37th Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk

OHH is happy to announce that the 37th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 5:30 pm! Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for numerous East End Charities. It’s always a great event!

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This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers and Olympic Gold Medal winner and first-ever women’s Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and many more super stars.

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Stop by before the race to make a prediction of the combined running time of George and Bill in the 10K. There will be prizes for closest predictions!

New to the race this year is “Revelry on the Rock;” official Shelter Island Run after party, produced and sponsored by Hampton Event Management International. Revelry on the Rock will be held at 7pm following the race at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island. Live music with the Hoo Doo Loungers and DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, cash bar, local merchant shopping area, photo booth, kids area, raffle prizes, and more. (Free admission for runners, $10 admission for non-participants and kids 14 and under are free.) For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend, click here.

Proceeds from the race will go to support several East End charities: The Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, which assists with philanthropic donations to community programs for Shelter Island, educational services including scholarships, project Excel, school trips and family services, East End Hospice, which offers home health care, short-term hospital stay for the people of the Hamptons and surrounding towns, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, which provides a safe haven for boys ages 10-21, who are in Introducing the new post-race Party Revelry on the Rock Race for Good – Supporting Local Charities. Register here!

One Healthy Breakdown: run the island, do good, feel good, party on!

Healthy Holidays: Nails Au Natural

It’s the holiday season and we’re all aiming to stay healthy. It’s not just about the food we eat – what we put on your skin goes into our body as well. The same goes for what you put on your nails. Lately, there have been a number of articles circulating about the toxicity found in nail polish and I’ve done some research that’s worth sharing.

Red_nail_polish_in_applicationThere are various chemicals like toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and camphor found inside standard nail polishes. These polishes can wreak havoc on your nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems. They have been linked to birth defects in babies, an increase in allergies, and the production of cancer causing agents.

Luckily, there are alternatives. There are polishes that are either 3-free, 4-free, or 5-free (of the above chemicals.) Personally, I opt for 5-free polish and acetone-free remover because I prefer to use as little chemicals in my everyday life as possible.

IMG_3256As a new mom, pre-school teacher, and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I am definitely more conscious of my health and well-being; what you put in your body daily effects the big picture. During pregnancy, I only used 5-free nail polish and that became my new normal. Here are a few of my favorite 5-free brands to seek out if you’re looking to go au natural with your nails as well:

  • RGB (my favorite because they also make a base and top coat and remover, so I can depend on the the consistency of their products)
  • Ella + Mila
  • Tenoverten
  • Uslu Airlines
  • Spa Ritual
  • Priti NYC

As for the holiday season in the Hamptons, I love going on walks and taking in the fresh air that smells like pine and firewood or cozying up by fire and drinking homemade dark chocolate hot chocolate! Here’s my go-to recipe:

Hannah’s Hot Chocolate: (makes 1 serving)

Heat one cup of almond milk on stove on low heat. Add 1/4-1/2 bar of dark chocolate (depending on desired taste – I prefer Nibmor’s 80% dark) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Stir until melted and enjoy! You can also add vanilla, peppermint, or other flavors of choice.

*Hannah Oehl Ruppel is a pre-school teacher and graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She loves to follow wellness and sustainable beauty, living her life as naturally as possible. She lives in NYC with her husband Tyler, her son William, and their dog Stella. She escapes the city to Shelter Island every summer and weekends, where her family has been going since she was little.

Shelter Island Fall 5k

OHH is happy to support the Shelter Island Fall 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 17th, raising breast cancer awareness, and good health for all.

register5kThe 3.1 mile Shelter Island Fall 5k run/walk starts at 11am at Crescent Beach, (the Sunset Beach Parking lot) on Shelter Island. The cost to register is $30 before 10/15, $40 same day registration, and $10 for kids age 14 and under. All Race proceeds go directly to patient care, via the Northfork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital. Please enjoy a free post-race barbecue sponsored by the Lions Club. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers, and for the first place breast cancer survivor runner and walker respectively. There will also be a prize awarded to the team with the most participants, so gather your crew and run for a great cause! The Ram’s Head Inn is hosting Oktoberfest from 1:30 – 4:30pm with a pig roast, local wine and brewery tasting, and live music. All participants of the 5k are welcome to come to the join after the race to enter their race number into a raffle for the grand prize. There will be a free shuttle bus to transport participants from the North Ferry to the staging area between 9am and 10:15 a.m. and back to the North Ferry until 1 pm. Click here for more information and here to register now.

5KLeaderboardAdOne Healthy Breakdown: register to run for fun and a great cause!

Run the Shelter Island Run!

We’re looking forward to the upcoming Shelter Island 10K Race! Charmingly picturesque Shelter Island sets the stage for the 36th annual event on Saturday, June 20th at 5:30pm. The historic race has been touted as one of the country’s most beautiful runs by Runner’s World magazine…and anyone that’s spent time on Shelter Island can surely validate that!

