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"The Dirt" Trailrunning Podcast

Jan 17, 2021

Ryan is autistic and wants to help other autistic people to find the happiness, health & community he has found in running. In this podcast, Ryan talks about his weight loss, being autistic, his family, and how running has positively changed his life for the better.
Ryan is so happy and positive. We feel his passion for running & caring for people. We are excited to see him continue to share his love, inspire others, and welcome more people into the sport of ultrarunning.
This is a "must listen" show. 
Ryan words after he started running, changing habits, and getting to a healthy weight, "Today I hit a weight I haven’t been down to in my entire adult life. I will be 40 in January. I have battled with my weight all my life as well as being autistic, which sometimes makes life much more complicated. Food has always been a comfort to me. Then, I discovered running. It started out as an obsession with ultramarathons because I like to dream big. I LOVE running. I love it so much that my relationship with food has changed because I now love running more. I don’t eat cookies because it would impact my next run. I am now a plant-based athlete in my mind and I live that life every day. I do know I have a long way to go to reach my goals but I am a million miles away from that guy home alone on the couch weighing in at over 700 pounds."