Carli is a 30 something women with a regular 9 to 5 living in Saint Louis.  She lost 43 lbs with a hospital weight management program once she once hit a plateau she decided to take it to the next level. With some inspiration and motivation from some of her favorite bloggers Carli decided to get off the couch and start running. From that point Running into Shape was born. In this podcast learn more about who Carli is, who inspired her and what keeps her motivated.

“Do it Afraid!” – Carli Fierce


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Show Notes

  • 0:52 – Learn who is Carli Fierce and why she started her blog: Running into Shape: Fat to Fit to Fierce
  • 1:46 – Carli discusses her her journey with weight gain/loss and her experience with a weight management program (hospital supervised)
  • 3:29 – Find out the moment that Carli decided to take action in her health journey –“I didn’t have a moment where I felt I needed to change but  I just feel uncomfortable”
  • 4:15 – Learn how Carli was first inspired to start running – “Well, it would be pretty cool to run…my favorite blogger was running..why not me.”
  • 5:55 – Carli discusses her first run – “It was hard…hey guys I ran for 30 seconds today.”
  • 7:52 – Learn how running has impacted Carli’s Life  – “I can reach other people.”
  • 8:50 – Carli discusses the stigma that is sometimes associated with people of Color and running – “I showed them you can run”
  • 10:04 – Carli’s most challenging race and her biggest takeaway – “It took a very long time…because it was hot.”
  • 12:33 – Carli’s favorite product – “Nike Plus app…It help me see progress.”
  • 14:12 –  What would Carli say to her younger self (pre-running) – “The journey is not going to look like you think it is going to look…but you will get there.”
  • 15.04 –  Carli gives advice to new runners – “You can finish last…but guess what you finished.”
  • 17:51 – Carli’s shares resources for new runners
  • 18:22 – Carli discusses her podcast and E-Book  – “Running 60 seconds can be difficult…go with the pace that works for you.”
  • 21:00 –  Learn about Carli’s goals – “Sugar doesn’t like me”
  • 22:00 – Words of Wisdom from Carli and how to get in touch with her – “ Don’t quit before the miracle happens.”


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What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 4.5, we sat down with Latoya Shauntay Snell from Running Fat Chef and we talked about her evolving relationship with running, her advice for dealing with haters/doubters and lastly she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 4.5 now!

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