Meet Danna, our first Raw Threads Athlete. Look for more from Danna and Raw Threads in this upcoming race season. Find out more about Danna below and ask her questions below.
Hi Everyone! My name is Danna and I’m really excited to be joining the Raw Threads Team! I started running track in 7th grade and cross -country in 10th grade. I grew up doing gymnastics and really started distance running after college. Through college, I ran mostly track, specializing in sprints and long jump. I ran cross-country as well, but didn’t really start enjoying distance running until after graduating from college and moving to Florida. What really motivated me to start true distance running was my sister. Like me, she grew up as a gymnast, but she signed up for a half marathon and worked really hard to complete it. I figured that if she could do it, so could I! I signed up for my first half marathon, and first Disney race, in 2012. My sister and I ran that race together, and from there on, I was hooked. Since 2012, I have run 5 10Ks, 3 10-milers, 10 half marathons, 3 marathons, and too many 5Ks to count! I’m really looking forward to talking about running with fellow runners. I can’t wait to learn about other people’s journeys and share training and race tips. Running brings people together in ways that nothing else can, and I’m so excited to be part of this community!