About The Chubby Runner

A site dedicated to helping beginners and overweight people train for a marathon and find joy in running.


Just a chubby guy

I’m just a regular chubby guy. I am not a runner, although I do run. Let me just get that out there. Kinda like the guy who says I’m not a golfer, but continues to golf. What that really means is that he sucks at golf but still likes to play.

I’m not the stereotypical runner type. Obviously.

I want to help other chubby people run a marathon

I am not genetically predisposed to long lean legs and a svelte body capable of perfect floating strides. When I run I look more like an albatross, flopping around, wheezing, sweating profusely, and breathing heavily. The reason I paint that beautiful visual is to illustrate that I’m just an average chubby guy, an average chubby guy who has run marathons.

I want to help others that feel they don’t fit the mold, or that they’ve struggled in athletic pursuits. I was that guy, I am that guy.

beginner running program
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It all started with a bucket list

This whole crazy marathon idea began as a bucket list item, nestled between jumping out of a plane and visiting every Major League Ballpark.

36. Hike in Glacier National Park, Montana

39. Visit every Major League Baseball park

42. Run a major marathon, like New York or Chicago

54. Jump out of a plane

How does a person go from ZERO running experience to RUNNING MARATHONS?

Chubby Runner Insights

The sole purpose of this site is to help you get from wherever you are, across the marathon finish line. There were both mental and physical hurdles that I had to learn how to overcome. But those things just added to my experience and made me stronger.

I had never run long distances when I started training for my first marathon.

Let’s Do This!

I’m just an average chubby guy with some running mileage under his belt. Hopefully, some of the stuff I’ve learned through my training can help you pursue your goals. I can help you reach the goal of running a marathon. No matter what you’re starting point is, there are tips and insights that can help you.

Keep reading and happy running.

The Chubby Runner