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Active Weekend 2/16/08

Posted by IMVoice Feb 19, 2008

 

SO MANY OF YOU SKIED, PLAYED GOLF, RODE YOUR BIKE AND DRANK SOME BEVERAGES THIS WEEKEND (MOSTLY IN THAT ORDER) SO THANKS FOR REPORTING IN.

 

AND I WANT TO GIVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO TOBY GUILLETTE WHO IS RECOVERING FROM HIS BIKE ACCIDENT. YOU'LL BE BACK ON THE ROAD BEFORE YOU KNOW IT TOBY! Mike

 

The Active Hiking Group in San Diego ANDREA RISHMAWI, DEANNA ORGERON and ANDREA RISHMAWI (and her friend Kevin Bailey,) met up with LINDA MARKEY, who found us on the Active Community Blog, and hiked Iron Mountain in just about 2 hours Sunday morning.

 

Very Fast TOYA REAVIS raced in the USA Cross Country Championships/World Team Trials this Saturday at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. I surprised everyone by racing very strong and coming in top 20 in the nation. I raced in the 8K Master’s Championship. My time was 34:15; which is great for me considering I am an 800/1500 meter runner.

 

STEVE MAZZA went to Austin, TX to help his event and ran the AT&T Austin Half Marathon, amid the largest field of runners in the race’s history, on a hilly half course with start and finish on Congress St in front of the Texas state capitol and a 1:49 PR for me.

 

SCOTT ROBINSON up North is the General Manager of a team that just clinched second place in the BC Major Midget Hockey League this weekend.

 

Check them out at www.vancouver-canadians.com

 

ANGIE TOWERY in SD also went to Austin and ran the Austin Half this weekend with my sister (our second half together) and because I didn’t train, my time was a little slow (2:18), but the really cool thing is that I got to run in with the Elite Marathon finishers!! That was definitely the highlight of my run….maybe I’ll run all my runs at the expected finish time of the marathon finishers!

 

EDDIE STRICKLER a track star in Bothell ran the 800 in the University of Washington open indoor track meet on Sunday. I was quite pleased with my time of 1:53.43. We all would be pleased!

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK TEAM!

 

 

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San Diego had a beautiful weekend and most folks were outside enjoying the sunshine. Congrats to those who ran the San Dieguito half marathon!

 

ALYSON TYSON ran the San Dieguito Half yesterday in 1:49:19, which was 7-minutes faster than last year!

 

SCOTT EVANS ran the San Dieguito half marathon in 1:45 on a beautiful day and a challenging, hilly course.

 

NUNO COSTA ran the San Dieguito Half Marathon yesterday in 1:28:52--this is about 6:47 pace per mile – 62nd overall out of over 1200. I was running with this girl for most of the race who happened to place 3rd overall for females. It was a beautiful course – hilly and tough, but it was great weather and awesome race overall for me personally and a new PR for this distance, only the second time I have ran a half.

 

AMBER MARTIN ran the San Dieguito half in just over 1:54. After running 3 half marathons, a full marathon, and a 10k in just 6 weeks I am excited to take 3 weeks off racing and gear up for the LA Marathon March 2.

 

PAUL HILLER ran his first ever half-marathon on Sunday, finishing with a time of 2:45:22. No training, no shoes, ran backwards, carrying eggs etc. I can hardly walk today, but I finished!

 

The daughter of the new CFO STEVE KEMPER, Marina Kemper, took 2nd in the San Dieguito 5K on Sunday with a 22:26 in the kids under 12 category. She is eleven. I will send a picture later today.

 

KIRK JENSEN from the Edmonton office. Our group training for the Boston Marathon this April ran 15 miles in a foot of snow and a -33 wind chill!!

 

JESSE HAMMOND, AIREY BARINGER and TOBY GUILLETTE raced in the TCSD Duathlon which was a 2-mile trail run, 11-mile road bike and 2-mile trail run format. Due to a poorly marked bike course, a group of cyclists including Airey and Toby, missed the final turn and covered 17-miles on the bike while Jesse stayed on course and finished 17th out of 45.       

 

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DEANNA ORGERON, her cousin Angie, and ANDREA RISHMAWI did a quick Cowles Mountain hike on Saturday morning.  Enjoy the “zen” poses

 

 

CHRIS CONNORS enjoyed the warm weather on Sunday and surfed the Ocean Beach jetty for 3 hours. The conditions were glassy and quite a few head high sets that came through!

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A FEW OF US FROM THE SD OFFICE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE 16TH COMPETITOR ENDURANCE SPORTS AWARDS THIS WEEKEND.  HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE AND MY HAT'S OFF TO ARCH FUSTON IN SD FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THE NOON WORKOUTS THAT HAVE BECOME THE TALK OF THE OFFICE. Mike

 

 

CHRIS CONNORS, Technology Consultant in San Diego and his Active friends/co-workers CHRIS BOHNERT, MARQUES CHARBONNET, CHRIS WHEELER, REBECCA DIVITA, and ANDREW COLE drove up to Mammoth Mountain Friday night and went snow boarding/skiing all day Saturday.  The conditions were pretty intense with 22mph winds and ended up being a complete white out and not being able to see 10 feet in front of you.  Saturday night it snowed almost 2ft. of snow and the winds were 33mph on Sunday so they closed the Mountain which was a bummer. Please see attached picture!  The weekend was a blast! 

 

 

NICO REIS, Account Manager, International in Germany, is well underway in his Basketball season. “We had a major game this Saturday, against our biggest rival in the league! The winner of the game would stay in the top position and get a lot closer to the championchip. Well enough said, we won a very interesting and tough game with 106 to 98. As often, I didn’t score too much (I think 6 points or 8) but had about 15 rebounds and about 4 blocked shots! But (again I finished on the bench with 5 fouls, I guess I shouldn’t have watched all the Pre Superbowl "Best tackles of all time" video clips...

 

 

CARRIE SMITH, Marketing Services Conversion Specialist in San Diego ran the Xterra Mission Gorge Trail 15k on Sunday.  In true trail running and Xterra form, there was plenty of rain, wind, and mud.  Luckily there were stream-crossings almost every mile to wash off some of the mud. It was sloppy and slippery, but a great time!

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