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Suggestions for outdoor activities with your Baby

From biking and hiking to walking and jogging, today’s parents are keeping fit and bonding with their babies in the process.  While baby carriers, joggers and trailers can make life easier and more enjoyable, they can cause pain and injury if not used properly.

Jogging
If you wish to go for a job and bring your child along, the baby jogger is your best option. A baby jogger is a stroller that a parent can jog behind, using handlebars to maneuver. Here are some rules of thumb to consider:

  • Make sure the handlebars of the jogger are large and adjustable, to fit comfortably into your hands for complete control. Handbrakes and a locking mechanism are a necessity.
  • Large, bicycle-style tires offer more control and stability.

Walking or Hiking
For walking or hiking, backpack-style or front-side baby carriers work well for the baby, helping you watch to make sure the child’s head is stable. Remember, however that these products decrease a parent’s stability. Get into shape before attempting to use them—and consider the following tips:

  • Choose a carrier with wide straps that fit comfortably over the center of your collarbone.
  • Never run or jog while carrying a baby in a backpack-style carrier, front-side carrier or baby sling. This can damage the baby’s neck, spine and/or brain.

Biking
When biking with a child on board, use a trailer. This is a safer option than a carrier or “passenger” seat. To further ensure the child’s safety while biking, remember the following tips:

  • Equip the trailer with a harness that can be placed over the child’s body. The harness should be complicated enough that the child cannot unhook it or wiggle out of it.
  • Protect your child’s head with a sturdy, properly fitting helmet.
  • Only an experienced rider should attempt to bike with a child on board at all. And even then, practice with a ride-along trailer for two weeks before riding with a child.

June 25, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | | Leave a comment

Paul Kipsiele Koech ranked #1 World 3K Steeplechase

Paul Kipsiele Koech

Paul Kipsiele Koech regains #1 world ranking in Men’s 3K Steeplechase

Paul Kipsiele Koech who had been in the second position only for three weeks and now regained the top spot in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase from Brimin Kiprop Kipruto.

A Keyan runner who specializes in the 3K steeplechase he won the2004 bronze medal in this event.

Despite being among the fastest steeplechasers, he has failed several times at the Kenyan trials for World championships or Olympics. He competed at the all seven IAAF World championships. At the IAAF World Athletics Final meetings, finishing every time in the top three, being the only athlete to achieve it.

June 25, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , | Leave a comment

Running BIG in Warsaw, Poland

Randee & Big Dog in Warsaw

Thanks to our friends at the Big Island Running Company in Kailua-Kona we are traveling by running & walking through Central Europe proudly wearing our shirts.

 Thanks Melissa & Jason Braswell!
Already have several people on our tour ask about the shirts.
 
Pictured are photos shot in the city of Warsaw.
 

June 22, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , | 1 Comment

VFW Pahoa – Hilo Bay 5K Results from June 18

VFW Post Commander, George Kelly, being pushed past the finish line. Kelly completed three years as post commander and the day was proclaimed Geoge Kelly Day by the Governor

VFW Pahoa – HiloBay5k Run/Walk
June 18, 2011 – 7:00 am
Lili’uokalani Park,Hilo, Hawaii

Plc

Name

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Justin Pang

 

18:54

6:05

  2 Steven Pavao

 

19:09

6:10

3

Stephen Hunter

 

19:17

6:12

4

Seth Hodges

 

19:18

6:13

5

Andrew Langtry

 

19:56

6:25

6

Scott Hunter

 

20:56

6:44

7

Ryan Mason

 

21:21

6:52

8

Froilan Rivera

 

21:38

6:58

9

Clint Anderson

 

21:45

6:59

10

Bernicie Hwang

F

21:49

7:01

11

Lory Hunter

F

22:34

7:16

12

Garret Uyeda

 

22:53

7:22

13

John Richer

 

23:04

7:25

14

Stewart Hunter

 

23:08

7:26

15

Jessica Kirkwood

F

23:33

7:34

16

Diamond Robinson

 

23:48

7:39

17

Peter Manibusan

 

23:51

7:40

18

James  Hank

 

23:57

7:42

19

Robert Talbot

 

24:09

7:46

20

Stephen Revenaugh

 

24:10

7:46

21

Andrew Langtry

 

24:16

7:48

22

Alison Mansfiled

F

24:27

7:52

23

John Hubbard

 

25:12

8:06

24

Cyrus Macanas

 

25:53

8:19

25

Joel Tagaca

 

26:35

8:33

26

Aileen Hermes

F

26:39

8:34

27

Christopher Seymour

 

26:55

8:39

28

Charles Bostwick

 

27:32

8:51

29

Ernest Madahan

 

27:35

8:52

30

Sara Duvoisin

F

27:48

8:56

31

Jenny Huilca

F

27:48

8:56

32

Andrea Gill

F

27:54

8:58

33

David Hammes

 

