How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch

Plus, why women will save running

Hello, good morning. It’s Monday, and Mondays are hard, but the holiday season is rapidly approaching, which I hope means we all get some time off. Until then let’s drink all the coffee, pet all the dogs, listen to our favorite playlists, and do whatever it takes to kickstart today.

What I’m reading

California Has a New Equal-Pay Act for Athletes: The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports. [Christine Yu for Outside]

Mary Cain and the Dark Side of Pro Running: In Cain’s case, her mistreatment led to athletic decline. But what if it hadn’t? [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]

Another of Alberto Salazar’s Runners Says He Ridiculed Her Body for Years: Amy Yoder Begley says she was criticized for being overweight, told her laugh was annoying, and made to sign a contract promising not to become friends with her teammates. [Matthew Futterman for The New York Times]

The History of Women's Terrible Pockets: Women's pockets used to be functional. Why aren't they anymore? [Kassondra Cloos for Outside]

Why Women Will Save Running: Former Nike Oregon Project runners’ accounts of emotional abuse by Alberto Salazar are kickstarting a conversation about an ugly side of sports and how to change it. [Erin Strout for Women’s Running]

The Anti-Influencer Who Wants You to Travel Ethically: With every post, Kiona, creator of the popular blog and Instagram account How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, is teaching herself and her followers how to be, well, less basic. [Erin Berger for Outside]

Welcome to Retirement: Lindsey Vonn Confronts Life After Skiing: Vonn is a three-time Olympic medalist with 82 World Cup golds, an internationally renowned comeback artist, and one of the most dominant American athletes of a generation. She is also, as of February, no longer skiing. So what will she do next? [Katie Baker for the Ringer]

Why Sasha DiGiulian Lobbies Congress in Her Free Time: As a climbing community, we may be politically diverse, but we all share the same passion, so let's come together to protect America's public lands. [Sasha DiGiulian for Outside]

Last but not least

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