of athlete in between every other Tuesday.

I’m your host, Pam Moore, an occupational therapist turned award-winning freelance health and fitness journalist, certified personal trainer, and intuitive eating coach. A two-time Ironman finisher and six-time marathoner, avid reader, and Oxford comma lover, I live and play in Boulder, Colo. with my husband and two daughters.

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45| Lori King, award-winning marathon swimmer on eating disorder recovery, Guillain-Barre, and performance anxiety: “Turn your worry into wonder” Real Fit

Lori King is a working mom of two who recovered from both an eating disorder and Guillain-Barre syndrome and manages to conquer some of the world’s most intimidating ocean swims. The award-winning marathon swimmer’s many accomplishments include the Catalina channel swim (20 mi), the Manhattan Island swim (28.5 mi, the 8 Bridges Hudson River Staged Swim (7 days, 8 bridges, 120 miles), Capri-Napoli, Ibiza Marathon swim, and Kalamata, Greece. In 2016, the Long Island mother of two became the first woman (and second person) to successfully swim the 36.5 miles around the island of Bermuda in just over 21 hours.This past June Lori swam the Ka’iwi channel (the Channel of Bones), one of the hardest channels in the world to complete due to its rough conditions and active sea life. And in August 2022 she swam from Block Island, RI  to Montauk, NY, a challenge that’s been called the “local Everest of swimming.” Connect with LoriWebsiteInstagramIn this episode, we discussGrowing up as a swimmer and the performance anxiety that cropped up during adolescenceThe comment from a doctor that served as a catalyst for Lori’s eating disorderHow she got into eating disorder recovery Her Guillain-Barre diagnosis and how her body has changed since the diagnosis Why she does open water marathon swims and how her crew motivates herHow she trains for a marathon swim    Cold water acclimation Her recent swim from Block Island, RI to Montauk, NYWhy she worries more about jellyfish than shark during ocean swimsLinks/ResourcesEight Bridges Hudson River Stage Swim New York Times story on Lori King’s swim from Block Island to Montauk Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui   PRP injections (efficacy study)Bonnie Schwartz, swim coachLori’s Swimpedia pageGuillain-Barre Syndrome 💖 Are you ready to heal your relationship with food, exercise, and your body? I can help. Click here to learn about what I offer as an intuitive eating coach.💌 Struggling with your body image? Sign up for my newsletter and get my FREE printable guide, 11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Better About Your Body. ✍️ Want to know my secrets for getting published in top publications?They’re all in my e-book, 7 Pitches That Sold. Use the code realfit50 to get half off.Let's ConnectWebsite: https://pam-moore.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pammoorewriter/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pammoore303/Twitter: https://https://twitter.com/PamMooreWriter/Support the show
  1. 45| Lori King, award-winning marathon swimmer on eating disorder recovery, Guillain-Barre, and performance anxiety: “Turn your worry into wonder”
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  5. 41| Rabbi Jessica Marshall: "I'm just so much happier when I'm living in my heart"

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