28:05

9:02

34

WayneSubica

 

28:06

9:02

35

Stacie Ichinose

F

29:23

9:27

36

Alpebert Agno

 

29:25

9:28

37

Jesse Cabrera

 

29:32

9:30

38

Gerald Fernandez

 

30:11

9:43

39

Kaikea Teves

 

30:35

9:50

40

Harry Messenheimer

 

31:27

10:07

41

Jonette Calicdan

F

31:47

10:13

42

Rita Miller

F

31:58

10:17

43

Benedict Fuata

 

31:59

10:17

44

Adams Agtarap

 

33:03

10:38

45

Evan Chun

 

33:22

10:44

46

Sean Martinez

 

34:28

11:05

47

Lovina Sabnani

F

35:11

11:19

48

Rayelle Subica

F

35:31

11:25

49

Roy Almeida

 

35:35

11:26

50

Randall Kilhoffer

 

39:10

12:35

51

Iris Kuwaye 

F

39:55

12:50

52

Mila Chrysostomou

F

39:59

12:52

53

Ron Pires

 

41:48

13:26

54

Paul Hanson

 

42:18

13:36

55

Kuuipo Messmore

F

43:21

13:56

56

Linda-Alice Vest

F

43:40

14:02

57

Nick Balingit

 

42:42

13:44

58

Norbert  Linsdey

 

44:57

14:27

59

Richard Ferris

 

45:54

14:46

60

Thomas Henry

 

45:58

14:47

61

William Richter

 

45:58

14:47

62

Maralyn Renken

F

46:45

15:02

63

George Kelly

 

48:14

15:31

64

David Fithhian

 

48:42

15:40

65

Charlotte Lanham

F

48:43

15:40

66

Edna Iwamoto

F

54:06

17:24

67

CliftonIwamoto

 

54:09

17:25

68

Susan Hendricks

F

54:09

17:25

69

Suzan Thompson

F

54:46

17:37

70

Dawn Stone

F

54:47

17:37

71

Leroy Chow

 

55:46

17:56

72

Frances Chow

F

55:57

17:59

73

Stan Fortuna

 

55:59

18:00

74

Hollie Jones

F

56:08

18:03

75

Jeffrey  Booth

 

57:30

18:29

76

Lionel Victorino

 

57:31

18:29

77

Archie Hapai III

 

57:40

18:32

78

Libbie Kaahu

F

57:58

18:38

79

Edwin Taylor

 

57:58

18:38

80

Barbara Ferraro

F

57:59

18:38

81

Edwin Kagawa

 

58:40

18:52

82

Donna Tengan

F

58:41

18:52

83

Korrie Tengan

F

59:25

19:07

84

Patricia Sauer

F

59:43

19:12

85

Michael Sauer

 

1:00:08

19:20

86

Jack Roney

 

1:00:10

19:21

87

Stacy Saxton

F

1:00:44

19:32

88

Freda Hart

F

1:00:51

19:34

89

Nichelle Veien

F

1:00:52

19:34

90

Mabel  De Silva

F

1:06:46

21:28

91

Donald Kuntz

 

1:07:26

21:41

92

Roy Almeida

 

1:07:27

21:41

93

Greg Armstrong

 

1:07:52

21:49

94

David Helmick

 

1:09:24

22:19

95

Romain Giger

 

1:09:24

22:19

96

Wymond Wilds

 

1:09:25

22:19

97

Leslie McClung

F

1:09:25

22:19

98

Hoonani McClung

F

1:14:22

23:55

99

Randallyn Donner

F

1:14:23

23:55

100

Lisamae Pang

F

1:22:39

26:35

101

Bobby  Layman

 

1:29:55

28:55

June 21, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CrossFit Boot Camp coming up in Kona and Hilo

Sports Spe­cific Bootcamp            JULY 18 — AUGUST 26

Get an edge on the com­pe­ti­tion by train­ing like some of the world’s top athletes.

6-weeks of intense strength and con­di­tion­ing for youth and high school ath­letes. Train with the most expe­ri­enced staff on the island. All train­ing and con­di­tion­ing is age appro­pri­ate and pro­gres­sive in nature.

What to expect:

  • Improved speed and jump­ing performance
  • Improved bal­ance and mobility
  • Increased strength endurance
  • Reduced body fat and increased lean body mass

Avail­able at 2 Big Island locations:

Cross­Fit Ali’i (Kona) — Mon/Wed/Fri at 3:30pm

74–5606 Pawai Place, Bay 16

Cross­Fit Big Island (Hilo) — Mon/Wed/Fri at 3:30pm

1717 Kame­hameha Avenue

Our NEW 4,300 sq.ft. loca­tion is the biggest sports train­ing facil­ity on the island!

Cost: $200

Please reg­is­ter in advance: (808) 990‑3863 / crossfitbigisland@hotmail.com

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | Leave a comment