Run Group: Sun Day Running

Happy Sunday OYM Runners:

Great turn out yesterday and welcome to our new runners.  Those of you who are still stalking this list should come on out and give us a try!  Tomorrow is a very exciting day – a day to come, run, have fun and leave it all behind.   Leave WHAT behind you ask?   Your headlamps of course!   Tomorrow it will finally be light enough to run with just the sun.  So everyone who has used the excuse of not wanting to run in the dark is going to have to come up with a new one.    I’m unfortunately off on a very early flight tomorrow so Erin has agreed to light the way.

Who will come enjoy her sunny disposition?


–            Allison

Run Group: Run to Ground

TGIOYM Runners:

I hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather we are having.  It’s almost like Mother Nature is gearing up with her own celebration for Earth Day tomorrow.   That’s right, April 22nd is international Earth Day which is now celebrated in over 200 countries around the world (how many countries are there anyway?)  I’ve read that it is celebrated with festivals, rallies and outdoor events often with the support of “A-list celebrities and political leaders”.    I think our very own Boston Marathoner Larry is pretty A-list in my book and Maria runs the Community Center Alliance so I think that counts as a political leader.  Which means we are a virtual celebration!

Earth Day encourages people to be environmentally friendly and what could be more friendly than caressing the earth over and over with your feet?  You can do it for 4 miles up to 12 miles if you want.   I think joining us for a run tomorrow morning is the epitome of celebration so who will get earthy with me?


–            Allison

Run Group: Seconds add up to minutes add up to . . .

TGIOYM Runners:I hope everyone is having a great week. Did you see the new study they just released? Scientists have determined that for every mile you run you add 7 hours to your life! Now that is not just because running a mile (or two or ten) can FEEL like it takes 7 hours but rather a true extra 7 hours! This was published in that bastion of scientific research – the Daily Mail.

Even better they found it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go or how far you run – you just need to get out there! Tomorrow we’ll have routes ranging from 4 miles up to 10-12 miles. I’m for sure showing up tomorrow because every extra 7 hours I can get with Tim is like a little slice of heaven.

How will you spend your time?

– Allison

Run Group: Motivation Monday

Happy Sunday OYM Runners:

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. One of the hardest parts of running is motivating yourself to get up and get out there. Motivation is a tricky thing. I often see motivational quotes that resonate with me and give me encouragement. Here are a few for you to consider:

You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them.

What the brain believes, the body will achieve.

Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.

Running is the greatest metaphor for life – you get out of it what you put into it.

What motivates you to run? I’m motivated by the opportunity to be with all of you! Who will find motivation with me tomorrow morning?

– Allison

Run Group: Andale Andale

Happy Sunday OYM Runners:

17362896_10213209635022287_7844231366527722209_nWhat did all of you do this weekend? Magali and Mercedes went all the way to Mexico to run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon – way to go ladies! Which means we really have no excuse not to simply drive down town to go for a run. So what are you waiting for? The weather is awesome and you own a headlamp so come on down.

Who will make it tomorrow morning?

– Allison

P.S, They Pathways run has given us our VERY OWN discount code! Use OYMPATH to get $10 off up until the day before the run. They say the discount will be reflected at the end of the process. Don’t forget to wear your OYM Shirt. Also why not sign up to help Veronique per the earlier email and raise some money in the process. A mere $1 per kilometer would go a long way.

Run Group: Don’t Piss Me Off!

TGIOYM Runners:

I hope everyone has had a great week in this glorious weather even though it is sadly now dark again in the mornings.   That is definitely one thing that could piss off a runner – Daylight Savings Time.   What else might piss off a runner?   Well from an article I saw this week:

Tripping them

Delaying their post run meal (you know who you are Mercedes)

Calling them the J word

Delaying their run (can anyone say Tim?)

Pointing out when they are injured and can’t run (Me?)

The worst thing you can do to piss off a runner is not show up!   So who will avoid pissing Tim off tomorrow morning?

–            Allison

P.S.  if you are interested in the Pathways run if you sign up before March 31 and use the code “earlybird” you can get a 10% discount



Run Group: A spring in your step

TGIOYM Runners!

Another day, another dollar, another Friday, another RUN EMAIL!   Spring has definitely sprung around here so get ready for a gorgeous 70 degree day tomorrow and perfect morning running weather.   Also don’t forget that we spring forward on Saturday night so getting up on Sunday morning is going to be brutal.   All the more reason to run on Saturday instead.   We’ll meet behind OYM at 7 a.m. with a spring in our step and a smile on our faces!

Who will spring to it tomorrow morning?

–            Allison

Run Group: Lions and Lambs

TGIOYM Runners:

Happy March!   How can it be that it is already the month of March?    The first two months have gone by in a blur.   They say that March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb but I have to say the last week has been pretty lamb-like and I’ve definitely enjoyed it.   The lion may be headed our way this weekend as the forecast calls for rain but I see ZERO chance of rain on my weather app tomorrow morning so you lions and lambs have no excuse!

Come celebrate the month with an early morning run as we give a sendoff to our team mates headed for the Napa Marathon on Sunday.   Peggy, Monika, Luis and most likely Tim are Napa bound.   Anyone else planning to run it?   Mercedes and Magali are off to the Mexico City Half Marathon later this month.   What’s on your calendar?

So who will be a lion or a lamb (or a Lambon) tomorrow?


–            Allison

Run Group: Come Hell or High Water

Happy Sunny Sunday OYM Runners:

Tomorrow morning you have a chance to swing for the FENCES and run by MOONLIGHT. Make sure your ARRIVAL is on time and stand under a light so that there are no HIDDEN FIGURES. No sleeping in LA LA LAND. You must get up like a LION. Erin will lead the group up HACKSAW RIDGE and if there’s time you may even get a chance to run to MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.

So who will run for the Oscars tomorrow?


Run Group: Don’t be a Hack

TGIOYM Runners!

Who is enjoying the sun this week??   I sure am (as long as I wear a jacket!)  Tomorrow shows some rain in the forecast but definitely not in the morning.  I know you’ve all heard of life hacks and computer hacks but have you heard of running hacks?   I recently saw an article with several.   They included such awesome advice as sleep in your running clothes to save time in the morning (Tim that might help as long as you include the shoes . . . )   When traveling jump in the shower fully dressed after your run to wash off your running clothes so you don’t have to pack as many, and my favorite – if you’re getting a blister or hot spot mid-run use the wrapper from an energy gel to act as a buffer.   I presume they mean once it is empty! woman-1562560_1920

My favorite OYM running hacks are planning a route to visit as many of the water fountains Vera has shown me as possible and including small extras like Serge’s trail or the Pinewood path to add mileage without realizing it.  Magali has agreed to lead a 10-12 miler tomorrow with short cuts for those who want them.  Who will share their favorite hacks with the group and share the run with Magali tomorrow?

–            Allison

P.S.   Check out this great article that proves runners live longer featuring Kim Wilford’s Dad who was a member of the original breakfast club!   He’s still going strong.


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