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Fastest Female in the Bay & Our Favorite Running Books

It’s Run Local Wednesday #6 of 2021 and it’s around this time that most people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions

👉 Over the last few weeks, we’ve provided tips to get you started on your running journey as well as stay accountable, discussed the power of running groups, and witnessed our San José Series community already log 40,000 miles in the 408 Challenge and get to their start line and tackle the 10th 9.5 anniversary 408K.

📺 Today on Run Local Wednesday IGTV we’re feeling inspired to keep going by one of the Bay Area’s fastest female runners, Ayla Granados of the HOKA Aggies, who is pushing herself to personal bests while coaching local High School athletes during the ongoing pandemic.

📚 Below, we help you get through the dog days of winter with a good book; 12 of them to be exact.

💡 Sit down with coffee and tea from a local roaster or tea house where you can often explore unique blends. In San José check out one of Voyager Craft Coffee‘s three locations or TeaLyfe.

☘️ Stay tuned for the San José Shamrock Run (March 12 – 21) medal reveal during next week’s #MedalMonday @runlocalevents. You can also guarantee to have your race medal and personalized bib shipped to you during race week when you register by Tuesday, February 16 @ 11:59pm PT.

Run Local Books to Inspire

We scoured our bookshelves (for mostly running stories) we’ve loved and wanted to share a few of these with you. What are your favorites? Tag @runlocalevents in a post or story to share with the #RunLocal community.

Links below go to bookshop.org where a percentage of your purchase will support local bookstores. Over $11 million has already been raised 👏