This week we have the absolute pleasure of welcoming our friend, three time Olympian and New York Times Best Selling Author, Deena Kastor to the show! Deena and Natalie have known each other for over 30 years and you'll find out all the details in this special episode.

Deena also shares with us her favorite places to RUN, have a great meal, grab a cocktail, wonderful hotel options and so much more in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA.
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Deena's Recommendations in Mammoth Lakes, CA

1. Begin at Mammoth Creek Park, run on the Rock Trail (10K). Go down Mammoth Creek Road, turn right on the Rock Trail. The end of the run spits you out on Old Mammoth Road. Lots of views, a very hilly run with a gradual decent on asphalt.
2. Begin in Agnew Meadows. It's called Thousand Island Lakes (18 mile mile loop).  Beautiful views and great place to take pictures. This is a safe route and taking map is recommended.
3. Run around the Lakes Basin - Lake Mary (road) or Horseshoe Lake (trail). Flat runs with beautiful scenery, great for an easy run.

1. The Warming Hut (breakfast and brunch)
2. Giovanni's Pizza
3. Petro's Wine Bar and Bistro

1. Black Velvet Coffee
2. Stellar Brew
3. Loony Bean
4. Elixir Juice Bar
5. Shelter Distilling (cocktails)
6. Mammoth Brewery
7. Gomez's (Mexican food - great margaritas)

1. Alpenhof ( Lots of festivals)
2. Westin

Footloose Sports (running shoes and nutrition. They also rent bikes, skis and snowboards).

RACES (Deena and Andrew Kastor put on both races)
4th Of July Footloose Freedom Mile  (winners receives a apple/rosemary pie made by Deena).
Turkey Trot (winners receive a pumpkin cheesecake made by Deena).

Where to Find Deena:
NYT Bestselling Book: "Let Your Mind Run":

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Intro music: Pipes of a Stranger
Photo credit: NYCRR