About this episode

Dana Bogan is a runner, fitness instructor and social worker in Boston, MA.

Dana’s a friend I’ve known for over five years and it has been a pleasure to watch her grow over that time.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • why she started running
  • being from an interracial couple
  • going from short distance to long distance
  • the pressure she feels related to running and racing -“what does running mean to you?”
  • her relationship with community
  • life as a social worker
  • mental health and the stigmas around it
  • depression and related thoughts
  • some of her amazing messages on instagram
  • her initial apprehension for doing the podcast
  • her racing goals (they’re a bit different yet AWESOME)
  • some of her role models and biggest supporters
  • success
  • and so much more

Follow along with Dana’s adventures at instagram.com/strength.soul.sarcasm

Thanks to Janji for sponsoring this episode. As a runner you know the importance of hydration, but you might not know that almost 800 million people lack access to drinking water. By working together, we can create viable solutions and collectively, we can have a greater impact. 


The Janji Collective is one way to do that. It’s a membership that earns you tons of perks like discounts on gear and first access to new collections. It’s also a community of adventurous runners around the world. 100% of the membership fee goes towards supporting clean water programs 


I’m a member and enjoy knowing that it is a small step that each of us can take that when pooled together, can have quite an impact. 


If you use the code FTLR, you can join the Janji collective for $50. You’ll receive a free singlet as well as a special members only discount for life. Every dollar from that will go towards supporting clean water programs. 

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