This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast series with 30 pounds and a run through this viral letter to the Race Director. Check out RunEatRepeat.com for photos of Martinus Evans, his favorite gear and shoes. And I challenge you to see things from a different perspective. Follow @RunEatRepeat on Instagram so you don't miss anything!
Today, I'm talking to Martinus Evans from 300 pounds and running, and we are doing something else – this is part 1 of 2 episodes.
We split it up because we decided to talk about his recent article that went viral – OPEN LETTER TO DIRECTORS OF BROADCASTING FROM THE BACK PACKAGE.
But we started talking about how he found running, weight loss and failure after his first marathon … And I think his flight is really important.
Weight loss is heavy.
And he came back, but kept going. It is very important for us to remember – continue all that we have.
There will be failures. Success is determined by how you handle tasks.
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I listened to the Ted Radio Hour podcast a while ago, which was stuck with me. I think it was about how we are all different, and how difficult it is to see things from someone else’s point of view. And a college professor …
Imagine if all day today (or tomorrow, if it is late) did you try to see everything from a foreign perspective?
Every interaction that you have today – put yourself in the shoes of another person and listen carefully. Then put yourself in your place and try to feel how they feel … see how they see it – NOT how they should see it.
Try to understand them – do not judge them. Understand how they see you, how they see the world, how they feel … before you answer.
We all do our best. And when someone does something that you think is wrong, or weird, or unhealthy, or something else … there is a reason. It is very difficult to be friends with someone or help them if you are engaged in their judgment.
Therefore, today I urge you to slow down and watch with an incredibly open heart – who is really around you.
And part of me says it, because this conversation is really stuck with me, and I think this is important. But also – I realized that I was identifying myself with Martinus. I feel like I am like him. I understood. I feel overweight – or as if I’ll always be identified as plump (see My post for why I’ll always think I'm fat). And I like it. I love that I feel that I connect with certain people because we are the same at this deep level of how we experienced parts of life.
And it was sad for me to think that people are stingy because they do not understand this and do not identify us.
Then I realized that … it's easy for me to be compassionate towards someone I meet. The real challenge is to try to understand someone with whom I disagree or have nothing to do.
With this – I urge you to be an open and open heart today. Let's go to the interview …
Martinus Evans is the founder and voice of the 300 pound blog and podcast and run. It was featured in Runner's World, Self.com, Live Strong, Shape Magazine and much more.
He started working in 2012 after his doctor called him fat and laughed when he said he was going to hold a marathon.
Since then, he has spent more than 30 races and was the inspiration for big runners around the world.
Recently, he talked about a traveling community with his recently published article: OPEN LETTER TO RICE'S DIRECTORS FROM THE BACK OF PACKAGE – we’ll fall next time
I decided to run a marathon after the doctor told him that he was overweight. He started with a couch up to 5 thousand. Curricula. And he created his physical form and, ultimately, held a 10-fold half-marathon and a full marathon.
He then got into 2 big car accidents and could not run for a year. He got all the weight back and had to start all over again.
And now he is back! After he was endowed for a year and then injured … he was determined to return to the runner he knew.
He just ran a marathon in New York!
We are talking about his journey from the visit of a terrible doctor to a full marathon and weight loss, his return and how he came back better than before!
He recently wrote a blog post titled "Re: OPEN LETTER TO THE DIRECTORS OF RIDE FROM THE BACK PACKAGE "-
which became a virus because it was in your face, and because it resonated with so many runners. I wanted to give him a chance to share my point of view on how runners are treated on flights and on other runners. But – we ended up talking about running and losing weight, to start, and it works for a very long time, so this will be a series of 2 parts.
Today we are talking about his story about becoming a runner, losing weight, having serious setbacks and eventually returning to the sport.
Next time we'll talk about his open letter to the blog. There is just so much!
When starting and losing weight:
Move from Couch to 5K to Couch to 10K to eventually launch a marathon. – He used various applications to find the best training plan for his needs.
Tips for new runners – and what he had to figure out for himself.
10K to half marathon and ultimately a full marathon.
Why running a marathon is not the best way to lose weight. We both share how we gained weight while training for a marathon.
After the race after his first marathon.
What prevented him from working for more than a year.
Why weight loss is not in his spotlight now.
RER: How much weight did you lose when you held a full marathon?
Evans: … lost about 80 to 90 pounds …
RER: I found that the full marathon is not very useful for weight loss. Is this your experience?
Evans: … Most of his weight loss accounted for workouts for 5K and 10K runs.
300 pounds and running favorites ::
> Favorite race / distance to run? Semi marathon
> What are your favorite sneakers?
HOKA ONE Clifton 5
And he wore Brooks Glycerin
> Should I have a running gear?
Ospene Racing Tutu
Slow Tech Tech T-shirt up to 4 XL – https://300poundsandrunning.com/shop/
> What did you listen to at the last start / training?
90's hip-hop – itunes playlist southern hip-hop essentials – hip-hop workouts – podcasts podcasts – serial podcasts
> What is your favorite win after the race / after the race?
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