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Summer going to the Dogs and Iron Girls!

Posted by IMVoice on Jun 8, 2009 11:19:00 AM

SARI RUDY Account Exec. Tennis reports her 13 year old son Andrew won the US Kids Golf Teen Qualifier this weekend by 4 strokes, he’ll be heading to Pinehurst, NC end of July for the US Kids Teen Championship! Let’s hope he continues to kill it!


JENNI MILLER participated in the Iron Girl 10k for my third year in a row. This is such an awesome event as it is a women’s only run and everyone is incredibly supportive of each other. It was also really cute seeing all the dads on the sidewalk with strollers, cheering on their wives. I finished in 58:22 which is my best time yet for this race!


PATTI ROSENTHAL, Cycling Manager and her husband Mark did the Death Ride Tour 669 which started in Silverton, Colorado.  First day you ride to Telluride (74 miles); next day to Durango (104 miles); and then back to Silverton (50 miles).   Total of 228 miles with over 24,000 feet of climbing.   Beautiful loop made up of several highways in south western Colorado called the San Juan Skyway.  First 2 days we road our tandem bike & then the last day we jumped back on our single bikes which was quite a relief after riding the heavy beast over the big mtn passes.  Highly recommend this ride – one of the most beautiful loops in southwestern Colorado!



Jim De la Cruz, System admin in the San Diego office on Sunday went to Del Mar. CA fairgrounds to cheer on and support my wife and some other Active Network colleagues in the IronGirl 10k/5k event. Great event if you are just starting out or like take a run with about 3500 other women-only event.


MICHAEL WILSON, Sales Manager Eundurance just got back from my 545 mile, 7-day AIDS Lifecycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles this weekend.  This it the third year I have participated in ALC and it is one of the best weeks of the year.  In total, the event raised over $10.5 million to help HIV/AIDS patients that cannot afford care and medication as well as prevention programs in SF and LA.  It is a truly unique event that I love participating in and look forward to each year.  No injuries or soreness – and NO FLAT TIRES for the entire 545 miles!



TINA NOVAK, Software Consultant headed down near Buena Vista, CO this weekend and did a Full Moon Float down the Arizona River. Our friends are professional river guides and a group of about 30 of us got together and launched our rafts around 11pm and rafted through Class III rapids, path only lit by the full moon. It was beautiful, exhilarating, freezing, and epic all at the same time!


CHUAN HU from the China office reports It was a busy weekend.!  Day 1st Saturday was their Cycling day! Four of Chengdu ActiveXer, took the first trial ride of Active China Riding Club. Chuan transported his bike from Xi’an by train and LILY ZHANG, CRUSOE  XIA and PAUL LI just bought brand new mountain bikes. We decided to take a ride around Chengdu city just for some fun. Paul also brought his friend with us. That day she borrowed an old bike which hadn’t been touched in past 6 years! We kept riding as a group from the beginning to end. Still, we have a lot fun. Sometimes Paul was our leading rider with his friend’s ooooooooooooold bike.

From left to right: Paul, Chuan, Lily, YuHang , Crusoe.



Day 2nd (Sunday): Soccer day! vs. – one of the most famous hiring agencies in China. It wasn’t an easy game because their team was pretty strong. But we also got much, much stronger than before. The result was 5:5. This was ActiveX no. 7 passing two defenders using his right heel to kick the ball over their head.



We were so happy about the even result and so appreciated the hard work of our cheer team. Jean, GM of China office, also was there with us. Tom and Joey were our heroes. Tom scored 3 and made a penalty kick opportunity. Joey played as goal keeper in the last half of game and he saved at least 4!



ROBERT SUBKOW said the weekend that went to the dogs! In preparation for the 4th annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition in San Diego  coming up on Saturday June 20th, much practice was put in to prepare the pooches for hanging 10.   To prepare for this competition we did a loop around Mission Bay on Saturday morning with the dogs in the Kayak’s for balance strengthening.  I paddled while my 90 pound Golden enjoyed the sights, GREAT WORKOUT!  Then it was off to Coronado to test the surfing on Sunday morning.  After 2 hours of working with the dogs, I think we may be in a position to repeat as champions as the Golden Surf’ers take the beach by PAW on the 20th of June.



DOUG WELLS, Data Analyst in AMG, ran the Camp Pendleton Mud Run for the first time on 12 hours notice as a last minute replacement for a team. It was one of my favorite runs I have ever done, and am definitely going to pre-plan next year’s race. It only took one full box of q-tips post race to clean my ears.


TOBY GUILLETTE volunteered at the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run and helped hang glowsticks to mark the trail for the runners who were running through the night into the next day. I had a 12-mile section and had some great memories of last year when I did the race. Only 39 days until the Vermont 100 Endurance Run!


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