Alright goal crushers in this episode we talk with Michelle Hercules Walker. She is the  co-winner of 2015 Runner’s World Cover Search. In this podcast Michelle talks to us about who she is, her relationship with running. More importantly how her faith combined with running helped her work through depression and suicidal thoughts. Lastly she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals. Michelle is truly an inspiration.

“Look at me and know that this can be done!” – Michelle Hercules Walker

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Show Notes

  • 1:06 – Learn about Michelle Hercules Walker running journey and why October 14, 2014 is such an important day
  • 9:52 – “Michelle discusses her weight loss/gain journey – “I grew up having to eat all of the food on my plate.”
  • 12:44 – Time for action- When Michelle knew she had to make a change in her life. – “Why am I hurting mentally, physically and spiritually?”
  • 17:25 – Michelle talks about her first time running. – “The bottom of my feet was on fire but I didn’t want to stop running.”
  • 20:57 – The pain of not starting is fair greater than starting.
  • 24:05 – When did Michelle feel as if she was a runner? –”If I could make this much progress in 3 months image what I can do by summer?”
  • 28:06 – Who is Michelle right now? – “I am a woman of God!”
  • 32:25 – Michelle talks about her first race and her biggest takeaway. – “It felt good!”
  • 38:57 – Michelle gives words of advice for those that are new to running. – “Come run with me…I won’t leave you!”
  • 43:18 – Michelle gives her favorite weight loss and running resources . – Make the time to work on yourself! Utilize what you have around you!
  • 48:37 – Michelle’s goals. –  “I want to change!” “I don’t know where I am heading but it is up.”
  • 57:05 – Words of Wisdom from Michelle. – “Ask for discernment!”


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What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 7, we sat down with Derek Mitchell and we talked about how he went from weighing 625 pounds to running over 20 5Ks a year! Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 7 now!


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