What’s up goal crushers in this episode we talk with Ashley Dosher. Ashley is a mother, cook and a newlywed. Oh did I forget to mention she has lost over 175 pounds and is a self proclaimed “back of the packer”. In other words she is our type of people! In this podcast Ashley talks to us about who she is, her relationship with running, and lastly she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.

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Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Who is Ashley Dosher?
  • 1:27 – Ashley discusses her journey with weight gain and loss  and how it impacted her life. – “I started eating my feelings.”
  • 2:40 – Learn about the diets/weight loss programs that Ashley tried.
  • 3:47 – Time for action – Learn what inspired Ashley to start running. -‘I quit my job and ran/walked four miles…that was the day I fell in love with running.”
  • 5:20 – Ashley discusses her first run. –  “I thought I was going to die but I kept going”
  • 5:54 – Ashley shared feedback she received when she shared her running journey with family and friends.- “I tell my mom she is crazy for fishing and she tells me I am crazy for running…we just don’t understand each others world…in the end it all works out.”
  • 8:39 – Ashley shares the impact has had on her life. “I am not afraid to stand on a ladder.”
  • 10:43 – When did Ashley start to see “results” from her running journey. “At six months, I thought to myself..it’s time to get new clothes..this belt is not cutting it.” Oh I have calves…this is nice.”
  • 12:07 – Ashley most challenging race and her biggest takeaway. “My first race was an eye opener but it made me love running anymore.”

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  • 16:11 – Ashley gives advice to first time runners who may be skeptical of starting their journey. “Find a support system…online or in person.”
  • 18:13 – Ashley gives her favorite weight loss and running resources.
  • 19:07 – Ashley’s goals. “I want to run 800 miles!”
  • 20:50 – Ashley’s words of wisdom. – “If you want to run…all you need is a pair of shoes.”

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Resources Mentioned During the Podcast

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What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 10, we sat down with Jill Grunenwald and we talked about all things body image, being in the back of the pack, and being your own hero. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 10 now!

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That’s it for now. Keep crushing those goals, and we’ll be back next time!