About this episode

This episode of the podcast is a recording from a live panel discussion at the Brooks Hyperion House during the 2022 Boston Marathon weekend.

This discussion is moderated by me, Jonathan Levitt, and the panelists are: Dana Bogan, Sidney Baptista, Emily Saul, and Amy Tortorello.

In this episode we talk about:

  • the Boston running community
  • defining community and belonging
  • celebrating diversity of person and pace
  • reasons for showing up
  • being part of something bigger than yourself
  • November Project and running groups
  • community beyond the run
  • feeling seen and supported unconditionally
  • being more than a runner
  • showing up when you don’t want to
  • representation and belonging in the running community
  • relating to professional running
  • self-acceptance and compassion
  • leadership and coaching
  • the intersection between movement and mindset, running and psychology
  • evolving relationships with running and community

Find our panelists on Instagram:

Dana Bogan @strength.soul.sarcasm

Sidney Baptista @sidbap

Emily Saul @emilysaulboston

Amy Tortorello @amy__tea

And follow For The Long Run podcast @forthelrpod

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Thank you to Brooks for hosting this live panel discussion at the Brooks Hyperion house during the 2022 Boston Marathon weekend.

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