108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money, and Sacrificing Everything

Plus, skinny dipping

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Here’s a shot from mine in southern Colorado.

What I’m reading

The Many Considerations of Skinny-Dipping: You never have to be naked around anyone you don’t want to. Period. [Blair Braverman for Outside]

108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money, and Sacrificing Everything: The eighth Women’s World Cup, which begins Friday in France, comes at a pivotal time for the women’s game. For years, players around the world have demanded better pay and more support from their federations. In some countries, serious progress has been made; in many others, the fight continues. [Allison McCann for The New York Times]

Rebecca Rusch Never Lets Herself Get Bored: The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days. [Graham Averill for Outside]

A Response from a Proud “Lazy Parasite” Trail Runner: But rather than engage in a pissing contest with our fellow athletes over who is doing more to protect our common lands, I’d prefer to join forces to make us all more effective. [Stephanie Case for Outside]

Caster Semenya Just Got a Major Win: Switzerland’s supreme court has suspended the IAAF’s testosterone regulations. [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]

Last but not least