So can a fat kid turn himself into a runner? Possible, but it's definitely not easy. Look, let me first tell you that I don't like running. I definitely don't like labelling myself a runner.
I've been a software guy all my life. I love building software systems. Things that store data in large databases, you login, and the system does something. I've never really understood hardware. So when the Arduino and the Raspberry PI came out I ignored them for the most part. Lately though I've been seeing things through a different lens.