In today's episode we had Sheldon Smith, a very accomplished marathon runner. He shared with us how he found himself when he found running. We got into topics like how mental is an everyday occurrence, how comparison is the thief of joy, and he really shared with us how he transitioned from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one.
7:06 - Sheldon's metabolic age
11:00 - The motivation behind going from sedentary to active
15:28 - The biggest difference in his mental health
18:22 - Message to someone struggling with mental health
24:29 - Tips to being a competent runner
28:51 - What preparation looks like
32:41 - Thoughts on running and knee pain
Sheldon overcame a very sedentary lifestyle when he found his love for running. Through this transformation, he lost over 70 pounds.
In his sedentary days, he was a heavy smoker and drinker and recreational drug user. And now, through a commitment and dedication to change, he's become a very accomplished marathon runner with achievements like a sub-40 10 km and 1:30 half.
As someone who has put thousands and thousands of kilometers on his legs, he is more than qualified to speak about how physical activity can benefit your life.