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RB57: Dana Ayers – Confessions Of An Unlikely Runner

Dana Ayers

Show Notes:

In this episode I speak with author and runner, Dana Ayers. Her book, Confessions Of An Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated is an encouraging and often hilarious journey of running for those of us who are mid or back of the pack runners, who do not fit the stereotypical runner profile.  This episode is packed full of funny stories and running tips that go beyond the normal running tips you often read about.

Dana shares her crazy running adventures that started while working as an intern and staffer at the White House,  to wardrobe malfunctions, to starting a viral movement one the Internet involving floss sticks.  You will not want to miss this episode.

We discuss:

  • How Dana got started running.
  • Her time at the White House, under the Bush administration, as a intern and staffer.
  • Why she came up with the idea of writing a book on running.
  • Wardrobe malfunctions, masking tape, 20 mile long runs, floss sticks, Japanese bath houses, and other wild experiences.
  • How she went from running her first 5k to eventually half marathons, marathon, relay races, and obstacle races.
  • Her stories of dodging tornados during her marathon and adventures running Tough Mudder.
  • And she shares her pro running tips from a non-pro, every day runner perspective.

I highly recommend Dana’s book.  It is informative, yet hilarious at the same time. Confessions Of An Unlikely Runner is now available on Amazon.

You can learn more about Dana and her running adventures on her website, DCDana.com.

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