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Blair’s Weekly Update 10-12-2014

Our Final Bus Run:

Thanks to everyone for showing up on time and being so orderly. We had 105 runners loaded up on two Robert’s school buses that went out to two different stops. Kawaikui Park (2nd beach park) and the Makapuu Point lookout were the drop off points where everyone started their journey. Thanks to all of the members who generously gave more than the bus fare of $3. The clinic truly appreciates your generosity!

Thanks to Purple staff leader Nelson and his gang for the OASIS at the second beach park; it was much needed and very much appreciated today! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 10-05-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Doc spoke about fats today. Complete talk available on “thumbdrive”.

Table Duty:

Special thanks to Silver Staff leader Alberto for taking care of our table today! The assortment of goodies was fantastic and the drinks were ice cold and fabulous. Everything was muy bueno!

Third and Final Bus Run this Sunday:

The furthest drop off point will be at Makapuu Point – roughly 15 miles back to Kapiolani Park. Please bring water bottles and some extra dollars for drinks along the way. The water stops are few and far in between. Please check with your group leader as to where you will be dropped off. The fare is $3. Please be at the clinic start at 7:15 a.m.; buses depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. Currently 100 runners are signed up. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 09-28-2014

Doc’s Report:

Dr. Scaff talked more about cholesterol and our need for it. Full talk available on “thumb drive” – see Bruce Mulliken.

Table Duty:

Thanks to staffers Rosie and sister in law, Vivian for taking care of table duty today. The ice cold Gatorade and water plus fruits and pastries were a perfect treat after our long runs! Thank you for your efforts! Thanks also to Alberto of the Brug Bakery for the nice pastries. Also, Jeff your banana bread is always a winner!

Third and Final Bus Run – Oct. 12th:
Please sign up!

Fare is $3. The furthest stop will be at Makapuu Point – approximately 15 miles. Water bottles are recommended as the water stops are few a far between. Also bringing some extra cash for drinks or energy bars might be recommended. Other stop options might be the traffic lights past Sandy Beach – 13 miles and the Maunalua Bay at the start of Hawaii Kai, mileage varied dependant on route. Please check with your group leader as to your start location. We ask everyone to show up at 7:15 a.m. so we can board the buses promptly and leave on time.
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Blair’s Weekly Update 09-21-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Dr Scaff spoke about cholesterol and some very interesting information associated with it – milk, butter and eggs are ok? Please see Bruce Mullikin for Doc’s complete talk on “thumb drive”.

Table Duty:

Thanks to staffer Fiona for taking good care of us today at table duty! The Gatorade and water plus the delicious food and fruits were perfect fuel sources to rejuvenate us after our long runs. Thanks also to Alberto, of the Brug Bakery at Shirokiya in the Ala Moana Center for some great pastries.

Final Bus Run – October 12th:

We ask everyone to show up at 7:15 a.m. and board the buses promptly and leave accordingly. Fare is $3. The furthest stop will be at Makapuu Point – approximately 15 miles. It gives runners a chance to run along the eastern coastline (a route not normally run) and also become more familiar with the second half of the actual marathon route. Water bottles are recommended as the water stops are few a far between. Also bringing some extra cash for drinks or energy bars is recommended. As Dr. Dwight of the White Group mentions, the first few water stops are crucial to the finishing miles. Other stop options might be the traffic lights past Sandy Beach – 13 miles and the Maunalua Bay at the start of Hawaii Kai, mileage varied dependent the on route. Please check with your group leader as to your start location. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 09-14-2014

Doc’s Report:

Dr. Alan Tichenal was our guest speaker who spoke about protein. See and hear his entire talk on “thumb drive” – see Bruce Mullikin for details. Thank you Dr. Tichenal for a very informative talk!
Table Duty:

Thanks to staffers Libby, Bob, Gail and Evelyn for the great spread at the table! The fruits and the rest of the goodies were awesome!! Continue reading