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Winter Warriors

Posted by Active Toby on Mar 1, 2010 1:17:04 PM

Jeannie Freis (Associate Product Manager, RegOnline) found some good bump skiing and powder on Eldora’s backside.


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Jake Cooney While I wasn't actively participating in it other than drinking Canadian beers (sidenote: I did a 15 mile training run yesterday), I had the opportunity of attending the short track speed skating finals.  It was by far the coolest sporting event I've ever attended and a very exciting event to see live. Unfortunately Apolo was robbed of the silver but at least we got a silver in women's and a bronze in the men's relay.




Matthew Henry (Interaction Designer on Foundation in Bothell) filled his weekend with endurance and athletic activities.  He started his Saturday morning with an hour long run with Team in Training around Seward Park, preparing for the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon.  Immediately following, he endured 13 hours watching Avatar, Up in the Air, Precious, The Blind Side and Inglorious Basterds without falling asleep once.  (It doesn’t have to be an athletic event to be an endurance event!!)  Finally on Sunday morning, he showed up at the Granite Curling Club behind 150 people looking to try curling.   Curling’s actually harder than it looks.  For anyone with yoga experience, imagine half-pigeoning across the ice.  At the end, the junior national champions showed up to make all the newbies feel extra bad. 


Let me know if you’re interested in an ActiveX curling team.  Leagues start in April!!!




We rode in the Chilly Hilly this weekend here in Seattle.  A beautiful day for a bike ride and 2,675 feet of Hilly climbing!


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In photo (JASON KARLS, UX Design Lead; SIJEN OLTHOF, Sr. Implementation Analyst; Nicole Wilde, Business Analyst) BOTHELL OFFICE.


ANDY GEORGE and his daughter AVA from the San Diego had an adventuress snowy weekend. Their group weathered over a foot of new snow in less than 18 hours at a remote YMCA Adventure Guide camp located in the southern California mountains.



Larry Andruetti and Stephen Matsuba were Olympic weekend Warriors.  On Saturday, they went to the Gold Medal Men's Curling game that saw Canada's Kevin Martin rink win Gold. Then they went to see the Bronze Medal Hockey game between Finland and Slovakia.  Finland won the Bronze.


Then on Sunday, they went to see the Gold Medal Men's Hockey game between Canada and the USA. The overtime goal scored by Canada's Sidney Crosby is now one of the greatest goals in Canadian hockey history (sorry, USA).


After the game, Larry went to watch the closing ceremony and Stephen went to view the Olympic Cauldron and celebrate with 100,000 other people in Vancouver's downtown core.


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Rebecca Zent, New Account Specialist, did a two mile run with my dog  in our open space. I also did lunges half way around the .5 mi loop and  squats on the half of loop.


Alex Afandi volunteered at the Catalina Half  Marathon. My assignment was to annouce the finishers throughtout the  race and the race winners at the end of it. The boat ride to Catalina on  Saturday morning was extremely bumpy so I also did some first aide  assists with folks who were getting sea-sick.


Toby Guillette, Social Media Specialist in San Diego, took on a 23-mile portion of the Pacific Crest Trail for a trail run that climbed for the first 18 miles on a beautiful SoCal Sunday


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