Author, Speaker, & Advocate

Rachael Steil [“Style”] began this website in December 2012 in the midst of her binge eating disorder, and as a cross country and track runner at Aquinas College. Unable to find many stories about athletes dealing with eating disorders, Rachael decided to blog about her own journey in the hopes that it might speak to others running in silence.

Rachael is now the author of Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It (Koehler Books, 2016), writes articles about running and eating disorders for, and is a speaker and advocate. She was 6th and 7th place NAIA All-American in cross country and track, and currently coaches high school cross country.

Rachael speaks publicly about eating disorders to share her recovery story, create awareness, and bring hope to coaches and athletes. Please click the button below to contact her for rates and availability.

“It’s easy to connect with Rachel as she speaks candidly about her eating disorder. Her openness and ability to bring humor to a very serious issue allows her to be approachable by those that seek help and understanding with their own personal eating disorder battles.”

Donna MessinaPresident of Sole Sisters