300 Pounds & Running: Man Proves Big People Run Too!

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Who says big men can’t run? Well, a lot people think it and some say it, but one man is proving them all wrong.

Martinus Evans, the creator of 300 Pounds And Running, is a self-proclaimed “straight no-chaser type of guy, who is on a journey for better health and a better self.” He’s passionate about helping people be the best that they can be and is making big men everywhere stand up and cheer.

“In July 2012, I weighed approximately 360-370 lbs (I don’t know the exact weight because all the scales I encountered stop working at 350 lbs.). One day I walked into work and felt a sharp pain in my hip (the pain literally brought tears to my eyes). I went to my primary care doctor and he recommended that I go to physical therapy. After 20 or so weeks of therapy, the pain was still there.”

“So I went to an orthopedic specialist and he said to me, ‘I know why you’re in pain’” I asked why and he said, ‘Mr. Evans, it’s because you’re fat and you need to start walking and losing weight.’ Feeling angry and embarrassed that the doctor called me “Fat”, I responded, “Screw walking, I’ll run a marathon.” I left the doctor’s office, bought some running shoe and created this blog. The name 300 Pounds and Running was inspired by a NWA song, titled ‘100 Miles and Running.’ The initial goal of this blog was to document my journey to eating right, losing weight, and running a marathon. Since the inception of this blog, I have lost over 80 lbs and ran my first marathon in my hometown of Detroit, MI.”

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“Besides my journey for better health and better self, my overarching goal for this blog is to INSPIRE & CHALLENGE you to expand your comfort zone, to MOTIVATE you during your times of need, and to help you to CHANGE YOUR THINKING about losing weight and put the focus where it belongs, overall health.”

Via his website, Evans keeps fans up to date on his progress and is an inspiration to many.

According to the site, Evans and those who believe in him “don’t do diets! Diets are temporary, they do not breed long-term success.”

They “respect the process! It did not take us a month to gain this weight and it most certainly will not take a month to lose it.”

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