300PAR 022: How Pandora Williams Went From 420 Pounds to 39 Half-Marathons

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Alright, goal crushers in this episode we talk with Pandora Williams. Pandora is a WLS patient who has lost over 260 pounds and ran over 39 half-marathons. Additionally, she is a wellness coach and personal training. In this podcast, Pandora talks to us about who she is, how she went from 420 pounds to running 39 half marathons and becoming a personal training, and lastly, he gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.

Show Notes
  • 0:59 - Who is Pandora Williams? - WLS patient who has lost over 260 pounds, avid runner, personal training, wellness coach… highest weight 420 pounds
  • 2:22 – Pandora shares her weight loss and gain story. “I was always overweight, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t overweight”
  • 4:53 – Time for some action – Learn when Pandora knew she had to make a lifestyle change. - “people all my life told me that I needed to lose weight”
  • 9:37 – Learn how Pandora discovered running. “My intro into running is a sad story”
  • 16:46 – Pandora talks about obstacles she ran into while running. “I’m never going to run 13 miles without a medal”
  • 30:43 – Pandora’s favorite running product.
  • 35:09 – Pandora discusses one of her most difficult races and what she learned from it.
  • 38:56 - Pandora gives advice to her younger/past self. - “Take it slow and enjoy the race”
  • 41:10 - Pandora’s’ advice to new runners. - “Make every moment count” “There’s no failure unless you quit”
  • 49:43 - Pandora’s favorite running song.
  • 51:00 - Pandora talks about her blog .
  • 55:01 - Pandora’s words of wisdom for goal crushers. “Running is just faster than walking”
Resources Mentioned During the Podcast How do I contact Pandora Williams?

What you missed in the last episode?

In episode 18, we sat down with Melissa Kahn and talked to us about who she is, her relationship with running, and lastly, she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals. Check out 300 Pounds and Running Podcast episode 18 now!

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