492. Beyond the Run with Stephanie Roth Goldberg, LCSW, CEDS


“I found myself when I found running.”

Stephanie Roth Goldberg is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, and certified eating disorder specialist in New York City. And when she offers a listening ear and advice for her clients, she’s able to do that as both a trained professional and as someone who personally has been through it. In this conversation, Stephanie shares her experiences with substance abuse and addiction and disordered eating as a teen and young adult. She talks about going to rehab for the first time at 14 years old, and about how she ultimately found recovery. And she talks about finding running — and finding herself in the process. In addition to sharing her story on this episode, Stephanie — who is an an Ironman and mom of two living in Montclair, NJ — offers advice about developing a healthy relationship with exercise, dealing with anxiety, and building a mental wellness toolbox (or Caboodle).

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What Stephanie was like as a teenager, and her experiences with substance abuse and an eating disorder (6:00)
  • How Stephanie found running (24:00)
  • How Stephanie’s relationship with running has evolved, and whether that relationship has always been healthy (31:30)
  • How do you know if your relationship with running is healthy? (35:45)
  • On triggers (40:30)
  • Intuitive eating 101 (41:45)
  • How Stephanie became an Ironman (44:10)
  • What running looks like for Stephanie right now (50:30)
  • How to deal when “something’s gotta give” (55:00)
  • Stephanie’s favorite form of self-care (1:01:30)

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