Crete, Enchanted Forest, Flushing Meadows, Golden Gate Bridge, Greifensee, Mount Kilimanjaro + Rocky Mountains
Races you'll love running + weekly recommendations
Good morning, friends! ☀️
First, I wanted to share how much fun it’s been for me to see the reports from everyone who’s participating in our May running challenge — your photos, your stories and even just your check-ins, as we all get in a run toward our own specific goals for the month, no matter what they are.
It’s a blast for me to see where you’re running — just in the past couple of days, you’ve shared photos from Austin, Seattle, Puerto Rico, Manchester (U.K.), Colorado’s Deer Creek Canyon, and more. I love knowing that we’re a running group that’s scattered all around the world, keeping in touch virtually.
Now that we’ve got our first week in the books, how is it going for you? For me, I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to get a good run in every day — and realizing, perhaps, the excuses I’ve been making for not getting them in earlier in the year.
But that’s okay, because we all make mistakes — and I’ll make plenty more, I’m sure. For now, though, I’m making the progress I’ve been wanting to make, and it feels really good to be doing so. And for that, I’m grateful.
I hope you have a wonderful, lovely Sunday out there and that the weather cooperates with what you have in mind for the day — in the meantime, as always, keep in touch and let me know how your running/life is going.
🏃 To run
🌐 Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon, 5K & Relay. A run through New York City’s Flushing Meadows Corona Park, perhaps best-known as the home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the site of two World’s Fairs back in the early and mid-20th century. You’ll run a fast, flat route past several of the park’s best-known monuments, like its Unisphere — commissioned for the New York City World’s Fair back in 1964 — as well as Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Set for July 16, 2023.
🌄 Enchanted Forest Trail Races. A run along the rugged trails of the Carson National Forest near Red River, N.M., one of the most beautifully scenic mountain resort towns anywhere in the southwest, at 8,750 feet above sea level. The race takes runners through what’s known as the Enchanted Forest cross country ski area, and you’ll be able to choose among a full marathon, 8-miler and what organizers call their “Heavy Half Marathon,” which is slightly longer at 14.7 miles — and 1,700 feet of elevation climb. Set for July 29, 2023.