The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting
Plus, the Grand Canyon in another 100 years and healing on the PCT
Happy Monday. Jumping right in this morning.
What I’m reading
Heather Anderson Found Healing on Her Historic PCT Hike: In her new memoir 'Thirst,' the celebrated thru-hiker delves into the physical and mental struggles and triumphs she experienced on the trail. [Shawnté Salabert for Outside]
103-Year-Old Woman Becomes Grand Canyon Ranger: “I enjoy every minute.” [Eric Lutz for the Guardian]
Here's What’s at Stake in the Caster Semenya Case: Should a female athlete’s natural testosterone levels determine whether or not she gets to compete as a woman? Here's a breakdown of both sides of the debate. [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]
Meet Diana Seung: “The outdoor industry can be tough when you’re a woman and a person of color because you don’t see many people like you out there. I never experienced this type of environment when I worked in the childrenswear and fashion industries.” [on Camber]
The First Dog Ascent of a 7,000-Meter Himalayan Peak: We don't want to hear about the time your dog did a fourteener. Mera, recently renamed Baru, made the first canine ascent of Nepal's 23,389-foot Baruntse in November 2018. [Anna Callaghan for Outside]
Pat Gallant-Charette Won't Stop Breaking Records: The oldest woman to swim the English Channel wants to continue knocking off marathon swims into her 80s. [Graham Averill for Outside]
The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting: “American women internalize the importance of restricting food intake as young as age 5, making it almost impossible to test how people would act toward food if they weren’t shackled by a culture of dieting.” [Amanda Mull for the Atlantic]
How Grand Canyon National Park Will Look in 100 Years: As the country's second most popular park turns 100, Grand Canyon faces an unprecedented number of existential threats. Eight experts weigh in on the major changes it will undergo during the next century. [Katherine LaGrave for Outside]
This is pretty damn good
Last but not least
Wishing Blair Braverman all of the luck and all of the fun at the Iditarod. I love you and your #uglydogs to the moon and back. You’ve got this.