Boulder is about 1300 miles too far from Seattle. I think this every time I think of Kara. Fortunately, she helps us shorten that distance with lots of updates on training, racing, and what's turned out to be a political year for the sport. Like so many women, I was incredibly proud of her for sharing her story this spring on the BBC and speaking truth to power. At the same time, she remains an imaginary BFF to vast numbers of women who not only follow her running, but also her ability to balance a pro career with family, friends, and community. I'm always in awe of Kara's focus, and when the heat is on, her strength and poise.