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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.

Mike

 

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.

 

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It couldn't be any plainer

Posted by jspitzberg Apr 23, 2008

Couch-potato culture may cut our lives short

http://community.active.com/blogs/Weekend_Warriors/2008/04/23/it-couldnt-be-any-plainer/We as a nation are doing ourselves in with our couch-potato culture of eating way too much and exercising far too little. Some health professionals even raise the controversial notion that today's generation of kids like Justin — about a third of whom are overweight or obese — may be the first to live shorter lives than thei parents...

"All of the signs are pointing in the wrong direction," says Dr. Jennifer Shu, an Atlanta pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Young kids are getting what have traditionally been adult-type diseases — type 2 diabetes and heart disease," she says. "It's like advanced aging."

"These kids are headed for real trouble," agrees S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of public health and a researcher at the Center on Aging at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their parents may not be faring so well, either, he says. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese.

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THANKS TOBY for taking the WW report the last few weeks.

 

First report is before a couple of Active team members do their thing. The pic below is of MIKE COLEMAN & STEVE MAZZA this morning in Boston. They went to work the Boston Marathon and now today at this exact time running the Boston Marathon. Check out the Athlete Tracking at:

 

http://www.bostonmarathon.com/2008/cf/Public/TrackingIndividual.cfm?mode=multiple

 

 

Yours truly last weekend along with JAMIE CAMERON from Major Accounts worked the Ironman Arizona event in the heat and wind. The event had one of the largest dropout rates for an Ironman at 18%. We were sure glad night time came along to cool things off during our 19 hour day.

 

 

BUT STEVEN TWOHY didn't drop out so he is an IRONMAN in 12 hours 28 minutes and 7 seconds! He writes. "I did Ironman Arizona on my birthday on April 13th. It was one of the best birthdays I imagine I will ever have!!! I would have done a lot better than top 25% overall finishing time had I not had nutrition issues late on the bike. It was a hot, dry and windy day which was no surprise to me but left many others no choice but to throw in the towel. The crowd and atmosphere made Ironman Arizona an enjoyable experience, especially at the finish. The race for me was simply a celebration of dedication and hard work training in beautiful San Diego. The Gail Bernhardt training plan from the Active Trainer was excellent! I was less sore from the Ironman than after my first marathon, it is amazing how the body adapts".

 

 

The VANCOUVER SUN RUN, the largest 10K in the World was this weekend and we had a lot of team members run it. The race registered 56,200.

 

REI COLINA Software Developer Class just loved it. This is when you can see that hard training pays off, since I got to reduce my time from 53min (last year) to 50 this year.

It was a very nice run, even with the 50.000 people filling the streets of Vancouver downtown and west side (which makes it hard to go as fast as you could go) the very beautiful sceneries of Vancouver makes the sun run one of the most enjoyable runs in North America.

 

DARREN JENSEN reports for a few who also ran the Sun Run. Darren ran the 10k in 58:58. MATT HOFFMAN in 58:28, PAUL CHEUNG in 55:00 and ANTHONY WONG (sorry no time given, he’s still running, just kidding)

 

PAUL HILLER ran the Sun run and had a good take on it. He had a personal best of 1:01:23 with good and bad news. The bad news is his time placed him 14,283 overall but the good news is he beat 45,717 people. Next year he has a lofty goal of being in the top 10,000! Way to go Paul the glass is ALWAYS half full.

 

From EUROPE NICO REIS WRITES "Well my Basketball season here in Munich, Germany ended last Saturday with a 93-61 victory of my team! We won our 12 team-league and therefore move up to the next division. (Germany’s 3rd division) It was a great and successful season with a very international team, we have 9 nationalities on the court: Croatian, German, American, Greek, Russian, Philippines, Yugoslavian, Bosnian, and Congo.

 

Attached is our Team picture, I am the tall guy in the last row (#15).

 

Since it looks like I am coming back to the San Diego office late May, I need a new team…Telesis Court Basketball team anyone?!?

 

 

TOBY GUILLETTE Online Community Specialist was at it again going long as usual. He ran up the Noble Canyon trail from Pine Valley to the Pacific Crest Trail in San Diego County and back for a total of 31 miles on Saturday. He followed it up with a 9-mile “recovery” run Sunday around the perimeter of Mission Trails Park. Toby is attempting his first 100-mile ultra marathon in June and is on track with his preparations.

 

AND I thought a “recovery” was feet up and a few beers! Check out his blog for training updates: http://community.active.com/blogs/toby

 

KEVIN BEATTY ran with the POPE in NY. Well not quite but he was in NY running 10 miles in Central Park in preparation for his La Jolla ½ Marathon this Sunday. He looked to the streets and there was the Pope with all his security, I hope Kevin had a blessed run.

