About this episode

Danny is a bit of an enigma, living as himself and traveling in multiple crazy directions. He is an author, events organizer, adventurer and runner, passionate about community.

In this episode we talk about:

  • founding a group relay from LA to Boston
  • having community at the core
  • being a really happy person
  • coping with the loss of in-person community during the pandemic
  • managing adversities
  • time management
  • boundaries and learning to say no
  • working smarter not harder
  • running for bigger purposes, across countries, and living a wild life
  • ADHD and being hyper-focused
  • wrestling with the human condition
  • teamwork makes impossible possible
  • being the best you rather than modeling others
  • sharing through storytelling
  • incredible human strength

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Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do.

Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running.

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REVEL Big Cottonwood

This episode is brought to you by the REVEL Race Series. REVEL is an incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful series of full and half marathons that take place in the most scenic U.S. locations. All the races feature a fast downhill slope and spectacular scenery. Their next race takes runners from the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah on September 10th for the 10-year anniversary of REVEL Big Cottonwood. Register at RunRevel with code FTLR for $10 off.


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