10kIn addition to the surrounding beauty, this event is fun for all and directly benefits a variety of local causes, from scholarships and grants for Shelter Island Schools to charities such as East End Hospice and Reach Within. The Shelter Island 10K is proud to have the 2014 Boston Marathon winner and Olympic Silver Medalist, Meb Keflezighi, along with fellow elite runners Katie DiCamillo, Hirut Guangul and Amos Sang run in this year’s race.

 

SI10KLogo(1)What’s better than running with pre-sunsent harbor views, world-class athletes, and an easygoing island vibe? Celebrating afterwards…right?! So register now for the 10k or 5k run/walk and you’re also invited to celebrate with SALT Restaurant at the Island Boatyard with live music, dancing, free BBQ for runners, and free shuttle service. Click here for the full event schedule, including pasta dinner, free kids run, pre-race stretching clinic, and book signing with Meb Keflezigh.

One Healthy Breakdown: a whole new way to spend your Saturday night in the Hamptons, see ya at the finish line of the Shelter Island Run!

Wine and Dine at Vine Street Café

Whether you’re a Shelter Island native or first-timer, one step inside Vine Street Café and you’ll feel right at home. Regulars come from all over for good reason: to savor a meal done right. Savor the food, the atmosphere, cocktails, company, and lots of local goodness.

photo 1(1)The greeting upon entering a restaurant sets the mood instantly. Anna and team welcome every single person warmly, whether stranger or life-long friend. This kindness and personality shines throughout the experience as each server is pleasant and attentive, taking their job far beyond serving the meal itself. Visit Vine Street with company you’d like to spend a whole evening with. The wait can be long during peak times and the experience is not meant to be rushed. If you don’t have time to wine and dine, you can always stop in to the gourmet market to bring Vine Street home, great for picnics and signature gifts.

photo(186)The restaurant’s atmosphere is just as welcoming as the company at Vine Street. With rustic wood beams, dim lighting, simply decor, and a beautiful bar, it’s like ski lodge meets chapel meets fisherman’s hideaway…or something like that. Summer at Vine Street feels lively and easy while winter is warm and cozy.

Although the bread is great and the wine is better, I suggest spending some time with the menu itself. Come hungry, leave happy. Each and every dish is created on-site with the best of ingredients and intentions. The theme is local creativity. From local oysters to fresh salads, the starters are just as deliciously crafted as the entrées.

photo(11)Plats Du Jour offers a variety of seasonal staples and the menu itself includes extensive options for every preference, combining the best in local seafood, decadent pastas, fresh produce, and seasoned steak, accompanied by select sauces, sides, and wine to fulfill your palette.

You’ll most likely be perfectly satisfied after the main course, but the dessert menu at Vine Street is gravitating. Whether you’re a sweets connoisseur or not, I recommend indulging in a dessert (when in Rome Shelter Island, right?!) The sticky toffee pudding can only be described as heavenly, in good company with mint chip profiteroles and chocolate gateau; just a couple of bites is enough to melt.

photo 2(1)One Healthy Breakdown: wining and dining at Vine Street Café is well worth the trip!

As Local as Local Gets

photo 1Another great (and delicious) community event under my belt thanks to Slow Food East End. I’ve come to the conclusion that summer actually may not be the busy season around here. No, I don’t mean crowded, I mean productive, educational, and valuable. Summer has wrapped up and we’re getting back into our routines. For Hamptons locals, the ‘off-season’ caters to so many opportunities to get more involved in the community, meet new people, take on new goals, help a cause, or educate yourself and others. Personally, I’m making it a goal to take advantage of these possibilities. One of the ways I’m doing so is to educate myself and become more involved in local causes related to health and wellness. That started with a potluck dinner at the Shelter Island Historical Society with Slow Food East End.

Slow Food is a National nonprofit board with the mission of promoting “clean, fair food for all.” Slow Food’s East End chapter works to educate, advocate, and promote access to clean, fair, food for all. In few words, this means healthy, local, and accessible food. I am definitely behind this movement for food that is both good quality and affordable. While we’ve made a lot of progress already, we have a LONG way to go. Unfortunately, the best quality, non-GMO food is also expensive. While it’s an investment in health, let’s be honest, it’s expensive. In order for more people to eat healthier, it’s got to be more affordable and accessible. Slow Food, in addition to lots of other organizations nationwide, fight to recognize the discrepancy between health and accessibility. (As an MSW, I could talk for hours about this topic! But, lucky for you, I won’t!)

It is something I’m passionate about, though. Especially within this amazing community. It’s a good mission and I like it. My point, however, is actually much more broad than this one organization. The point is to get out there and get involved. Get local. Explore the real goings on in your community, wherever your passion or mission may lie. This is really what One Healthy Hamptons stands for; activating, both individually and together, a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Health and wellness are applicable on so many levels, not just in your kitchen. There’s a whole world out there, right in this community. Think outside of just your own body, your mind, and your family’s quality of life. Wellness extends throughout neighborhoods, communities, and cities. Take a step in the right direction, explore this world. Figure out what makes your community unique. That’s as local as local gets. Get involved, read, learn, teach, grow, cook, share. Get involved, however you can, however you want. And enjoy it.

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One Healthy Breakdown: What will you do to expand your local world of wellness?