"Play not only keeps us young but also maintains our perspective about the relative seriousness of things. Running is play, for even if we try hard to do well at it, it is a relief from everyday cares." — Jim Fixx, author of 1977’s “The Complete Book of Running”
It’s that time of year again! Time to unplug, to put the laptop away, get out from underneath the fluorescent lights of the office, and into nature. So that’s what me, my wife and my kids are doing this week with our family, on a beach vacation week in South Carolina.
That’s why you haven’t seen much in the way of updates from me this week if you’re a subscriber to our paid newsletters. Don’t worry, though — we’ll be back next week with a round of new race discounts and the first of some really interesting stories we’ve been working on recently. Stay tuned.
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In the meantime, here are some of the best pieces from our writers lately on running in the summer and how to do it the right way — plus some great races you still can run.
Hope all is great with you guys and you’re enjoying your summer, while staying as consistent with you can with your running and training. Let me know how things are going with you, and stay hydrated out there!