There’s something about PR Wednesday. 

There’s something about PR Wednesday.

It’s a different vibe than the rest of NP Oakland’s workouts. We run stairs at Cleveland Cascade, the beloved public staircase off Lake Merritt. It’s bookended by apartment buildings, so unlike by the Boating Center, we have to be quiet (#ninjas). But even if we could be loud, we wouldn’t be—the tribe just works too hard on PR Wednesday.

No partners. No circuits. Nothing to keep track of except your laps and your breathing. Just stairs and burpees. It’s a tough one. And this tribe gets after it.

Throw in a bunch of new friends, many dogs, a little post-workout World Cup #breakfastgang, a visit from Alex’s (and Steve’s!) parents, and a new all-time NP Oakland PR Wednesday record set by Tim (13 laps!), and you’ve got yourself a pretty solid start to your weekday.


TAGGING NEXT WEDNESDAY: Next Wednesday is the Fourth of July, and we’re tagging shirts to celebrate. The #NP_OAK tag will be revealed tomorrow at noon, just in time to tag next week and in time for…

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: We’ll be posting all your fantastic portraits tomorrow. They make excellent profile pictures. Share them on the #soshmeeds, tag @novemberprojectoak on IG or November Project Oakland on FB, credit Shing Wong for his excellent photography and photo editing, and spread the #OaklandLove.

RBO: Running for a Better Oakland is hosting a fun run on August 4, followed by an East Bay Beer Runners after-party. Check out the details on Facebook and register for the run here to support RBO. Spots for the fun run are limited so register soon!

SUMMIT: Register soon for the North Face Endurance Challenge Series at Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin. You can run 50 miles, 50 kilometers, a marathon, or team up with a few other folks to run a marathon relay. Here’s a Google doc to start coordinating relay and race interests, travel, and other stuff.

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