Alright, goal crushers in this episode we talk with Jennifer Roe. Jennifer is the creator and founder of From Fat to Finish Line. The blog is a support community for and made up by, people of all shapes and sizes. From Fat to Finish Line is for people who are interested in the pursuit of good health, keeping active, and training for (and crossing!) finish lines of all kinds. They have a variety of forums, blog posts, and motivating stories to inspire, inform and enlighten people at any stage of their journey. In this podcast, Jennifer talks to us about who she is, her evolving relationship with running, and lastly, she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.
“My early running journey was a battle between the old fat girl and the new girl who wanted to run! I had to learn that the old fat girl was not my friend.” – Jennifer Roe
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- 1:28 - Who is Jennifer Roe? - Learn how she went from sitting on the couch to running a Ragnar Race.
- 7:50 – Jennifer shares her weight loss and gains story.
- 10:00 – Time for action – Learn when Jennifer knew she had to make a lifestyle change. - “I felt like I could not function and at that moment I had no option but to change.”
- 13:43 – Learn how Jennifer discovered running. “If the universe pokes you to do something you HAVE to do it!”
- 18:15 – Jennifer talks about her first-time training for her first race and what she learned from it. – “After I could run for 3 minutes I knew that eventually, I would be able to cross the finish line.”
- 24:34 – Can you guess how many races Jennifer has ran?
- 25:26 – Jen discusses one of her most difficult races and what she learned from it. – “Make yourself a priority and be appreciative.”
- 32:50 – Jennifer’s favorite running product. “Compression is Key!”
- 39:20 - Jennifer gives advice to her younger/past self. - “Don’t listen to the negative voices in your head!”
- 40:20 - Jennifer's advice to new runners. - “Just start!”
- 44:20 - Learn how Fat to Finish Line (the film) was created, some obstacles Jennifer faced and what she learned from it. - “Set back is a part of the process!”
- 53:38 - Learn about Jennifer's other projects - Fat to Finish Line (website).
- 59:25 - Jennifer’s goals!
- 1:01: - Jennifer’s words of wisdom for goal crushers.
Resources Mentioned During the Podcast
- Zero to Running E-Book - https://300poundsandrunning.com/zero-to-running/
- 300 Pounds and Running Community
- Blog - Run for Cookies
- Ragnar Race
- Movie - Fat to Finish Line
- The Success Principles
- Old Navy Compression Pants
- Injinji Compression Socks
How do I contact Jennifer Roe?
- Blog - From Fat to Finish Line
- Twitter - @FatToFinish
- Facebook - Fat to Finish
From Fat to Finish Line Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FatToFinish/
To become an owner of FFTFL through our crowdfunding page: https://www.startengine.com/startup/fat-to-finish
To watch the trailer of the film: http://fromfattofinishlinefilm.com/
What you missed in the last episode?
In episode 18, we sat down with Melissa Kahn and talked to us about who she is, her relationship with running, and lastly, she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 18 now!
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