WHAT IS GOING ON UP IN CANADA, NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU. I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING ATHLETICALLY ON THE WEEKENDS. PLEASE REPORT IN WED ALL LOVE TO HEAR. Thanks, Mike
Weekend before last a large group of ACTIVE TEAM MEMBERS did the Catalina Island Triathlon. CARSON HINKLEY, JARED HINKLEY, CHRIS WHEELER, SILVIO FRISON, LATANE MEADE, KAREN HARDY, ANDREA LEVINSON, REBECCA DIVITA & ALY TYSON. JENNI MILLER was the team mom who came along to cheer us all on and take some great action pics! We didnt get our report in last Monday, because we were stranded in Catalina through Monday since all ferries were cancelled due to some crazy weather Sunday ! We had an amazing time, with a pretty challenging hilly course!! Some highlights Aly Tyson had a pretty major accident when someone got elbowed into her as she was hauling down hill on her bike at 30+mph amazingly Aly was ok even though she didnt get to finish the race since her bike got totaled, her helmet dented and she had (and still has) a severe case of road rash! Rebecca Divita kicked butt and came in 1st overall female! The celebratory margaritas post race were well deserved by everyone!
DAVE ALBERGA, CEO made a visit to China last week to meet our team members at the 2 Active offices. Dave said it was like walking into an Active office anywhere. The atmosphere and culture of the office was as stong as any of our locations. KELLY LANG said it was such a pleasure and uplifting expereince to be able to spend time with Dave. His visit was appreciated by them very much.
ANDREA RISHMAWI, Acct Exec is at it again leading the Active Hiking Group but it was more like the Active Hiking duo this week Matt Haynes and Andrea Rishmawi hiked Iron Mountain Saturday morning in San Diego. It was Matts first hike in 27 years and he made that mountain his buddy. Matt also ran in the San Diego Mud Run Sunday morning, diving head first into the giant mud pit at the finish line, finishing in just under 50 minutes.
LAUREN PISCO ran the inaugural Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon this weekend with about 38,000 runners in 3:58. It was perfect race day weather and an awesome course. Definitely recommend this one!!
While we didnt have any Brush fires in SD County STEVE MAZZA found a fire. He did an evening/night ride at Mission Trails Regional Park provided an awesome sight the full moon rising over Fortuna Mountain, almost as intense as the electric orange sunset over the Pacific. 10 miles of steep climbing and bombing downhill 30 mph at night! Sunday during daylight hours, I rode from Tierrasanta along San Clemente Canyon (Hwy 52) and came across a car fire on Interstate 5 (pic attached). After repairing a blowout, I peddled up to UCSD campus, down to La Jolla Shores and along the beaches and out to Sunset Cliffs. 38 miles on the fat tires. San Diego never looked so good..an epic riding weekend!
AMBER MARTIN in her tapering for the Philadelphia Marathon next weekend rolled the Silver Strand Half Marathon. It was a fun race to do the week before I run a marathon. My friend Julia and I took 15 minutes off our time from last year, finishing in 1hr and 15 minutes. We were under 6 minute miles the whole time. If only I could run that fast.
JENNI MILLER & MICHELLE ULRICH from the SD office headed up to Santa Monica to see One Republic and Augustana in concert. So they biked on our beach cruisers from Santa Monica Pier to Marina Del Rey during the day. It was beautiful and hot. To make the ride even more interesting we even had a star run in- Dennis Rodman was hanging out in Venice Beach! Girls I hope you didnt decide to get a tattoo!
ERIN LANG, HR Asst. went up to LA this weekend for a 5k on Sunday called Run for Her (a run/walk that was started a few years ago by a friend of a friend). The air was pretty smoky up there, but the area that the race was in wasnt too bad and it turned out to be a really nice run. About 3,500 people showed up to show their support for the fight against Cervical Cancer as they ran/walked around the Grove.
ALICIA TOWERY, ANGIE (TOWERY) GIANULIS & CAITLYN BARKER ran the SD Mud Run in La Mesa this weekend (in 90 degree heat!) Alicia, Angie and Caitlyn's sister Courtney ran the 5K. Their course consisted of 16 mudpits, 6 hay hurdles, 1 tunnel crawl, 1 500ft mountain climb and a few dousings from the many fire hoses and water trucks around the course. Clearly they were the smart ones. Caitlyn and her friend Chelsey ran the 10K which consisted of 32 mudpits, 12 hay hurdles, 2 tunnel crawls, 2 friggin climbs up that 500ft mountain and one too many run-ins with the fire hoses. Overall they had a great time, held onto their shoes in the mud, slept well and are still picking dirt out from under their fingernails!
MICHAEL WILSON ran Silver Strand Half Marathon in SD this weekend. It was very hot and DRY but he finished in 1:42:55! Not my best, but considering the minimal training I did, I was satisfied!