6. I want to run one of THESE races this summer but not sure which/when/how I would manage it. I have made the promise to myself that when B and I make a big move somewhere far away with big mountains and alpine lakes, I will commit my training to an ultra. So much of that training for me is inspired by the landscape. Plodding along up and down Raleigh Road is hard and rewarding but it's just not the same as other runs (aka see above photo).
7. Obviously so much USA/Boston gal love happening after Desi's HUGE win. Ali did an awesome pre-race check in with Desi on her podcast HERE that I loved! She's just a such a humble, hardworking woman.
8. This article from the Times: Friends, the running inspiration has been flowing this week. I saw this coverage on the NYT instagram stories and have since read the entire article and started following @riyadhurbanrunners on instagram. If these runners don't highlight the resiliency of women and the power of running, I have no clue what will.