JENNI MILLER reports that she and JENNIFER ROMINE, TAMMI SCHMIDT & JENNA CHABOT all ran the Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon. The course was absolutely awesome, sending us up and down the strip (completely flat!!). They even had a wedding ceremony available to couples at mile 3, so there were a ton of brides and grooms on the course, fully decked out! And of course with Vegas there was no shortage of crazy sightings... Tammi saw a guy running the race dressed as a Chip N Dale's dancer and after the race we ran into Dan Evans from last season's Biggest Loser! The only tough part of the race was the temperature... at mile 8 a sign said it was 38 degrees out (eek!). One final thing I wanted to point out was that this was Jennifer Romine's first ever Half Marathon and she finished strong, coming in at just over 2:13. Jenna beat Jennifer by seconds and Tammi rocked it finishing at 2:30. I think we will all be doing this race again next year!!!!
I can't tell what those cans are in your hands but we can guess!
LEIGH-ANNE FRANKLIN, a technical writer on the Foundations team, took advantage of the first sunny weekend in months—at least here in the Lower Mainland of B.C.-- and hiked up to Cascade Falls.
Active Chengdu, China office warriors CRUSOE XIA, JEX CHEN Foundations team went out for a one-day long ride. We joined a local team for Great Lion Lake which is not very far away from Chengdu. This travel has 63 miles level road and 16 miles mountain road. This ride was not only requiring good endurance, but also guts and swimming skill.
MICHAEL STRICKLAND, Senior Copy Writer just went scuba diving to San Clemente Island (65+ miles offshore San Diego) last weekend, and wasn't sure if that would qualify (since it's non-competitive).... I'm attaching a photo that I shot out there. Sure it does Michael.
TOBY GUILLETTE, Social Media Specialist in San Diego, raced the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K National Championship in San Francisco on Saturday in 6:18 and immediately flew to Las Vegas to run the Vegas Marathon in 4:08 on Sunday morning. The back-to-back long distances made Sunday's race a difficult and rewarding way to end the 2009 season! TOBY WE LOVE YA BUT I DON’T KNOW IF YOUR ELEVATOR MAKES IT TO THE TOP FLOOR!