Out with the Candy, in with the Turkey – trot that is…

Happy Halloween! After the candy is dished out and the cobwebs are put away – you might think what’s next? Well, we are challenging you and your family to get out on Turkey Day and do a trot.

We’ve got 5 picks for you:

  1. Turkey Day Trail Trot – Battle Creek Park, St. Paul – 8 a.m.

This trail race has a mix of mid and long distance options.

http://www.enduranceunited.org/events/turkey-day-trail-trot/

2. Tonka Turkey Trot – Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka – 8:30 a.m.

The 6th Annual Tonka Turkey Trot is a 5K run/walk geared towards families.

http://www.tonkatrack.org/tonkaturkeytrot

3. Drumstick Dash – Lake Harriet, Minneapolis – 7:30 a.m.

There a multiple races including a 1 mile, a kid’s half-mile and a 10K.

http://www.drumstickdash10k.com/index.html

4. Beast 2 Feast 5K – Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis – 9 a.m.

This race is a benefit for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

http://busybodypromotions.com/beast2feast/

5. The Turkey Trot – St. Paul – 7:30 a.m.

There is a 6K and a 10K option, with an early start to get you back in the kitchen before noon.

http://www.turkeytrotsaintpaul.com/

 

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5 ways to be well this weekend.

1.  O’Gara’s Irish Run

We know it’s past St. Patrick’s Day, but we just can’t get enough of people running in green tutus and wigs.  Plus, this race starts and ends at the bar!

http://www.ogarasirishrun.com/abouttherace/

2.  Watch Hockey

You are not a true Minnesotan if you haven’t watched live hockey.  This weekend you can cheer on boys and girls.

WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center, Friday and Saturday.

http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/detail/wcha-final-five

Women’s Frozen Four at Ridder Arena, Friday and Sunday.

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/icehockey-women/nc

3.  It’s Beauty Week at Whole Foods

Spring is here, it’s time to refresh your skin.  Whole Foods in St. Paul is celebrating with samples, sales and events.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6733&date=2015-03#node-3900971

4.  MN Brewery Running Series Kickoff Party

Saturday, March 21 at the Running Room in Uptown from 6-9 p.m.

The pre-season event to launch upcoming 2015 season!

Join in the fun and get:

  • Discounts on series registration (get 20-50% off + special deals for “Brew Crew” Membership)
  • Discounts on Running Room store merchandise
  • FREE BEER tastings from participating breweries
  • Awesome raffle prizes
  • FREE chair massage
  • 2015 MN Brewery Running Series apparel & merch
  • SWAG bags
  • Info from the experts on safe running and craft beer drinking

This event is FREE and open to the public.

http://www.breweryrunningseries.com/

5.  Plan your Garden

Saturday, March 21 – Minneapolis

The second installment of the Garden Prep with the FairShare Farmers series! Join us for a program lead by Courtney Tchida from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture about garden planning and crop rotation!

http://www.active.com/kids/minneapolis-mn/classes/garden-planning-and-crop-rotation-2015-13944188?int=

Top Five Wellness Ways to Be Irish

st pattys

1.  Get Lucky Half Marathon & 7 K

Start and finish at Saint Paul’s Union Depot with the fun, festive, and friendly Get Lucky Half Marathon with Team Ortho! Run 21k along the Mississippi River, then make your way back to Union Depot for the post-race Irish party to warm up with a slice of Green Mill pizza and a Finnegan’s Irish beer. Registration online at www.getluckytc.org/Registration/. Start Time Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m., Start Time 7K: 9:00 a.m.

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations after you cross the finish line! Head over to get your free glass of Finnegan’s at one of four Irish Pubs, including The Liffey on West 7th Street, for the Get Lucky Post-Race Party!

www.getluckytc.org

2.  2015 St. Patrick’s Day Red Beard Run/ Walk

Head to Wilmar. Run then stay for brunch. St. Patrick’s Day buffet. Corned beef Hash Scrambled eggs French Toast and syrup, Green Beer included in your entry fee.

http://www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=6674

3.  Everyone’s Irish 5k

Minneapolis – run around Lake Calhoun.  Join this fun festive 5k around Lake Calhoun in March. Getting in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day was never so easy with all the amazing spirit and decorations around on race day. The Everybody’s Irish 5K benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Registration is through Active.com, the worlds most trusted and secure website for race event registration. You may set-up teams, view teams, transfer registration, and handle all of your individual registration needs.

