From Fat to Finish Line

Update: We're now on NETFLIX! Just search "From Fat to Finish Line".
In December 2011, I started e-mailing with a man named Rik who had a similar story to me--he had lost 90 pounds, became a runner, and even had the same skin removal surgery as me. He mentioned that he did a couple of Ragnar Relays (I did one in 2010, and wanted to do another) and we talked about how cool it would be to form a team made up of people like us--who had lost a significant amount of weight and become runners along the way.

Rik said he could coordinate the whole thing and serve as team captain if I could put a team together. And through the power of my blog, I knew I could do that! I've read so many amazing stories of people that fit our description, and put some serious thought into it before sending out the invitations. I wanted to be sure to pick just the right people for this team.

Long story short, we now have a complete Ragnar Relay team, made up of inspiring people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have become runners through each of their journeys. Our adventure is going to be filmed into an inspirational documentary! Here is a sneak preview of the documentary:

The film is now available on iTunes and Amazon!

The website for the film:
On Twitter:
On Facebook:
IMDb page: From Fat to Finish Line

We were on the Today Show!! Here is the clip:

For posts related to this whole project, you can see below: An intro to each member:
Runner #1: Katie (yours truly)
Runner #2: Meredith
Runner #3: Lealah
Runner #4: Ada
Runner #5: Andrea
Runner #6: Rik
Runner #7: Jennifer
Runner #8: Linda
Runner #9: Jen
Runner #10: Allison
Runner #11: Carly
Runner #12: John

Updates on the Runners of the Race (2016): Updated Runner Stories

Posts about planning:
Introducing the project
Finding our twelfth team member
Tentative Key West plans for me and Jerry
The announcement of the documentary (on Jen's blog)
An explanation of the race

Posts about the race:
Bienvenido a Miami 
Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, Part 1
Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, Part 2
Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, Part 3
Ragnar Relay Florida Keys, Part 4
The Today Show aired! 

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