Oak Scare 5k Road Race + Healthy Living Fair

I know it’s only Monday still, but if you are already making plans for next weekend I figured it couldn’t hurt to give you an idea for something to do.

By “give you some ideas,” I mean “post a shameless plug.”

This Sunday 10/21, the Oak Square YMCA is hosting the annual community “Oak Scare” 5K road race.  Local readers, we are trying to get as many people as possible to take part in this event so if you are interested please click over to this link to register!  The race kicks off at 9am and you can run, walk, or wheel in support of the Oak Square YMCA.  People wear costumes and it is a fun time!  Don’t wait, registration closes this Friday 10/19.

After the race, the Y is hosting a health fair at 10am in the gym.  I am part of the planning committee for this… hence my “shameless plug.”  If you have nothing else going on this weekend, come!!  There will be refreshments, fitness demonstrations, contests, local vendors giving away swag and free stuff, children’s activities, raffles, blood pressure readings, flu shots, and more.  My brother will be there as the live DJ playing pop music and a smattering of Halloween songs (if you have any suggestions for “Halloween” music, let me know).

Best of all, the fair is FREE!

It’s going to be a good time — check out the fitness schedule of events below:

  • Pre-race warmup and stretch with Lauren  
  • Post-race cooldown, stretch, and foam rolling with Lauren
  • Ongoing:  Kettlebell demos with Julio
  • Ongoing:  Dynamax Bootcamp demos with Monique
  • Ongoing:  Cycling “Bike Basics” with Caitlin & Kelly
  • 10:15am – Kickboxing performance by Corpbasics instructors  (that’s me!)
  • 10:45am – TRX demo #1 with Maria
  • 11:00am – Plank Challenge
  • 11:15am – Family Zumba with Carolyn
  • 11:30am – TRX demo #2 with Maria

We are still looking for vendors to participate, so if you or anyone you know would be interested in setting up a table at our event, please email me at akaralekas@ymcaboston.org.

Hope to see you at the event!!

Weekend + Weekly Workouts

Monday, Monday, Monday.

Meh.  This weekend went by way too fast.  But don’t they all?

Friday night after work I came home and did The 100 Workout that I’ve seen floating around Pinterest since I think the beginning of Pinterest.

This wasn’t a super hard workout but it did the trick for squeezing in 30 minutes of exercise on a day I didn’t feel like doing anything at all.  The 70 leg lifts were the hardest part.  And I ended up on a 15 minute run at the end instead of 10 minutes, not because I was trying to be an overachiever but because I took a wrong turn.

Then I completely counteracted my workout with a pizza from Comella’s and couch time.  Comella’s homemade large pizzas are only $5.  We got a large cheese + meatballs + roasted red pepper + garlic for like $10.  Can’t beat that.

Saturday morning I busted out a 15 minute workout, and then Tim & I spent the day prepping food/desserts in the kitchen for our separate Saturday evening activities.  We started with apple cinnamon protein pancakes for breakfast.  That was for us.

Then while he made a very cheesy mac n cheese, I made a bunch of apple pecan oatmeal cookies and my fav butternut squash dish to bring to my friends’ apartments later.  Both Slesh and Shannon hosted gatherings on the same day, figures!  I went to Slesh & Will’s Oktoberfest from 4-6:30, then headed over to Shannon’s for a fun fall dinner with my friends Matt, Chris, and Baka from home.  We spent the night chatting and drinking wine, and enjoying the meal Shannon put together for us.  Roasted chicken, carrots, rolls, twice baked potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc.  Plus dessert.  Yum.

Both gatherings were so fun!

I crashed at Shannon’s for the night (too much wine!), and the Marshalls I drove by on my way home Sunday morning was calling my name.  I did some shopping and left with a pair of black wedge shoes for work, a skirt for work, a new wallet, some fall themed cupcake decorations, and two pairs of tights.  The woman at checkout said “looks like you hit every department!”  Oops.  Sunday afternoon I spent prepping my outfits and food for the week and working out before doing dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s with the gym gang.  I wrapped up the weekend with some couch time, blog time, and Homeland.  Love that show.

And now I suppose I should focus on the week ahead.

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday:  Off
  • Monday:  1 hour Kickboxing + 30 minutes of Butts & Guts
  • Tuesday:  1 hour Kickboxing + taught my Circuit class with a countdown style workout
  • Wednesday:  Off
  • Thursday:  Taught Circuit class with a 3-2-1 style workout
  • Friday:  The 100 Workout (pictured above)
  • Saturday:  The “Total Time” workout from this post

This Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday:  Kickboxing
  • Monday:  Double sesh at CBC
  • Tuesday:  Kickboxing + teaching my Circuit class
  • Wednesday:  Off or light cardio TBD
  • Thursday:  Teaching my Circuit class
  • Friday:  TBD
  • Saturday:  Off or TBD

How was your weekend?  What’s on your workout agenda this week?

Hope the beginning of your week is off to a good start!