4.  The First Green Drink of the Day.

Ingredients – Blend and Drink.

Apples – 2 medium

Celery – 3 stalk, large

Cucumber – 1 cucumber

Ginger Root – 1/2 thumb

Lemon (with rind) – 1/2 fruit

Lime (with rind) – 1 fruit

Parsley – 1 bunch

Spinach – 2 cups

5.  The last Green Drink of the Day.

green beer

Fabulous Friday – Summer is winding down so make the most of what’s left.

Here are some of our ideas to help make you fierce, fit and fabulous this weekend.

Get your Zen on – DJ Style

Check out this week’s Yoga Rocks the Park.

Saturday, September 6th  11AM  Jason Hulshof + Lady Heat

Camp YRP Jes Rosenberg- Adventures of Super Stretch

http://www.yogarocksthepark.com/minneapolis.html

Fore!

There are only a few good weekends left before the courses start closing.  Get out there and get your swing on.

Find a course near you:

http://www.mngolf.org/Courses

Fall = Fashion

Athleta is hitting NYC’s fashion week – check it out here and start updating your workout wear.

http://bit.ly/1xhPO9f

Harvest “Workouts”

These events may not be a traditional workout, but it will get you out and moving.

Grape Stomp (that’s a leg workout right?)

 http://bit.ly/1nzmIbT

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ Hops (Sounds like an arm workout to us) at Lift Bridge Brewing

http://bit.ly/1lKFDoX

Looking for a last minute race? –  Try one of these more interesting races.

Saturday, September 6 – St. Paul

Beer Dabbler 2 Mile Trot at Midway Stadium.

http://www.appleadventureracing.com/

Saturday, September 6 – Wild Mountain

Does a race filled with 25 obstacles, live music and beer sound like fun to you?  Then you should check out the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race!

http://www.ruggedmaniac.com/about/

Saturday, August 30 – Eden Prairie

Boots & Boas 5K & 10K Run/Walk benefits Cornerstone and Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women to combat domestic violence.

http://bit.ly/1lDEY8d

Get Inspired. Cowgirl style. 

Spectate at the Iron Cowgirl Competition in Somerset.

http://on.fb.me/1puVIJO

Get a jump start on your meal planning for next week!

We’ve posted some great guilt-free recipes on our Pinterest page – so get cooking!

http://www.pinterest.com/Wellnessprojmn/healthy-eats/

 

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Fabulous Friday – It’s a long weekend!

Our picks to keep you fierce, fit and fabulous this Labor Day weekend.

Get your Zen on – DJ Style

Check out this week’s Yoga Rocks the Park.

Saturday August 30th, 11AM  Elizabeth Camp + DJ Miguel Vargas

http://www.yogarocksthepark.com/minneapolis.html

Get Wet

Paddle Palooza on Monday, September 1

If you are near Gull Lake there is a cool 5 mile supported paddle from Nisswa Lake to Zorbaz on Gull Lake, with a post-party at Zorbaz.

http://www.mnsurf.com/_p/paddlepalooza.htm

Get Pedaling

All weekend and it’s free!

MN has miles and miles of biking trails. So whatever your plan is for the long weekend – there is sure to be a bike trail near you. Click here for a list of trails:

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/things-to-do/biking/?keywords=&pageIndex=0&radius=0&mapTab=false&sortOrder=asc&sort=randomdaily&locationid=&startDate=false&class_id=139&lat=&lon=&city=&pageSize=20&type=reitlistings&attrFieldsOr=

Up for a last minute run? 

Monday, September 1 – Minneapolis

Tie up your laces and pick between the 5K or 10K at the Victory Races.  Plus, there’s a Kid’s Fun Run!

http://www.victoryraces.com/index.html

Get Inspired

Saturday, August 30 – Bloomington

Check out the Glo Run – registration is closed, but there is always next year!

http://theglorun.com/twincities/index.html

Saturday, August 30- St. Paul

Women Rock – 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, this exciting race is sure to get you motivated.

http://www.womenrockmn.org/

Enjoy the Weekend- Guilt Free

We’ve posted some great guilt-free recipes on our Pinterest page – so get cooking!

http://www.pinterest.com/Wellnessprojmn/healthy-eats/

 

Share your weekend wellness report with us on Monday!

 

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