Allie Ostrander, a middle distance runner specialising in the Steeplechase shares her journey in sport, specifically with disordered eating. Allie is an incredibly accomplished graduate of Boise State where she was the NCAA Steeple champion in 2017, 2018, and 2019 along with many podium finishes in Cross Country and on the track. Since graduating college, Allie has been a powerful voice in the running community, speaking out about healing from disordered eating, as she is going through it. Today, Allie shares how her experience with disordered eating first started, and gives her advice on dealing with harmful narratives around body image. Allie also highlights that whenever we make decisions about our health now, we have to consider how they will impact our minds and bodies later.
“You're not good because of your body. You are good because you're talented and driven and you work hard and those things won't go away just cause your body changes.” - Allie Ostrander