An interview with a runner's hero
How has running changed you? What are some of the biggest changes in you that you've noticed?
Physically? Well, shopping for M sized clothes instead of XL! (laughs). It used to be the case where I would walk past a G2000 store and think to myself, "Nah, not for me. I wouldn't fit". But things have changed dramatically. No more 'plus size' shopping for me.
It's much more interesting now. I've had to undergo a complete wardrobe makeover! The best part is that, since I train with a group of friends who have all equally lost a decent amount of weight, we've made an effort to donate all the clothes we can no longer fit in, to charity; yet another cool benefit of running and exercise.
Mentally, my confidence has been boosted tenfold. It's just such a massive difference now. Before running, I used to be the typical self-conscious guy who would shy away from crowds and things like that. But now, I walk across rooms like this with confidence.