Julie Creffield is a runner but not your typical runner. Why you ask… because she is FAT. Julie is the founder of The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running blog.  In her blog Julie shares her personal experience of going from a 280 pound beer guzzling, cheesecake eating, couch potato to multiple marathon runner and plus size role model. In this podcast Julie discusses her evolution of running and advice she would give to all of those Goal Crushers out there who are thinking about starting their own health journey.

“We are all human beings. As long as you are putting in a 100%  effort people will help…they will do what they can to help you achieve your goals.” -Julie Creffield

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Show Notes

0:42 – Who is Julie Creffield and how was The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running created

1:24 – Julie discusses when she became aware of her weight – “I learned that I wasn’t just talk but I was overweight.”

2:13 – Time for action – The moment Julie realized that she wanted to change her lifestyle – “I could not run for 30 seconds…its was the biggest shock of my life.” “Run fatty run.”

5:13 – Julie discusses how her training has evolved over the years. “It’s all about mindset”

10:12 – Obstacles Julie faced early on in her running journey – “Let’s make plus size runners more visible!”   

13:54 – How has running impacted other aspects of Julie’s life? – “Life is like a marathon.”

17:53 – Doing it afraid!:Julie shares her experience of joining a running club

22:49 – Julie’s most challenging race and her biggest takeaway

24:47 – Julie’s favorite product

28:24 – Find out what Julie think is one of the causes of obesity – “We have to listen and trust to our bodies.”

30:32 – Why half marathons make you fat – “Using food as a reward.”

32:09 – What would Julie tell her past self – “You are enough.”

36:35 – Julie gives words of advice for those that are new to running or starting a weight loss journey – “Just get out the front door.”

40:00 – Julie’s shares her favorite weight loss and running resources – “Social Media is amazing.”

40:44 – What are Julie’s goals for this year?

42:15 – Words of Wisdom from Julie – “Community -You want to go fast go alone but if you want to go far go together!”


Resources Mentioned During the Podcast


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What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 3, we sat down with Mirna Valerio  from Fat Girl Running and we talked about her journey as a “fat” runner and words of advice she would give to those who are thinking about getting started.   Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 3 now!

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