 

SARAH MOOSBRUGGER in SD did the Toyota Desert International Triathlon in La Quinta, CA 3/4 mile swim, 24 mile bike, 6 mile run in a time of 2:33. Way to work hard Sarah in the desert!

 

AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE TRAINING FOR THE LA JOLLA ½ THIS WEEKEND. REMEMBER HILLS ARE YOUR FRIENDS! Mike

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Janean Nation, Account Manager – ActiveSports

My sister Michelle (Product Manager) and I participated in the Iron Girl Las Vegas Triathlon this weekend with another of our sisters.  It was my first triathlon and I had a great time.  Michelle and I did the sprint, finishing 310th and 312th out of about 800 racers.  Michelle had a slightly heroic moment when she helped a panicked swimmer out of the water in the first 25 yards and then swam back up to help me through my weakest leg.  Overall it was a great experience and I can’t wait to give it another go!

 

Shawn Boom, Sacramento office

On Saturday I ran the Diablo Trail Marathon - 8,000 vertical feet of climbing and 90 degrees, quite a feat and quite tough on the feet given the rocky trail.  I'm normally a 3 hr marathoner and this one was so steep and hilly it took me 7 hours!  Attached is a photo from near the 4,000 ft summit.

 

Carrie Smith, Marketing Services Conversion Specialist

Last week I was in the British Virgin Islands as part of an open water swim vacation.  The water was so clear that we did underwater videotaping in the sea for stroke analysis!  The temperature was perfect, no wetsuits needed.  This trip had it all…snorkeling, sea life, sailing, plenty of swimming, and sunsets.

 

 

Caitlyn Barker, Support Team Lead, Professional Services

I recently travelled to Guam and spent a week swimming, snorkeling and hiking around the island. One of the cool things I discovered was a Geocache game that is played all over the world. Little “caches” like the one in the picture are hidden all over the world and folks are supposed to use GPS devices to find these. I pretty much liken it to a modern day treasure hunt! I just happened to learn about this game when I almost tripped on the canister in the rock on Mt Lam Lam. My boyfriend Colin and I hiked this mountain which happens to be the tallest peak on the island, about 3,000 feet in elevation. Later, we went snorkeling in the bay to cool off. The trip also included a chance to watch some friends participate in the Xterra Off Road Triathlon and Guam Marathon that weekend, watching these participants compete while enduring the high heat and humidity levels amazed me!

 

Amber Martin

I went on a 3 day cruise to Mexico. Between the sunbathing still managed to get in something Active. We went horse back riding down the beach in Ensenada. My first time on a horse since being bucked off when I was 10…it was interesting to say the least.

 

Jim Garfield, Director, Business Development

In the true spirit of Mr. Reilly, I had the opportunity to channel him in announcing the Nautica South Beach Triathlon.  In the photo I was happy to announce the winners of the female celebrity relay team (Triathlete Katya Meyer, Tennis Star Anna Kournikova, me and Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder Dara Torres.  Next time I am going to race!!!

 

Kirstin Hartos, Implementation Analyst

I attended the first of three weekend rugby camps to try-out for the Southern California (SCRFU) women’s select side team.  Each of the seven territories in the US will put a select side team together to play in the USA Rugby National All-Star Tournament in June in Pittsburgh.  We had almost 30 girls at the try-out this weekend, and expect more players at the camp in Los Angeles at the beginning of May.  On Saturday we did some ball-handling, tackling and fitness testing in the morning, broke out into backs and forwards in the afternoon to run through set plays, and then scrimmaged ourselves at the end of the day.  On Sunday morning we had another scrimmage against another women’s team representing the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU), but ended up losing 15-0 after 110 minutes of rugby.  I managed to nail the goal-post on our only penalty kick attempt, and the ref changed his mind and took back our try in the first period – it was a frustrating that we didn’t convert on our opportunities to score.  But aside from being generally sore (and bruised), I managed to stay injury free – and am looking forward to the next camp in May.

 

Michelle Valenti

I supported being active by attending the Navy Moto X World Championships at Qualcomm. I had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the event! The freestyle tricks are unbelievable, and riders like Ricky Carmichael and Travis Pastrana are really impressive to watch.

 

 

Tina Novak, Software Trainer

I was up in Utah for a long weekend, camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and all around loving life at the majestic Zion National Park. Hiked up a bunch of different trails there, but the highlights were Observation Point and Angels Landing. Observation Point we kind of tackled as an afterthought, and came to find out that we hiked 4 miles to the top of Zion (about a mile high) where this photo was taken. What? You can hike to the top of Zion? I’m glad we didn’t know we were going that high because we might not have done the hike! Angels Landing was my most challenging hike, not physically, but emotionally. I am absolutely terrified of heights but managed to crawl my way across the narrow trails with 1,000 foot drop offs on both sides to the top to enjoy the amazing views. Talk about feeling accomplished!

