A BUSY BUSY WEEKEND, ACTIVE WARRIORS DONT LAY AROUND DOING NOTHING! HAVE A SUCCESSFUL WEEK. Mike
JENN MAGNONE, Director New Business Development out of the NYC office participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Sunday, Sept 14. 25,000 people showed their support to fight breast cancer as they ran/walked a 5k through Central Park. Jenn ran her first 5k since she arrived in NYC and loved it! Good for you Jenn!
HOLY COW or HOLY FISH! TIM BRAMLET of the Englewood, Colorado office spent last Saturday fighting this 7 foot 250 pound Sturgeon on the Frasier River outside Vancouver. This behemoth fish worked out every muscle during the hour it took to land it.
CAROL TASHIRO, Tournament & Event Sales Coordinator Active Golf ran her first 10 miles. She is a training buddy for a girlfriend that's running next month in the Womens Nike Marathon in San Francisco. She ran 20 miles for first time in her life!
MIKE REILLY did an endurance event and finally after all these years WON! It was a 36 hole Golf tournament in San Diego. I won the first 18 in total gross and net. Then in the final 18 won again. Three trophys in one day, Ill never swim, bike or run again!
CAITLYN BARKER, Support Team Lead ran the very tough Camp Pendleton Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathonon Saturday! This race was a training event for the Marine Corps Marathon next month. I love this event because there are only 1100 participants and therefore never too crowded on the trail. Its a hilly off road 13.1 mile out and back course through the hills of Camp Pendleton. The weather was overcast and cool and we even got to enjoy a soundtrack of live fire exercises from some nearby artillery units. Overall I finished completely covered in dirt with a healthy realization that I have a lot to work on before next month!
DARIN ADLER & JENNI MILLER out of the SD office worked out in a different way and it was a challenge. They went to Luigis in Pacific Beach to take on the pizza eating contest. We had to try to take down a 30 inch pizza in less then an hour .8 pounds of bread and cheese!! Needless to say we did not quite finish but we gave it our best shot.
The Paparazzi were out in force this weekend as The Active gang (Jim Garfield, Steph Snaman, Bethany Dominick, Chris Wheeler, Michael Dobransky, Rebecca Divita, Carson and Jarrod Hinkley and Aly Tyson) joined Mathew McConaughey, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kournikova and a slew of other celeb's and participants in the inaugural Nautica Malibu Olympic Distance Triathlon and classic race this weekend. Jim followed the footsteps of our own Mike Reilly in announcing the race and shouting out the Active particpants.
My name is PAUL BALTOVICH a new Account Executive with the government group up here in BC. Im actually based in Toronto area. Im fairly new with Active Network, but as a very Active (pardon the pun!) individual within my community, I enjoy reading the updates as to what Active employees are doing to stay involved and stay healthy, making a difference in our communities where we work, live, and play.
This past weekend I spent coaching our Whitby Iroquois under 10 girls soccer team in the league championship round robin and finals out here in Whitby, ON, a community of approximately 115,000 people just east of Toronto. Whitby lays claim to producing some of the best soccer players in the Greater Toronto area with an organization that is dedicated to excellence. Over the course of the weekend, our girls played 5 round robin games in the championship pool, finishing with an undefeated record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties, sending us into the championship final Sunday afternoon against one of the teams who held us to a tie earlier in the day. The big game remained scoreless until mid-way through the second half when our opponents scored on a great shot from the left side of our goal. Our team gave the remainder of the game everything they had, ringing a shot off the goal post in the other end and threatening two other times. When the final whistle blew, our opponents held on for a 1 0 victory. My daughter Madeline played standout soccer during the championship, leading our team with 6 goals, 3 assists and most importantly encouraging her team mates. I am immensely proud of our teams accomplishments this year, and just how much they improved in their play as the season progressed. Way to go team!
TOBY GUILLETTE This weekend I had the pleasure of pacing my buddy during the final 25 miles of the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. Our run together began at 11 p.m. on Saturday and finished at 7 a.m. on Sunday. His 25-hour and 49-minute performance was good for 22nd overall. Im happy to have helped him achieve his goal and very impressed with his night running abilities on such a rugged and technical trail. This was also a great way for me to preview the course in case I choose to register for 2009.
JULIE HALLADAY played in the Play Ball for Paul softball tournament yesterday at Hourglass Park. It was a great tournament with the proceeds benefiting the Paul Jacobsons Hospital to Home: A Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. My team played 5 games yesterday with our first game at 8am and last at 7pm! Took me back to my younger years spending the entire day at the softball field and made me realize that Im not as young as I once was! J Even though we came up short, losing in the semi-final game, it was a great day at the field for a great cause.
MICHELLE SHAFFERE VP Compliance hiked Mt. Whitney this past weekend. The weather has never been so phenomenal! There was absolutely no wind to speak of and the scenery was breathtaking as usual.
EMILY OGATA & KRISTIN HARTOS had our second rugby game of the season this Saturday against the Scottsdale Lady Blues WRC. Both teams came out hitting hard and the Blues were the first to put points on the board. After that we held them scoreless and we were able to come back and defeat them 36-5. Thanks to our Active fans Bret Harris, Michelle Nation and Dave Ellis for their support!!
Attached is proof of the hard hitting nature of this game . The picture includes an x-ray of a broken arm which resulted from the match. You can include it if you dont think its too much.
LIZ HARRELL, Director San Diego tackled 35 miles and 1000 ft of climbing on her pretty blue bicycle! From the UCSD parking lot, they rode down Torrey Pines (I got up to 21 mph when my hands were too tired to keep feathering the brakes). We rode up the coast line to Carlsbad, did the Cannon Loop then headed back down the coast. Whew!!!
Liz is riding to raising money to find a cure for cancer http://pages.teamintraining.org/sd/tucson08/lharrell
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