In this episode, Diane Israel, psychotherapist, world-class runner and triathlete, filmmaker, and teacher, recounts her background in running from being one of the only high school girls in road races to qualifying for the Olympic Trials. She offers advice for those intimidated by running on how to find oneself as a runner. Diane explains why she transitioned from running to competitive triathlon. She discusses her personal journey with eating issues and why endurance athletes are obsessed with body image. Diane shares how she knew she wanted to be a psychotherapist. She provides her perspective on four key components for healing from eating issues. Lastly, Diane explains how she has been a conduit for her mother’s teachings.
In this episode Amber Sayer, exercise physiologist, personal fitness trainer, competitive distance runner, and certified lifestyle & weight management coach, shares her background in running from how she found running in middle school to her success in high school, on national and international levels. Amber discusses her battle with anorexia, which she wrote about in her memoir entitled PR:A Personal Record of Running from Anorexia. She offers her thoughts on the connection between eating disorders and distance running and what helped her heal. Amber reveals her relationship with running now, upcoming changes in her life, and her inspirations.