Friday Inspiration 275

screen capture from Summer of Wonder

Last summer, Kaytlyn Gerbin set out to run the 93-mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier really fast, and I won’t spoil it for you but she is a LEGEND (video)

 

I think I follow four or five map accounts on Instagram and I am really loving this one lately

Science proving what many of us have known for decades: Why Walking on Legos Hurts More Than Walking on Fire or Ice

A timelapse of a huge section of ice breaking and drifting across Lake Michigan, shot from the Hancock building

Duncan Gammie emailed me a while back and invited me on his podcast, Dunc Tank, and reeled me in with the fact that he’s interviewed Noam Chomsky (!). We talked about some familiar stuff but also got into some fresh interview terrain for me and had a fun conversation.

I’ve been subscribing to Mike Sowden’s new newsletter since it started four weeks ago, and this piece, Avoid Reading Clickbait Hogwash With This One Curious Trick, has been my favorite so far.

I love Kottke.org for many reasons, and this discovery of these online ambiance rooms is the latest reason (especially the Jazz Piano Bar in Paris one)

Trail Runner published an excerpt from my new book, I Hate Running and You Can Too, called “There Are No ‘Hacks’”.


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—Brendan

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