Calistoga, Milton, Monument Valley, Phoenix, Pittsfield, Sky Valley + Blackwater River S.F.
Plus: Relaxing our habits + how running may strengthen our knees
Good morning, friends! ☀️
Every Sunday, I put together a list of races that offer the chance to see parts of the world we don’t normally get to see (especially if you live in a big city or near one, like me). What I look for are special runs you wouldn’t find on your own with a simple Google search, but which I’ve had the chance to learn about through all my years running my old website, Half Marathon Guide.
With that, I pair the best reads, listens and things to watch that I’ve found over the past week, things I feel match well with this newsletter’s mission: to uncover the best and most interesting things I can find on running, reading and living.
This week’s list includes interviews with Alison Désir, George Saunders and Jordan Metzl, as well as some incredibly beautiful runs around the U.S. As always, let me know what you think and keep in touch 🙌
First up, some amazingly beautiful races you can run in just a few weeks…