HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! KEEP YOUR RESOLUTION AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OKAY! Mike
STEVE HOOVER, ActiveNet Development Manager reported in. Last Monday I was involved in the first annual, “Methuselah League” 3 on 3 basketball championship. It’s really just a bunch of 45+ year old guys who get together twice a week at the gym for some hoops. My team lost 2 games to 1 in the best two out of three year end championship game. We lost the final game 21-19. We were down 19-11 and I brought us back to a tie with four straight three pointers (actually worth two points). Unfortunately, none of my teammates could make a basket if their lives depended on it and we went down!!! Well, I guess my getting burned by leaving my feet and watching a guy drive past me for the game winner had something to do with it also! J
INGRID SANDERS, Director, Strategic Planning spent last week in the middle of Utah learning to snowkite. It is an amazing experience and not nearly as scary as I would have anticipated, although there were a few strong gust that made my heart skip a beat. Once you get the hang of managing the kite and actually start riding, the feeling is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The instructor, Brian, was fantastic, and I’d highly recommend him if anyone else wants to try. He works with Ozone, a company that makes very well designed kites for snow, water, land, etc (with strong safety features…) http://www.flyozone.com/snowkites/en/
AMBER MARTIN, Senior Mkt. Services Analyst did the Orange County Half Marathon. It was cold, but the rain held off until after I finished. I ran a 1:57, but was using it as training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon next weekend. GOOD LUCK AMBER!
JESSE HAMOND, Content Producer said he suffered through his first half-marathon on Sunday. He also did the Orange County Half from Newport Beach to Irvine. Finished just under 2:15, which I’m pleased with, but I think I’m going to gravitate back to the sprint and Olympic-distance tris for awhile. I’ll leave the long-distance racing to guys like Toby (and Amber).
PATTI ROSENTHAL of course went SKIING! Durango Mountain Resort received over 3 feet of snow over the weekend. Saturday was a nice 8-10 inches of fresh snow. Sunday was over 26 inches of fresh new powder (a little much for our local mountain). Also went snowcat skiing with the San Juan Snowcat Skiing Company. You're transported in a powerful Bombardier BR 400+ snowcat with custom designed, totally enclosed and heated coaches. Start at 8:30 am & finish around 4:00 pm. 12 runs and 8,000 to 12,000 vertical feet of untracked powder in the bowls, chutes, ridges, glades and treed slopes with lunch provided at the "love shack"! Life is good in Durango!
EDDIE STRICKLER took advantage of the great snow we had up here in the Pacific Northwest and went up snowboarding with some friends this weekend.
JANEAN NATION, Account Manager SD was all set to run but her race was cancelled. The San Diego Resolution 15K was cancelled due to high winds. The police couldn’t keep the barricades up that kept the street closed.
But Janean would not be deterred. Later that afternoon she did her own Resolution run 15K and then made it back in time to see the CHARGERS win!
MEAGAN JOHNSTON, Corporate Recruiter went skiing in Utah where the temp was 10 degrees and 2 ½ ft. of new powder. She says Warren Miller was right, Utah is the best!
So is the Beer!
DMITRIY MINENKO, Search Mkt. Manager says they are having excellent snow here in BC. I spent my Sunday skiing on local Mount Seymour, where we had about of one foot of fresh snow. Driving was tricky, but I had tons of fun on the slopes.