 

Alex Walker, sales at EventRegister and Andrew Frantz, developer from Thriva, took a trip to Steven’s Pass for a little action in the Terrain Park. After months of building up the courage, faceplants and failed attempts, we finally we able to compile this short video of our accomplishments.

 

San Diego Mud Run

 

LAURA HILTS, ANDREA RISHMAWI, and CARRIE JAMES did the SD Mud Run (Team 5k) Sunday afternoon. At 100 degrees, it was a scorcher, thank God for those breathable Active X shirts

 

 

Marc Villanueva,Danny Roa, Bryan Paijit, Jesse Hammond and Jesse's girlfriend

 

"Mud Run Baby!!!"

 

Kevin Beatty

Ran in the San Diego 10K Mud Run in La Mesa with a group of friends. Still picking the mud out of my ears and fingernails today but had a blast doing it. No idea what our time was. 

 

Amy Steiner, Heidi Achenbach and Christina Hanson ran the San Diego Mud Run on Sunday. We finished the hilly, muddy, obstacle-ridden and crowded 5K course at 50:10, but with temperatures over 100° in La Mesa on Sunday, we’re just glad we survived it!

 

Lacey Shaw, Polly Marrangoni and Katrina LeBlanc did the San Diego Mud Run 5K in el Cajon on Sunday. As temps reached record breaking 100 degrees we were glad there was some mud to cool us off. =)

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Warriors 5000

Posted by Active Toby Apr 7, 2008

Pierre Duvelleroy, Account Executive, International:

On Sunday April 6th, Paris was hosting the 5th largest marathon in the world with 35 000 participants and 29 706 athletes on the start line. Among them, 3 Active members: Jenny Kinnear from our London office, the Active Globe trotter Laurent Gauthier, and Pierre Duvelleroy from France.

 

For her first marathon, Jenny ended up finishing around 4h30 with a strong finish. With only 35°F on the start line, the conditions were not ideal but assisted by 9 times former Ironman Laurent, Pierre ended up his first attempt on the distance in 3h40. Great race, lots of fun and one more marathon run for Active.

 

Check out Laurent and Pierre’s picture below. Laurent is wearing the Active.com hat just in case…Lots of ED on the start line…

 

 

Stephen Branstetter, General Manager:

This weekend I participated in a decathlon requiring the utmost advanced training and skill. The training time required to prepare for this event is similar to ultra-marathons and the iron-man – only true warriors and competitors need apply. Here are the events and my score (low score wins – typically between 3 and 10 combined score):

 

Egg Toss: 10 points (I blew it and dropped an easy one because I was getting cocky)

Beer Pong: 9 points

Volleyball: 0 points (WINNER)

Three Legged Race: 10 points (penalty points for spilling drink)

Badminton: 2 points

Croquet: 2 points

Botchy Ball: 0 points (WINNER)

Horse Shoes: 0 points (WINNER)

Shell Toss: 3 points

P.I.G.: 6 points

TOTAL: 41 points

 

Next year I vow to improve! If anyone in the Bothell office would like to practice any of the above events during lunch please contact me immediately.

 

Brendan McCarthy, Director, Business Development:

The weather in Boston is getting better – a bit above freezing. This weekend I ran the Cohasset Road Race By The Sea 10K. The conditions were not great, very windy as you ran along the ocean but no real rain – a little mist. The run was a lot of fun and I was happy with my time. Looking forward to the warm weather and more outdoor events, to start the season this was a great one.

 

Kelly D. Bell, Senior Account Manager:

With over 2 feet of fresh snow over the last few weeks in the Colorado High Country (and more falling today), Kelly Bell enjoyed one of the last weekends of skiing in Vail.  This picture was taken at the top of Vail Mountain overlooking the Back Bowls.  The snow was absolutely phenomenal which made a day of skiing fabulous!  On Sunday, Kelly headed back down from skiing to hit the golf course and test out her new clubs at Overland Golf Course!  You gotta love Colorado J

 

 

Lauren Guinn, Senior Director of Marketing: 

Lauren and her son Kevin, 11, spent three days snowboarding in Winter Park, CO.  It snowed close to a foot while they were there.  Spring boarding at its best!  Best of all, no broken bones! Photos pending.

 

Burt Repine, Development, Foundation Team:

I braved the desert heat yesterday and summited Villager Peak (5755 ft) in the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Anza-Borrego State Park. The 14-mile round trip took 7.5 hours and gained almost 5000 feet in elevation.

Here’s a pic of me at the top……

 

 

Tina Novak, Software Trainer:

Went hiking at Cuyamaca State Park. Gorgeous!

