One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Sports Bra

Plus, Blair Braverman reviews 'The Impossible Climb'

Hello from a super secluded house in J-Tree, where I’m spending a long weekend with two of my best friends. Pretty sure this is one of the better remote offices I’ve ever worked out of. After making the rounds through Palm Springs, L.A., and Bishop, my California road trip is coming to an end, and I’ll be back on a regular life and newsletter schedule next week. But for now, some pretty mountains:

Bishop, CA

What I’m reading

Mikaela Shiffrin, the Best on Skis, Gets Used to Putting a Sport on Her Shoulders: After setting a host of World Cup records, Shiffrin is taking on the task of replacing Lindsey Vonn as the face of American skiing. [Bill Pennington for The New York Times]

The Best Sports Bras for D Cups and Over: I'm tired of doubling up old sports bras—aren't you? [Madeleine LaPlante-Dube for Outside]

Chills, Thrills and Spills: How Alex Honnold Conquered El Capitan: “‘The Impossible Climb’ is an accomplished portrait of two remarkable lives—but its major weakness, of both style and imagination, lies in Synnott’s depictions of women. Professional climbing is largely a man’s world, but rather than examine this dynamic as he does countless others, Synnott uses descriptions that further diminish and objectify the women he encounters.” [Blair Braverman for The New York Times]

Pregnancy Isn't the End of Your Outdoor Sports: For active mamas-to-be, nine months of playing it too safe feels wrong. Good news: you don't have to give up on outdoor adventure. [Krista Langlois for Outside]

The Marathon Pioneer Who Was Almost Forgotten: Pikes Peak has two races: The Ascent, a 13.3-mile trail run with an elevation gain of more than 7,000 feet, and the Marathon, which climbs up the mountain and back down again. Race director Ron Ilgen says organizers always expected women to run the Ascent. They didn’t think any woman would have the strength necessary to run back down. In 1959, Arlene Pieper proved them wrong. [Karen Given for WBUR]

Margo Hayes Ticks Another 5.15 with Papichulo: Margo Hayes has done it again. [Editors at Rock and Ice]

Last but not least