SPRING HAS SPRUNG, GET OUT THERE AND GET ACTIVE!
JB LEEP and CAROL MARTIN with Blue Bear in Poway, CA office hiked through the flooded Amazonian rain forest just outside of Iquitos, Peru. We are back in Lima today (Saturday) after completing a week long cruise adventure that included visiting people who live in villages along the river and numerous wildlife sighting trips. Tomorrow we leave for Machu Picchu and explorations in the Andes. What a wonderful country!
How Diverse are our Team Members From the AMAZON Rain Forest to COLORADO Snow!
PATTI ROSNETHAL Cycling Durango, CO. Snowcat skiing in the San Juan Mountains with the San Juan Snow Cat Company. Rented the snowcat & went skiing with 10 of our local Durango friends. At close to 12,000 feet the views were incredible & the powder was awesome. A great blue bird day with about 11 runs of great skiing. Our photographer (& my husband) took some great photos & video clips of us including him crashing into a tree where he ended up breaking his collarbone on the 3rd run. He still skiied the rest of the day but his ski season is now over. Besides the collarbone mishap it was a great day! PATTI WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO, COLLECT ON LIFE INSURANCE ON THE GUY?
LARRY GOLDEN AND DAVE NEFF, InfoSpherix in our Frostburg, MD location completed their first 5K of the season with a time of 29 minutes. Larry & Dave we have to get you some ACTIVE gear to wear!
This was an incredible weekend for me! This Saturday I ran 14 miles training for my first marathon! I am a member of team First Time Marathon Runners through the Who Wants to Get Active 2009 program and you can see video and updates of my training progress as I attempt to run my first marathon on May 31st, which will be the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon!
LEVI SMITH, Tech Support SD office competed in his first mud run! It was really amazing seeing everyone completely covered in mud and having a good time! Here is a link to my blog; and video of the run will be up soon:
BRAIN BERGEY, Reg OnLine in our London office completed his first half marathon! He decided to make it a destination and travelled from London to Northern Ireland for a long weekend. I spent a couple days exploring the beautiful area and rugged coastline, and then ran the Larne Half Marathon on Saturday the 28th of March. Despite gale force winds along the beautiful coastal route, I managed to finish in 1:49:23. Not bad for my first try, but definitely room for improvement!
ALYSON TYSON, SD office ran the inaugural Pacific Half Marathon (Part of the Great Race of Agoura Hills). It started in Paramount Ranch in Malibu and ended at my old high school in Agoura, CA. It was a hilly but beautiful race. I ended up taking 7th in my age group with a 1:55 finish. Feels good to be back running!
GISELLE DOMDOM ran the Valley of Gold Half Marathon in Oro Valley, AZ near Tucson. I feel great having my first half under my belt. It's just a checkpoint for the bigger goal--running the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on May 31st.!
MEGAN FERRI, Account Mgr Active Community Solutions and 3 of her girlfriends ran in the 5k San Diego Mud Run yesterday in La Mesa. Ive never laughed so much on a run, we had a great time! SUCH DIRTY GIRLS!
KELLY SHULTE SD Office braved the costal fog and met JIM GARFIELD (AMG) for a 20 mile training ride in Malibu over the weekend in preparation for the Solana Beach triathlon. Kelly had her game face on as she borrowed Jims gloves, put on her yellow hoody, blue sunglasses and charged up and down the hills of PCH. Truly a fashion maverick! Of course we were both proudly wearing our Active Tri Kits as well!
ERIN LANG, HR Assistant spent the weekend up at North Lake Tahoe with her family. Got in a couple of good days snowboarding, the snow wasnt great but the weather was beautiful (the picture attached is overlooking Donner Lake from Sugar Bowl) and it was fun to get up to Tahoe before the season is over.
TOBY GUILLETTE, Community Development Specialist, organized a run with two members from the Active.com Online Community on Saturday morning. The three of us met "offline" at Mission Trails for a 5-mile run. On Sunday, I cheered on the triathletes competing in the Superfrog and Superseal Triathlons on Coronado Island.