In today’s episode, I chat with Jill Angie from Not Your Average Runner. (Previously know as Running With Curves)
Jill is a personal trainer, coach, runner, triathlete, blogger, and author who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size.
She writes about the joys and challenges of being a curvy runner and shares her experiences, knowledge, and expertise to help her readers embrace their inner athlete.
In addition to running, she has an unbridled passion for kettlebells, cupcakes, champagne, fuchsia, and murder mysteries (not necessarily in that order).
In this episode:
- Our experiences at FitBloggin’14 in Savannah, Georgia.
- How signing up for a company-sponsored 5k inspired Jill to start running.
- How a friend’s 6 year old son helped Jill catch the running bug.
- How her running bug was interrupted by 10 years of starts and stops.
- How Jill got her running mojo back and built her self confidence.
- How running has led Jill to feel great, lose weight, and believe in (and accomplish) any goal she sets.
- The importance of cross training.
- “Running Her Own Race” during Triathlons.
- Jill’s biggest struggles along her journey and how she embraced them, turned them around, and changed her mindset.
- How she went from poor habits to experiencing the joy of running.
- Jill’s high points and successes and what they taught her about herself.
- How volunteering at a race handing out medals can inspire you and keep you motivated.
- The top factors responsible for Jill’s greatest running gains.
- Why struggling with weight, body image, finding running clothes that fit, chafing, and other issues led Jill to write a book that she wished existed when she started running.
- How Jill dealt with her “Inner Mean Girl” to get past the mental challenges she faced with her body image and other issues, as a heavier runner.
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