 

Chris Wheeler, School Finance Consultant:

I raced in the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend.  I rowed in a UC Davis Alumni boat that finished 6 of 19 in the Men’s Open 8 Event.  This was a fun event because you run into ex-Olympians and nation teamers on the water.  This year we got to race a bunch of guys from the Estonian under 23 National Team.  Needless to say, they were pretty good.  My second event of the weekend was the Men’s Masters A Event.  I competed with San Diego Rowing Club.  We put together a really solid race with a great move across the 1500m mark rowing through a crew that was coxed (steered) by an Olympic Gold Medalist.  We finished 2nd in the event.  Our coxswain said it was one of the bigger thrills of her life finishing ahead of her idol.  Also, thank you to all the Active people that came out in support.  It was really great seeing you all out there.  

 

 

Debra Urka, Jr. Application Specialist:

I hit the ocean this weekend and went free diving. It was a great diving weekend with visibility up to 20 feet, which was amazing considering that the swell was also coming in at about 5 feet.

 

Justin Lakin, Software QA Tester – San Diego office:

Had the opportunity to participate in the Walk for Recovery 5k through Balboa Park on Saturday (04.05) with his mom and girlfriend.  There is no finishing time to report because this was a non-competitive event.  Beautiful scenery, fun people, good music, and a great cause made this 5k really enjoyable.  Justin recommends the Walk for Recovery to those who appreciate diversity, are compassionate toward others, and are not uber-competitive.

 

  

 

Steven Twohy, Staff Accountant:

This weekend was the Superfrog Triathlon in Coronado where competitors race with and against Navy Seals and their comrades. This year the proceeds went to help support those families who lost their Navy Seal fathers in combat. Considering I am doing Ironman Arizona next weekend I felt it was my call of duty to be able to step and race! The half Ironman event also has relay race for those who wanted to split up the swim, bike and run. I did the run which was 13.1 miles on the sandy beach of the Silver Strand State Beach.  As a team we managed to finish 4th place overall amongst 20 or so other teams. It was another great weekend in San Diego and what a great way to raise money for those in need.

 

Toby Guillette, Online Community Specialist:

I hit the trail for a 28-mile run on Saturday in Cuyamaca State Park. I'm feeling strong and right on track for the SD100 in June. Next weekend, I'm bumping it up to 43 miles

 

 

 

Carlsbad 5000

 

Catherine Hansen, Sr. Marketing Services Consultant:

Ran the Carlsbad 5000 in 31:16

 

Sean Thompson and Arch Fuston ran the Carlsbad 5000. Sean’s watch was still set for a 2 minute interval and instinctively dropped for 15 pushups every time it went off. Arch lunged the entire 3.1. They had fun.

 

Jenni Miller, Account Manager, Running:

I did the Carlsbad 5000 Sunday in 28:55. My only goal was to be under 30 minutes so I was pumped.            

 

Jim De la Cruz, System Administrator:

My wife and I spent Sunday running the fun and short Carlsbad 5000 this past weekend, the weather, the giveaways and energy level was great! A strong recommendation to run this fun event just get there early.

 

Amber Martin, Senior Marketing Services Analyst:

did the Carlsbad 5,000 in 23:09. It was fun race!

 

Michelle Ulrich, Account Executive:

I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday with a PR of 18:58, which placed me in the Top 25 Females.  What a great, fast race it was with some great athletes to run against!

 

Michelle Nation, Product Manager:

My sister Janean (Team Sports Sales) and I led the fan club for our 9 year old nephew Sean at this weekend’s “Junior Carlsbad” 1 mile run.  This is an incredibly well-managed race for kids held every year in conjunction with the Carlsbad 5000.  Those of you who have kids under 12 should definitely be sure to sign them up for next year!  Sean PR’d with an official time of 9:08 and had a blast.  Janean and I made sure Sean (and everyone else) could see us by wearing BRIGHT orange and white “GO SEAN” t shirts.  Can’t wait till Sean’s next race …

 

Steve Kemper, Chief Financial Officer:

Marina Kemper takes 3rd in Junior Carlsbad 11 year old category running a 6:05 mile

 

Sejal Pietrzak, VP International:

My family had an active weekend!  Raina (3 years old) and Deven (almost 2 years old) both ran in the Junior Carlsbad!  Here’s a picture of Raina running the ¼ mile – she had a blast with a smile the entire time!

 

 

I ran the Carlsbad 5000 and got a PR – definitely not “fast” for most people, but for me it was a great run in 26:57 with my husband and kids cheering me on – it was so fun!  My sister Monal also ran the Carlsbad 5000 and placed 2nd in the 30-34 age group in 18:10!

 

Steve Mazza:

My son Jack and I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday

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