Winter is upon us, workout and embrace it. Get your shopping done! Mike
MICHELLE CREPEAU out of NY office did the Annual NY Road Runners Club Holiday 4 miler in Central Park with friends was a bit rough going from the warm temps of San Diego to 27 degrees, but festive run with all the Santa costumes
PATTI ROSENTHAL, Cycling Mgr Skiing at our local Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory Mountain or we call it Powder Mesa). The storms are finally coming in & we got 17 inches over the weekend. They only have the one high-speed chair (aka the flying sofa) open now but they should be opening more chairs as we get more storms this week. Nothing like skiing through fresh powder with your friends.
PAUL MCLURE, Account Manager from Education: On Sunday I did my second Triathlon (with no real training), The Tinsel Town Triathlon in Hemet, CA. I finished in 1:34:48, I am just glad I finished and had the support of my cheerleaders, my wife and two daughters. WAY TO GO PAUL IRONMAN IS NEXT!
JESSICA WEXLER camped in Joshua Tree National Forest in So Cal this weekend and hiked the 49 Palm Oasis trail (braving 30 mph winds).
EDNA CASTANEDA (Account Manager, Account Management & Operations from the NYC office) was extremely excited to join one of our DDSMART sponsored athlete teams that ran the Rutgers Big Chill 5K. Although a little cold the event was AWESOME for several reasons! 1) Rutgers University is the best school in the nation J 2) As part of the account team (along with Brian Law and Jordan Katz) for the Dunkin Donuts/DDSMART running program, it was great to see these people in person who had dedicated themselves to get healthier and complete their first 5K through an 8 week Active training program. The Big Chill race was their goal and the completion of their 8 week journey. 3) The Rutgers Big Chill was a race benefiting the less fortunate children of the area. The entry fee for this charity race is not money but a new, unwrapped toy worth $5 or more. (If you see the stage behind the second photo, the event was able to acquire over 3000 toys!) Ironically enough our running numbers were sponsored be Runners World which in their recent edition also featured Actives DDSMART team, check it out!!
STEVE MAZZA recovering from the SD Holiday party had another edition of epic fall mountain biking at Mission Trails after the Chargers victory. Decided to hike-a-bike up South Fortuna Mountain. It was windy and chilly at the summit, but the views were phenomenal.