The Eat for Endurance Podcast

My Nutrition Story - Sports Dietitian and Recreational Runner, Claire Shorenstein

March 24, 2022 Claire Shorenstein, MS RD CDN Season 4 Episode 48
The Eat for Endurance Podcast
My Nutrition Story - Sports Dietitian and Recreational Runner, Claire Shorenstein
Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 48 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring…yours truly! Somewhat spontaneously, I decided to do something different in this episode - spend some solo time with my mic and ask myself all the usual questions I throw at my guests! 

I’m obviously not an elite athlete, so if you’re here for the big names and the RD interviews, feel free to skip this one. But if you’re curious to learn more about me and my own (very windy) nutrition/life story, then give it a listen. You’ll learn a lot about me that you didn’t know - and perhaps something will resonate with you. 

I usually do a ton of prep for my interviews, but this one was completely unplanned and from the heart. It really was a “let’s do this in a single take and see what comes out of my mouth” situation! I hit record, talked until I had nothing left to say, hit stop, and now am publishing it with only a little sound editing. I rambled at times - and like many of my guests, I strayed from nutrition many times too. I shared parts of my past (and present) that I haven’t fully shared publicly before - not that I was trying to hide anything, but I had only shared bits and pieces. Probably because social media has just become less and less appealing to me, and podcasting feels more natural and conducive to opening up.  

Just to give a sense of some of the things that I discuss:

  • Growing up in Santa Cruz, as a fairly unathletic kid 
  • Discovering running through my high school XC team at age 15
  • Food & body image struggles in high school and beyond
  • My musical background / identity, which I pretty much left behind at age 22 (I have a Masters in Oboe Performance)
  • Struggles with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and a very unhealthy relationship with exercise as a young adult
  • Solo travel in South America at age 25 - to try to break free of the above
  • Falling back in love with running (and discovering distance running) while living in London
  • Going back to grad school (NYU) for nutrition at age 30 to become an RD
  • My sports nutrition strategies for marathons and ultras - both what I used to do (which is embarrassing) and what I do now (much better)
  • Pregnancy and motherhood - how that changed everything 
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Everyday nutrition and performance nutrition (fav products)
  • Where things stand now & what's on the horizon

I'm not going to lie - it feels a little scary to hit publish on this one, but I want to put it out there. If anything resonates and you'd like to reach out, you know where to find me! As always, thanks for the support. 


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