NICO REIS, our 6-foot 7-inch manager of operations in Germany, started his basketball season last Saturday in Munich. “Down by one point with 5 seconds left, I got fouled, went to the line, missed the first shot…made the second one, game tied, they missed the buzzerbeater…overtime! We managed to bring it home, and won by five points!” His team celebrated the season-opening victory at the Oktoberfest afterwards! (Nico’s first time after three years of living here in San Diego).
PATTI ROSENTHAL is the industry manager for cycling in Durango, Colorado. She did the Durango Fall Blaze Century Ride benefiting the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team on Saturday. This is an annual ride where Tom Danielson (a former Fort Lewis collegiate racer and now pro racer on Discovery Team) rides with the group. Beautiful scenic ride through Durango's favorite cycling routes. Then finished the weekend mountain biking on Sunday on one of the local trails--Dry Fork/Lightner Creek, where all the trees are now turning colors. Life is good in Durango! Thanks, Patti
BROOKE KIRKPATRICK is an account executive in the San Diego office. She headed south of the border with her fiancé to ride their first Rosarito-to-Ensenada 50-mile fun ride on Saturday, finishing in 3 hours, 20 min. Brooke said, “Watching how excited the kids were when riders threw candy to them was a great and unique experience! We ended the great day with some lobsters in Puerto Nuevo.” JESSE HAMMOND, content producer in San Diego, did the ride as well and celebrated with lots of fish tacos and Coronas afterward.
MICHELLE ULRICH, an account executive for running in the San Diego office, was the first overall female finisher and 12th overall finisher in the 2007 Aids Walk San Diego 10K Run on Sunday. Michelle set a PR with a time of 42:31. That’s a 6.8-minute mile folks! AMBER MARTIN finished in 49:01 as the eighth woman overall and said, “It was a fun race for a great cause.” Way to go, ladies! MARK WARBLE, a network support technician in San Diego, also participated but took his time and walked with his roommate's company team--Team ECS (Episcopal Community Services) which is a non-profit organization.
RICKY GRAY, graphic designer in the San Diego office, competed in the Mission Bay Triathlon this weekend. This was Ricky’s first triathlon: “It went well, had a great time and plan on doing more in the future.” Welcome to triathlon, Ricky!
MICHELE CREPEAU, a sales rep from our New York office, started the weekend with a 19-mile training run for the NYC marathon, followed by the Tunnel-to-Towers Run in memory of all the firefighters for 9-11. Michele ran the 5K race in 28:03 and described the run as “one of the best events I have ever done. Giuliani was there along with over 300 firefighters holding memorial flags of those lost in 9-11.” Good luck in the NYC marathon, Michele!
TOBY GUILLETTE, online community specialist for endurance sports in San Diego, ran another ultra marathon this weekend. Toby set a PR for the distance in the Noble Canyon 50K, finishing 27th overall out of 134 competitors. His time of 5:49:11 was 25 minutes faster than his first 50K in March. His race report will be posted later today on http://community.active.com/blogs/toby
JULIE WOOLF, director of client services in San Diego, went camping and hiking in the Cleveland National Forest and stayed at the Laguna Mountain Campground. “It was a blast. I was the only five-month pregnant lady there! Friday night was freezing, but it warmed up on Saturday. We went for a four-hour hike and cheered on all the runners.” Julie actually saw Toby run by her on the trial during her hike and cheered, “Yay, Toby! Go Active.com!”
Julie on the Pacific Crest Trail. Anza-Borrego Desert in the background.
Saving the best for last, ERIN GAY, our senior staff accountant here in San Diego, was camping in Yosemite last week with her boyfriend. Neither had ever hiked Half Dome before, so they took on the 18-mile round-trip hike, with 4,800 feet of elevation change (but who's counting?) up the side of the mountain in a mere 10 hours. The park service has installed cables that run up the side of the mountain for the last 900 feet where you essentially haul yourself up to the top of the dome at a 45-degree angle over slippery granite. Fortunately she made it, because at the top, her boyfriend proposed! (That part made the hike back down a lot easier.) Congratulations to you both!
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