RB52: Andy Cloud – Running Tips From RunBuzz Community Members #5 - RunBuzz

RB52: Andy Cloud – Running Tips From RunBuzz Community Members #5

Andy Cloud RunBuzz Running Interview

Show notes:

In today’s episode, my special guest is, Andy Cloud. Andy is a member of the RunBuzz running community and he walks us through his personal journey on how he underwent a massive transformation in weight loss and as a runner. By cleaning up his diet and becoming more active he went from being 120+ pounds overweight to eventually managing a charity race. 

Andy Cloud

We discuss:
  • How he got started in running.
  • His weight loss journey and personal transformation.
  • How he signed up for his first 5k, trained for it, but then chickened out at the last moment causing him to drop out of running for awhile.
  • How he got back into running after seeing a runner near the finish line do something incredible just after the bombs went off at the Boston marathon and after his doctor asked him to join a new running group being formed at their church.
  • How Andy became the reluctant race director to help raise money for Peterson Outdoor Ministries, which helps provide outdoor recreation therapy for wounded or returning vets and their families.
  • Andy shares some amazing weight loss tips. In fact, I have never even heard of them and when you hear them it makes perfect sense.
  • Andy’s tip on mindfulness and willing yourself to run.


I hope you enjoy this series, and if you would like to share your running journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Have a great week!


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About the Author Steve Carmichael

Steve is a RRCA / USA Track and Field Certified Running Coach who has helped thousands of runners since 2010. He coaches online as well as locally in the Columbus, Ohio area. He is host of RunBuzz Running a top rated running podcast with 150+ episodes available for free on all major podcast apps. Steve resides in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wife, kids, and dog.

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