About this episode

This episode with Briana Boehmer is the third in a Oiselle-sponsored series with the Underbirds: a team of 5 female athletes being supported by Oiselle in the lead up to the 2024 Marathon Olympic Trials. More than an accomplished runner, Briana is a friend, wife, entrepreneur and small business owner, working to leave the world a better place. Unlike the other Oiselle Underbirds, Briana did not qualify for the Olympic Trials, after having to pull out of her goal race due to injury: we discuss this and much more.

In this episode we talk about:

  • growing up fast without a mom
  • finding family and community through running 
  • from unconfident underdog to Oiselle-sponsored Underbird
  • overcoming disappointment with community
  • achieving peak performance: joy in the process and consistency, over pressure to perform

Like what you heard? Tune in next month for episode 4 in the Oiselle Underbirds series. https://www.oiselle.com/pages/year-of-the-underbird 

Listen to episode 1 here: 289. Underbirds Flying High: Molly Bookmyer’s Journey to the Marathon Olympic Trials

And episode 2 here: 293. Underbirds Flying High: Ari Hendrix on Racing, Representation, and Resilience 

Follow Briana on Instagram @briboehmer and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


This podcast episode is supported by Oiselle, one of my favorite brands in the running space, a running apparel company run by women for women. And this year, the Year of the Underbird, Oiselle is supporting a small group of women leading up to the Olympic Marathon Trials, as well as a series here on the podcast, helping to amplify and share the stories of these resilient athletes.

So, if you want to support Oiselle in their mission to help people feel like they belong here, you can check out more about the Year of the Underbird here.

And if you’re in the market for some great running gear, head on over to their website and use code FTLR10 for 10% off your first order.

Microcosm Coaching

This episode is sponsored by the good people over at Microcosm Coaching, our friends TJ David and Zoe Rom.

It’s that time of year again, time to jumpstart your 2024 running goals. We love partnering with Microcosm because they truly align on our beliefs for this show - they support their clients through breakthroughs, setbacks and plateaus, and are in it for the long run.

Whether you’re running your first 5K, or your tenth 100-miler, the coaches at Microcosm have a personalized training plan designed to fit your life and your goals. Not only will you have a strong relationship with your coach, but you’ll also be part of a community of other people like you to help encourage you, strengthen your commitment and support accountability. Head on over to Microcosm Coaching and let them know that the team at For The Long Run sent you.

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