IT WAS A VERY HOT WEEKEND IN SO. CAL. WITH THE TEMP HITTING 95 DEGREES AT THE BEACH. THIS ALONG WITH THE HILLS MADE IT A TOUGH LA JOLLA ½ MARATHON. MUST BE WHY NO ONE SENT IN LA JOLLA PICS, NOT HAPPY WITH HOW THEY LOOKED.
AND NO ONE FROM ACTIVE WAS AN “IMPOSTER” LIKE THEY DISCOVERED THE WINNER WAS AFTER HE FINISHED.
BOTHELL SENDS IN A "CLASSIC" THIS WEEK.
CHRIS BONHERT said he ran slower in La Jolla than he wanted at 1:58 but on this day just finishing was a great accomplishment.
STEPHANY CAVATONI Dir. Business Solutions with her family the Cardenas’s - Juan, Stella and Lucas were out in full force standing and cheering the Active runners at mile 5 in the La Jolla ½. They had their “Cow Bells” clanging as the runners came by.
MICHELLE CREPEAU came out from NY to work in the SD office and run the La Jolla ½. She said “how about that heat and HILLS, this Cali girl forgot how big those hills were”. She ran a great time of 2:19:42 then took the ‘red eye” back to NY. It would have been a classic seeing Michelle get off the plane this morning!
CHRISTINE ALBERGA smiled all the way in 2:24 and ran down the finish with her daughter Kate in her flip flops!
ELAINE BERGERON ran the ½ and tells me she doesn’t remember her time but then she came out of her fog, she ran a great 2:02.
CAITLYN BARKER was spent when I saw her at the finish but sooooo happy it was over. She worked hard on the tough La Jolla ½ course for 2:40.
MICHAEL WILSON in SD was another one who sent a Lo Jolla ½ report in with no time. I pulled it out of him and he ran a 1:49:20. Breaking 2:00 on a day like yesterday is huge!
THIS IS A CLASSIC AS REPORTED BY STEPHEN BRANSTETTER!
Now for JOEL WERDELL of the Bothell office, made his not-so-professional debut in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). Coming out of retirement for the fight was the legendary Ultimate Fighter Ken Shamrock. While Joel’s youthful energy and exuberance propelled him to an early lead in the first 4 seconds of the bout, the action of the fifth second proved devastating both mentally and physically to Joel’s pursuit of a career in MMA and his face (photo attached). Ken’s 5th second maneuver resembled the legendary “Pamchenko” made famous by the 1992 ice skating blockbuster “The Cutting Edge.” The maneuver promptly ended the bout and resulted in a shattered upper face (that’s a technical term) for Werdell. In a post facial surgery interview Joel vowed to return to the octagon immediately and boldly challenged the resurgent Chuck Liddell for what he has dubbed the “rubble in the bubble” (I don’t know what that is supposed to mean but he was heavily drugged at the time).
All of us at Active wish Joel the best in his recovery and his continued MMA success.
*Note: The above story is 99% fabrication. It is meant to mask the embarrassing fact that Joel ran into his own teammate while playing flag football resulting in said injury. It is also meant to promulgate and promote the legend of Joel Werdell – a man worthy of legendary status but lacking in publicly recorded and witnessed athletic accomplishments necessary to gain such a reputation.
JIM GARFIELD Dir. Business Development AMG ran a Personal Record which is impressive on a very HOT day in La Jolla. He ran 1:40 and was no worse for the wear at the finish.
LAUREN DACHILLE ran a great LJ ½ in a time of 2:16 and loved it.
BROOKE KIRKPATRICK Team Sports AE ran the ½ in 2:07.
HANNAH SANSONE AE Swimming along with some friends said she ran the miserable La Jolla ½ Marathon. Didn’t PR. Finished in 1:51. It was great to see so many Active people there.
LAUREN PISCO Implementation Analyst for LeagueOne also ran a half BUT it wasn’t La Jolla. She traveled to Nashville, TN for the County Music ½ Marathon. She has been rehabbing knee tendonitis the past few months and didn’t expect much. So she was very happy with a time of 1:52 and the Nashville course is very challenging with tons of spectators.
The Active Hiking Group hit up Mt Woodsen this weekend in the ridiculous heat. ANDREA RISHMAWI, ANDREW COLE, DANNY ROA, DEANNA OREGERON, and some of their friends hike the 6.6 mile trail Saturday morning. It was a great hike, and we’ll definitely be doing this mountain again! Afterwards, some of us headed to Shore Club where we met up with some other Active-ites to do a little light lifting!
WIL FLUEWELLING Staff Accountant camped in Julian, CA and squeezed in 15 miles of hiking with his girl and 2 dogs. Charlie his 2-year old mixed mutt scouting all the way. Really nice to see the re-growth from the 2003 Cedar Fires and a lot of color from wildflowers in spring bloom.
ANGIE TOWERY and JAMIE CAMERON reported in from the beautiful BIG SUR Marathon and 10.6 mile. They both ran the 10.6 miler in great weather and awesome views along the California central coastline. Angie said Jamie felt so motivated that she is now ready to start training for her first Ironman but only if Reilly is at the finish. Girl make sure you get it done before I’m 70 so I can “see” you finish!
ALLISON REUTTER is blaming her slowest 1/2 marathon time ever in La Jolla on the heat, she ran a 2:12:36. Hey Allison there was about 2500 people behind you.
JIM DE LA CRUZ ran the La Jolla ½ with his wife and they finished together in a time of 2:58:38. We are glad she stayed with you the entire way Jim!
MICHELLE NATION was the “Smart” Active team member in So Cal escaping the heat by heading up to Idyllwild at 6000’ for only a high of 75 degrees. Hiking and having a good time with some friends
KEVIN BEATTY completed the La Jolla ½ battling some minor dehydration issues and finished under 2 hours in 1:54.
JASON LO AE Burnaby reports The Burnaby ‘ACTIVE ASSASSINS’ Inline Roller Hockey team skated away with a 4 – 3 victory over ‘The Manthers’ late Sunday Evening. With this being our first regular season game, and first year together as a team, it was a tough fought battle to hold onto the 4 – 3 victory. Jarryd Pinto, Jimmy Lam, Brian Choy, Lou Douillard, Megan Hollstedt, Matthew Cox, Jason Lo, Ryan Lyster, Matthew Hoffman, Anthony Wong, and Inderpal Dhaliwal were all part of the victory this evening. Game Highlight : Active scored a goal with 0.8 seconds left in the first period to tie up the game before intermission.
ALYSON TYSON ran a great 1:59:32 in La Jolla and had the "Best Smile at the finish. Or maybe that was a pain grin!
TOBY GUILLETTE, Online Community Specialist for Endurance Sports ran 37 miles in Cuyamaca State Park in SD County on Saturday. Despite temperatures over 90 degrees, the run was great and made more exciting when we crossed paths with a 4-foot rattlesnake. Overall, it was another solid training session and one step closer to the big race in June.
VICKY EYDELBERG, Director of Product Strategy for Consumer Media hosted a pre-party the night before the race then ran the La Jolla 1/2 in a great time of 2:04:11.
MIKE COLEMAN gets the "Atta Boy" award this week for running the Boston Marathon last Monday and then doing the La Jolla 1/2 6 days later. Or maybe he should just go get a check up now!
EDWARD STRICKLER Bothell office went to Eugene, OR this weekend to race the 800 at the historic Hayward Field track. He ran 1:55.33 and finished 4th in my heat. It was a fun to run in such a great venue and against good competition.