Alright, goal crushers in this episode we talk with Dominic Perri. He is a food photographer, self-proclaimed foodie, and goal crusher. In this podcast Dominic talks about how he uses running to reduce/control anxiety,  his experience of being a runner at the back of the pack and his run in with a bear! Additionally, Dominic talks to us about who he is, his evolving relationship with running, and lastly, he gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.

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Show Notes

  • 0:36 – Who is Dominic Perri?
  • 2:13 – Learn about Dominic’s weight loss/gain journey. “ I’m Italian…I was born fat!”
  • 4:00 – Dominic’s moment of action- Learn when Dominic decided to change his lifestyle.
  • 6:04 – Dominic talks about the different weight loss programs that he has tried and if they worked.
  • 11:02 – Dominic shares his first experience with running and what he learned from it. “I didn’t last for 30 seconds running outside.”
  • 14:21 – Dominic shares the obstacles he ran into while he was running his first 5k. “ You don’t have to run the entire race.”; “You are only racing yourself.”
  • 21:03 – Learn how many races Dominic has ran and how he trains for them.
  • 24:13 – Dominic talks about the obstacles that he faced while training for a marathon. One clue – it involves time.
  • 26:20 – Dominic explains how he felt on race day (New York City Marathon). “One word to describe the New York City Marathon – EPIC!”
  • 39:17 – Learn how running has impacted other aspects of Dominic’s life.
  • 41:25 – Dominic’s favorite running/weight loss product.
  • 46:26 – Dominic gives advice to his younger/past self. “Never give up.”
  • 48:15 – Dominic gives advice to new runners or those who may be skeptical to get started. “Just do it.”
  • 52:30 – Dominic provided resources for new runners.
  • 53:58 – Learn what gets Dominic pumped during a run.
  • 59:12 – Dominic’s goals
  • 1:05:40 – Words of Wisdom from Dominic and how to connect with him.
  • 1:10:48 – Special Announcement from 300 Pounds and running! – New York City Marathon here we come!

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What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 16, we sat down with Kelly Roberts from Run Selfie Repeat and talked about dealing with grief, anxiety, her evolving relationship with running, and lastly, she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 16 now!

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