- June 03, 2019
This Wednesday is Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how you do it, or how far you go—from a few laps through your neighborhood, to 20-mile adventures on remote ridge trails—the important thing is that you have fun being active, and you inspire others to join you. For this special edition of the Weekly Fourcast, we gathered podcast picks from Jaybird employees that celebrate and inspire the pursuit of running.
The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.
Jaybird’s Recommended Playlists:
The Morning Shakeout with Mario Fraioli, Episode 31 with Gabe and Justin Grunewald
Gabe is a top middle-distance runner battling a rare cancer. Justin is also a top runner and a doctor. This is a great all around/upbeat discussion on running and living life to its fullest while facing cancer, and how doing so is helping create awareness for rare diseases.
She Explores, Olympian Sarah Attar
Sarah is the first female to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympics, a professional marathon runner, and a photographer who lives in Mammoth, California. Sarah’s is an inspirational story.
Rich Roll, Mirna Valerio on Being Positive and Honoring Your Truth
This is a great interview with a true ambassador of our sport, who is on a mission to empower women of all shapes and sizes. Mirna is also the creator of the Fat Girl Running website.
Runners of NYC, Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm is the best-selling author of Outliers, Tipping Point, and Blink. This episode is a dive into his running roots, why he runs and how he stays fast, but also how he feels about being a ‘mediocre’ runner. We get to hear a few funny stories about getting lost on the run in Tennessee, his goals for running as a masters athlete, why it’s nicer to be a mediocre runner and his searing hot take on America’s untapped resources for distance running.