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Diamond Ring and Helmet Cam

Posted by IMVoice on May 17, 2010 12:32:11 PM

JULIE HALLADAY, Conversion Manager for Educate and her fiancé participated in the Charles Koll Diamond Dash in Balboa Park in San Diego. It was a high tech scavenger hunt played solely through text message and an iPhone app that lead us all around the park where we had to answer questions through out various locations to receive points for every correct answer. The grand prize was a 15k diamond ring. We were selected to participate (along with 1,000 other people!!) after submitting our story about our stolen engagement ring situation. We ran, biked and razor scooted all over that place and even had to belt out “Love Shack” in order to receive a clue. Unfortunately, the iPhone really let us down yesterday and the battery died after 2 hours leaving us out of the running for the ring.  Overall a great time with the fiancé and got some great exercise covering a lot of ground from the Zoo to the Prado to Sefton Plaza to the World Beat Center and so on! I think I’ve figured out the perfect strategy to win….so next year, it’s on! J


ANDY BUCHANAN, Technical Sales Engineer from the Bothell Office played in a USSSA Church Men’s Softball Tournament on Saturday.  Starting at 9 a.m. we went on to play 6 games over the course of the next 12 hours and ended up finishing 2nd out of 10 teams.  We ended up losing the championship game in the bottom of the last inning.  Couldn’t have asked for better weather in the Northwest – it was sunny all day around 75 degrees.


JIM GARFIELD (M&M) WITH HIS HELMET CAM joined local throngs in competing in the Encinitas Triathlon this past weekend.  Cheered on by Active’s own MIKE REILLY, who shared M.C. duties with renowned past professional Greg Welch, Jim set a…smoldering pace. Using the GOPRO video system, Jim was able to capture a fair bit of the race on headcam.  The link below should lead you to the 4 min piece which is very cool but got cut off at the beginning of the bike.



CHRISTINE ALBERGA participated in the Encinitas Triathlon with a friend who was doing her first ever triathlon.  The Alberga kids and Dad were watching Mommy do her thing.


DEMIAN DORRANCE, Sr. Systems Engineer, San Diego - Water, water, and more water… On Saturday my son and I kicked off our tri training for the Solana Beach Triathlon with Arch Fuston and the ActiveX crew at Glorietta Bay in Coronado where we had a good training swim in the bay and a nice 14 mile bike ride. We took Mike Reilly’s advice, and tacked on a short run after the bike to start getting our legs used to the transition of running after every bike ride. Later that day it was back into the water to start teaching my daughter some basic swim strokes since she might try out for a local swim team.

On Sunday morning our whole family headed for La Jolla Shores, where my son and I met up with Active’s own Alex Afandi for a much needed offshore swim lesson. A half dozen shore starts improved our surf entry, and a swim out from shore with tips from Alex gave us good ideas to work on.  Alex is a very experienced ocean lifeguard, and is available for group lessons as part of his fundraising campaign for the ActiveX Charity Challenge.



On Saturday, SIJEN OLTHOF, SUSAN DOAN (& SON TREVOR), MICHAEL MOTT, NICK BATTAGLIA, and PAUL HOMER of the Bothell office represented Active at the 5th Annual UW Bothell 5k Run-Walk.  We provided encouragement along the course as marshals and enjoyed the scenic campus of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College.”



LYNN JAZMIN, Business Analyst ran/walked the Coronado Bay Bridge on Sunday.  It was good times with great friends and great views.  This was my second year doing it, being 7 months pregnant and pushing a 2 year old the first year.  So I ditched the sitter again this year and decided to run with the kiddies.  I always thought those ladies with the double jogging strollers were crazy but this year I was one of them!  “Watch out, momma’s coming through!”



JAKE COONEY did the Windermere Marathon in Spokane.  This was my 4th marathon and (by far) a personal worst.  I didn’t feel worthy of wearing the Active singlet.  But I did finish despite just about everything ceasing up.  This time I was a little too focused on filming movies with co-workers rather than training.  I’m doing the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll in 6 weeks and my goal is to qualify for Boston.  Time to ramp up the training!


It was a VERY Active weekend for my daughter Natasha and me (LIZ HARRELL, Director, Project Management – San Diego)

Saturday morning was a Swim/Bike brick workout with the ActiveX crew that’s training for the Solana Beach Tri.  Pic is of Natasha “capping” fellow Xers before the swim. 

Sunday we ran across the Coronado Bridge with Active peeps and a close friend of mine (Violet – in the pink top).  Violet started running just a few months ago using the Couch to 5K Program.

Active Peeps in San Diego - Jessica Wexler (Sr. Business Analyst), Jamie Williams (Data Warehouse Architect), Kat Keivens (Online Account Coordinator)

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