As the first week of 2017 comes to a close we are seeing rainfall in the east bay like we have not seen in some time. YAY!  This welcome wet brings some extra dynamics to class, so make sure you are ready for the elements as we go into this second wet week! It’s smart to bring a towel for your car after class, and possibly a change of shoes for the ride home. As far as workout shoes go, those that have more grip are good, but beware of training in trail shoes. A cross training shoe that is water resistant is ideal. I LOVE my Reebok all terrain shoes, I go through a puddle and they have drained out before my foot hits the ground. My foot does get wet, but with the right socks I’m still good to go with no chafing or blisters to show for it.  We have cover at all locations, but the rain presents other challenges like slick surfaces and wet mats. It’s always good to be prepared with a positive attitude, so let the kid in you come out and get a little wet at class. You may just love it!

This article is helpful for how to run in the rain,  it also applies to rainy day classes.

On another note, the #gumsaba2017 New Year Challenge starts on Monday 1/9! Gumsaba clients CLICK HERE to enter. Those of you who work at CytoSport can CLICK HERE to enter the #cyto2017 challenge.

We’ve reworked the blog format to serve you better in 2017. We will still post the following days classes on the blog posts, but they are also posted every Sunday evening under Weekly Workouts in your client portal for your convenience. This is the flow going forward:

Monday Motivation – a quick blurb to get your week started right!

Tuesday Triumph  – has something gone great this week? Email me about it, I would love to know and highlight your triumph!

Wednesday Workout  – Your DIY workout for the week

#TBT – Throwing it back to classes of years past!

Friday Feast  – Recipe of the week!

Saturday Review – A place to get the highlights of the week

Sunday Stretch and Roll – A stretch and a myofascial release to compliment it!

January events: 

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Gumsaba Accountability Group

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Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

San Francisco

Sunday January 8

Sign up here (no formal gumsaba team)


Running Team Meet up – weather dependent

Lafayette Reservoir

Sunday January 15 –  8:30am

Meet at the little building in the middle of the parking lot


Running Team Meet up  – weather dependent

Iron Horse Trail

Sunday January 29 –  8:30am

Meet at the Alamo Plaza/Iron horse trailhead