About this episode

This episode with Molly Bookmyer is the first 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. Molly is a runner based in Columbus, Ohio, wife and sister, dog mom, and corporate professional working a full time job. She is also a Oiselle Underbird!

In this episode we talk about:

  • resiliency through injuries and health scares to elite running
  • focusing on the baby steps, the daily process over big future goals
  • gratitude for the ability to run, even when it’s hard 
  • looking ahead to the 2024 Marathon Olympic Trials as a Oiselle Underbird
  • balancing elite running with a full time job

Like what you heard? Tune in next month for episode 2 in the Oiselle Underbirds series. https://www.oiselle.com/pages/year-of-the-underbird 

Follow Molly on Instagram @mollybookie 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.

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