Happy Sunday! Who got in their run this morning? ?‍♀️?‍♂️ Meet SRA AmbasSRAdor @lizaroo. She tells us what makes Sacramento the best city to run in: “The Sacramento area is hands-down the best for running! We are blessed with near perfect running weather year-round, miles of uninterrupted bike trail along TWO rivers with access to water fountains and restrooms (score!!), an AWESOME network of parks and greenbelts, and the greatest running community around! Whether on a training run or at a local race, I can always spot a familiar face or make a new friend. The community is so accepting, encouraging and supportive, it always feels like home

Meet SRA AmbasSRAdor @manda_the_bear. Amanda is an amazing example that anyone can be a runner. You just have to get out there and run: “I love how accepting the Sac running community is of me, as I don’t look like the stereotypical “runner”! I am honored to be an Ambassador for SRA to show people that runners come in all shapes and sizes and even us big girls can be runners, too. I am by no means the fastest runner, but I give every run 100% and always finish no matter what

Meet SRA AmbasSRAdor @jd4mica. J.D. tells us what he loves about running in Sacramento: “The thing I love most about running in Sacramento is the variety. I live in Wilton, CA (Sacramento County), which is a small rural town near Elk Grove. It’s beautiful country running with great landscape views and a calm feel. When I run there, it really allows me to be more mindful and focus on the present without any distractions. When I run during the week, I’m usually running in Sacramento. As you can imagine, my views and feel are completely different, but not in a bad way. I really have grown to appreciate the differences between country and city running. It helps me appreciate Sacramento’s diversity. If I decide to head out on the American River Trail, I get a taste of nature right in the middle of Sacramento. It’s the best of both worlds

5 more days until race day, and we have our final update from @that_runner_girl_goes, who will be taking on: “Well, this is it!! The home stretch!?? This week I’m taking time to appreciate all the hard work I’ve put in.??‍♀️ We have all put in the time, run the miles-all while stressing over any obstacles and simultaneously, enjoying the many milestones.? I am confident my body knows what it’s supposed to do and I know yours does too. It’s easy to overthink, but with the holidays upon us, take a step back and jump for joy!? The training will pay off and if it doesn’t turn out exactly the way you hope, that’s okay too.?? Enjoy the race folks, we deserve it