FIRST WEEK OF FEB CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? HAVE A GREAT ONE! Mike
The 17th Annual Competitor Endurance Sports Awards were held Saturday night at Sea World in San Diego. Active was a major sponsor and the event was attended by over 30 team members including DAVE & CHRIS ALBERGA, JON BELMONTE, SCOTT EVANS, MIKE REILLY (MC), STEPHANIE SNAMAN, MIKE DOBRABSKY, KAREN CONTINE, ARCH & CHRISTY FUSTON, MICHAEL WILSON, JEFF FALLIS, TOBY GUILLETTE, GREG LOPEZ, SHANNON TURNER, MICHELLE NATION, GALE BERNHARDT, ROB KLINGENSMITH, SARAH MOOSBRUGGER, ASHLEY ELLIS AND MANY ACTIVE XERS.
MIKE DOBRANSKY, STEPHANIE SNAMAN AND KAREN HARDY love the picture below with Ironman World Champion CRAIG ALEXANDER from Australia.
On Saturday morning the 6 time Ironman Champion DAVE SCOTT took an Active crew out on a 50 mile ride and beat us all up except for Actives famed Coach GALE BERNHARDT. ROB KLINGENSMITH, ARCH FUSTON, MIKE REILLY AND SARAH MOOSBRUGGER were dropped like a bad habit towards the end. This was a ride commemorating the famed KLINGENSMITH crash of 7 years ago to the day.
ASHLEY ELLIS after two years of going through two foot surgerys, 8 months in a boot and 5 months of physical therapy I went for my first run While it was only 10 minutes ~ the run down to the beach was a start to hopefully me joining other Active co-workers in some 5Ks or Triathlons. Thanks for the true inspiration & motivation from the previous nights Endurance Sports Awards!
As some of you may know but for others STEVE MAZZA & MIKE COLEMAN won a trip to the Super Bowl. With the expert juggling of Mazza and the direct camera work of Coleman they won! This is a shot of them before Super Bowl XLIII supporting our favorite ice cold refreshment (Coors Light tailgate party), and a couple inside Tampas Raymond James Stadium
MATT HENRY, Interaction Designer Foundations kicked off another season of Team in Training, my first as a mentor! I took my first 15 minute run since finishing and injuring myself at the Disney Marathon a few weeks ago. Ill be taking it easy this time, training for the Seattle Rock n Roll half marathon. If youd like to learn more about what Im doing, visit my website at http://tinyurl.com/alnpot If youre in Bothell and want to join the Team, come see me!!
PATTI ROSENTHAL, Industry Manager, Cycling Durango, CO had a Pre-Superbowl outing - what a game!!!!!! Went to the San Juan Mountains for a backcounty excursion. Skiied the US Basin in the Red Mountains. About 1500 feet of climbing to an incredible view of mountains all around (above 12,000 feet). Went with a couple of friends who were snowboarders (knuckle draggers). Had a nice "vista" lunch in the trees & then the fun part of skiing down! Then off to the Superbowl! Great Pictures Patti!
MATT HAYNES & ANDREA RISHMAWI out of the SD office did a little jaunt up Iron Mountain this weekend the Hiking Group is looking a little sparse, if anyone is interested, please let Andrea know!
BRET HARRIS, Account Mgr SD. Do to the extreme lack of swell this weekend, I decided to change things up a bit and went scuba diving at La Jolla Shores. The weather was perfect for diving as there were no waves and the visibility was amazingly clear (about 30ft I believe). This was my first dive out at the shores and we only went down about 40ft as a couple of people had some minor issues with their equipment. We didnt see any big fish, but the numerous fields of sand dollars and strange, tube/worm like creatures sticking up out of the sand made for a pretty fun dive.
AMBER MARTIN did very well in the Super Run 10k around Fiesta Island at Mission Bay San Diego in 49 minutes.
This weekend JACQUELINE BERRY & LEVI SMITH ran in the Super Run 5k in Mission Bay. The hour before the race was pretty cold (Sorry Canada it was 48 degrees) but by the end of the race, the sun was shining bright. It was a beautiful day for a run and we finished 7 minutes faster than the Turkey Trot we did in November with a time of 37:10:00. It was fun and we are looking forward to the 5K for Monarch schools this month and a mud run next month! I am also training for my first marathon. You can view the status of my training here:
JESSICA WEXLER hiked and camped this weekend in the Anza-Borrego desert near San Diego. The best part was exploring the slot canyons and calcite mine areas.
ANDY BUCHANAN, Technical Sales Engineer Camps and Events spent the weekend up on Crystal Mountain. Got some great snowboarding in with my wife, Jenn and her parents. Could have used some more powder, but its hard to beat the views from the top of the Rainier Express lift looking out towards Mt. Rainier (in the background of the picture) on a gorgeous sunny day. Icy days like this can cause some heavy sliding in areas, and luckily I was able to avoid some encounters with trees! Good fun had by all.
Part of TINA NOVAKS relocation to our Boulder office was to stop in Breckenridge for some backcountry boarding. A friend took me snowshoeing up Mt. Baldy, to hit up 4ft of powder and attempt to avoid the trees Was a slow climb to the 11,500ish feet for this normally San Diego sea level girl but what an epic welcome to CO!
HANNAH SANSONE ran in the XTerra Mission Gorge 5K trail race on Sunday for some pre-Superbowl exercise. I ran into our own TOBY GUILLETTE who was volunteering on the 15K course. It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous trail (I highly recommend running there!), but my run felt slow and painful and I quickly exited after the event because I was so bummed. I hadnt worn a watch and the timing clock wasnt running when I finished, so I figured my performance was pretty poor. Lo and behold, I checked the times Monday morning and I won my age group and came in 8th overall! I guess I didnt need to self-medicate my previously bruised ego with so much beer and nachos after all oh well! It turns out it was a great first race of the year!