Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about 300 Pounds and Running!
Maybe you have been taking some time off because you have been injured. Maybe you took some time off because you spent way too much time in a fracture walking boot or maybe all of your training just took a backseat to all the chaos and confusion of the pandemic.
But irrespective of why, if you are runner, and you feel like you are running just a little bit too slow, and all you can think about is how to run fast, I can promise this discussion is going to help you today. We are going to talk about why that’s not really so bad. We have a really special guest here for you today.
Although it has taken a few months to get him on the show I can tell you it is going to be worth the wait. Lucky for us I’m getting to sit down for a chat with Martinus Evans, host of the The 300 Pounds and Running Podcast Network, who runs the “Slow AF Run Club” and who is also the author of the “Zero to Running” guide.
You may already know him from 300poundsandrunning.com
So Martinus, welcome to the show!
So glad to have you here today. And let’s get into your story…
I know that you have been running, even though you’re were a little bit heavier than the average runner. In fact I think you said something one time about how you were really sure exactly how much you weigh because many scales actually stop working at 350 pounds!
First, I was hoping that you could tell us about how you got to the point that you were tipping the scales past the tipping point?
If I understand the story of your journey correctly, much of the true change that has happened in your life actually started with an injury or some doctor said something to you, which truthfully as a physician myself I find a little bit irritating and completely unacceptable. Did the doctor actually say to you that you were injured because you were too fat? Tell about that moment and how hearing that struck you.
How did you make the transformation from being overweight and hearing the doctor tell you that you needed to start walking to coming up with the courage to take on the task of running a marathon?
When you think back to your initial periods of running, someone who was overweight, maybe even still had some aching joints and lingering injuries, how did you maintain a mindset to keep going?
If you had a client, a runner who was doing great, then got a stress fracture was told not to run for months and lost their fitness…and finally…got cleared to run, what advice would you offer.
At this point it has been 10 years since you started your journey of weight loss and training for your first marathon. If you met somebody who is seriously overweight and didn’t believe it was possible to run a marathon, but you as someone who’s been through the journey knows it is possible and potentially could save their life, what is the one piece of advice you would give them?
I am sure that you get a million questions about how you’ve transformed physically. After all, it is a truly incredible story. But what I really want to know what I think our listeners really should here is how you have changed mentally, emotionally and spiritually buy your journey.
How do you think you changed as a person, in terms of your ability to help other people with their struggles because of the path you’ve been on? Why do you think so many runners get injured, and what do you think is the most helpful way to avoid running injuries from overtraining?
I’m not going to ask you to recap or condense your book one question. But what I would like to know is how recovering runners can use your book, “Zero to Running” and take your principles to begin running again after surgery, after recovering from a running injury, or after simply sitting on their butts during the pandemic.
Tell us where we can follow you, find you reach out to you, and listen to your show
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