Giving Thanks for Running – Stories from Real People Who Have Transformed Their Lives Through Running

Hi Folks, Angie came up with a great idea while out on a run one morning . . .

“Let’s do a special Thanksgiving episode that’s all about why we are thankful for running”.

So we solicited running stories from our audience and the response was great. You are going to hear from people who have lost 100+ pounds, busted through depression, took control of their health and positively redefined themselves.

  • Special thanks to: Lea, Melissa, Jim, Omar, Kate, Corinne, Glynda, Ed, Foti, Nicole, and Anna for sending in their inspiring running stories!


My Transformation
I also talk about my own running journey which roughly began in 2010. Thanks to Angie’s guidance I went from desk potato to marathoner.

I hated running. Building up to my first 5k was slow and torturous. But my body adapted!

Below you will find a side by side comparison of what I looked like before and after becoming a runner. I didn’t start running in order to lose weight but, as you can see, running has taken off 20 pounds of fat.

trev_before_and_after

So this is what I look like before and after training for my first marathon. The pictures were taken in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

I call the 2008 version of me “cookie dough head Trev”. It is the photo evidence of a mostly sedentary lifestyle . . . [or a bite to the face from a puff adder].

My life has changed in many ways in the last 3 years.

The truth is, you can run further than you ever dared dream. You can learn to love what you think is absolute misery. You have what it takes to run a marathon and transform your life and health.

So glad to be a runner!

Happy Thanksgiving.

3 Responses to Giving Thanks for Running – Stories from Real People Who Have Transformed Their Lives Through Running

  1. Trevor Spencer November 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    So what do you think? Is there a discernible difference between the old Trev and the new Trev?

    (It feels weird for Trev to talk about himself in the third person).

    • LLSullivan December 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Yes, one guy has a medal around his neck.

      • Trevor Spencer December 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

        Very wise observation.

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