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Blair’s Weekly Update 06-15-2014

First Bus Run:

Thanks to everyone for being so prompt so we could leave on time. About 200 runners rode three Robert’s school buses and got dropped off Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. I could hear all of the chatter going on – like students on a regular school bus -great camaraderie! Thanks also to all of our members who generously donated funds which were more than the fare. The clinic is very appreciative. It started off as a very hot day!

Special Table Duty:

Special thanks to Boston Marathoner and golfer extraordinaire (amongst other things), staffer Kozo Yamagishi for the incredible array of fruits and goodies. We are indeed fortunate because we usually do not have special volunteers like Kozo willing to give up their bus run to serve others. Thank you, Kozo! Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 06-08-2014

Doc’s Talk:

Dr. Scaff spoke about trends in running – last year’s hot topic – “natural running” (running barefoot or running with shoes that have very little cushioning, like the Vibrams) is not in vogue this year.

Table Duty:

Thank you Damien for doing such a great job at Table Duty! Last week, I mentioned that Evelyn’s hard working husband was “Sam”, but his name is Will. Thank you Will!

First Bus Run:

Please be prompt (around 7:15 a.m.) so we might depart on time at 7:30 a.m. (There is no “Doc talk”). We have over 225 runners signed up; fare is $3. For first timers – we get bused to our starting point then run back in to our clinic meeting place. The route is on the actual marathon route so it gives us an opportunity to become familiar with some of the territory.

Please check with your group leader as to your route. Most will be dropped off at Maunalua Bay (across from Roy’s, Hawaii Kai) and run back (9 miles) or take in the Hawaii Kai Loop (additional 2 miles). If taking in the ”loop”, there is no fountain at the at the Hi Kai gas station, so carrying a water bottle or bringing some extra dollars to purchase a sports drink would be highly recommended. Continue reading

Blair’s Weekly Update 06-01-2014

Doc’s Talk:

We welcomed Dr. Scaff back from his trip to New Zealand and Australia. He talked a bit about CPR training for staff members and also relayed his story about how he and his wife, Donna had performed CPR on an airplane and revived the passenger who had collapsed.

Table Duty:

To staffers Evelyn, her husband, Sam, with Libby and husband, Bob (just back from a trip to SE Asia), thank you for a great table duty spread! The watermelons and oranges were mouthwateringly good! The rest of the spread was fantastic as well. Much Mahalo! Continue reading