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A FIRST! MICHAEL PRODER,  Project Manager on the Foundations Team, completed his FIRST TRIATHLON at the Mission Bay Tri in San Diego on Sunday, with the support of his family and Active friends who were all VERY vocal at the event.  He’s looking forward to more to come.

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JASON KARLS, UX Lead ActiveWorks Endurance Raced in the Starbucks Gran Prix Cat 4 men Cyclocross event at King County’s Five Mile Lake Park.  This is an annual partnership with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). !!SUNDAY - SUNDAY - SUNDAY!! Quick. Messy. Fun.

No crashes. No de-railings - sweet!  Notes to self: Need new tires. Not coming in last anymore is a good feeling! Desire to upgrade machine - step away from the raleigh tent... Should probably drop the water cage and back light.

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KAT KEIVENS, Online Account Coordinator San Diego, raced this weekend in the Mission Bay Triathlon along with numerous other Active employees.  She finished with a time of 1:16:24 and 5th in age group.  Thank you to all my family and friends that came out and supported.  A big shout out to my family, Jen Kuhney, Gigi Blaikie, and Chris Blaikie for completing their first Triathlon!

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On Saturday, TREY GORMAN, CHUCK LANGDON, KYLE ROSE, and TIM SEGRAVES, Reg Online completed their first century ride with a trip from Boulder to Estes Park.  The fall colors were close to peak and the weather was near perfect.  It was a long day on the bike but the ride went very smooth considering 100 miles and almost 9000 vertical feet. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/51426727

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HEATHER LEVINE, Project Coordinator ran the Urban Cow Half-Marathon yesterday, October 3, my first half-marathon!  I have been training for it since May with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training of Sacramento.  We raised over $80,000 for LLS!  Being that this is my first half-marathon and I am a slow runner/walker, I finished in 3:30 with an average pace of 16 minute mile.  My goal was just to finish and not keel over so I am extremely happy with the results!  It felt great doing my first half-marathon and now I am looking for my next challenge.  Two pictures attached:  racepic.jpg is a picture of me and my fiancée (he ran with me the whole time and provide me with lots of sports beans).  The 2nd picture (racepic4.jpg) is of me, my brother, and best friend (my personal cheering section).

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MATTHEW HENRY (Interaction Designer, Bothell, WA) had a busy weekend that started early morning on Saturday standing on a street corner near Golden Gardens.  He passed out water and Gatorade to the participants of Team in Training’s winter season.  This was immediately followed by a tough hour of power yoga.  In team sports, he accounted for 25% of the Incredible’s scoring in ultimate Frisbee.  Unfortunately, his team was demolished 15-4.  He also played in his first ever hockey game on Sunday night, playing forward for the Sentinels in the Greater Seattle Hockey League.  The Sentinels defended last season’s league title, 3-2.  He didn’t score himself, but had a few good chances.  Maybe next game he’ll have more confidence when it comes to jamming his stick five hole to reach a loose puck directly underneath the goalie.  And yes, he plays forward just like you were supposed to in NHL ‘94.  In other news, please contact him if you will be at the Chicago Marathon next week.  He’ll be looking for Active runners at the race! 


BRENDA SEIDER & MICHELE CREPEAU ran the Hamptons Half Marathon in East Hampton, NY.  Conditions were perfect!  Shot attached from post race R & R.

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BRIAN PORTER this is the first time sending you one of these. I participated in a modest event on the weekend. The 5K “Brewskidaddle” which (as its name implies) is beer and running, though not necessarily in that order. We ran through beautiful Stanley Park here in Vancouver, and along part of the seawall under spectacular weather.

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LaVADA TAYLOR, Senior Account Manager with her husband and took a weekend trip to Ouray, Colorado.  We went on some four wheel drive trails and hiked around Yankee Boy Mine.

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JIM GARFIELD (M&M) borrowed some great kids and a super dog named Scout and ran in the Mutt Mile at the Coastwise mile in La Jolla Cove this past weekend. This weekend a number of Active Network folks participated in the Coastwise Mile and 5K in La Jolla. Great relaxed and fun event for all fitness levels. A ton of categories including mutt run, baby jogger, baby crawling and kid’s dash as well as elite runner categories. Group photo with JON BELMONTE (and kids) did 5K, ASHLEY PASCALL (elite women’s mile), TINA WILMOTT (baby jogger) and LARKIN GEYER (elite women’s mile ran a 5:15).

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Active had an excellent turnout for the Mission Bay Triathlon on Sunday!  The weather couldn’t have been better… cool and cloudy plus hardly any wind on Fiesta Island.  Everyone had a great time and some of our peeps turned in top-10 age group performances.  Congrats to all!

From l to r:  Amber Martin; Mike MacDonald; Marc Villanueva; Erin Lang; Jeremy Spitzberg; Christina Hanson; Emily Chan-Norris; Jon Christopher; Jinna Felton; Anthony Valentino; Liz Harrell; Paul McLure; Tawnya Bordalo; Chris Hemphill; Kat Keivens; Jim Sola.

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MIKE MACDONALD, Web UI Developer did his 3rd annual Mission Bay Triathlon.  My time of 1:07:49 was 3 minutes better than my time previous PR.  It was an absolute BLAST having a bunch of the Active crew out there finally...like a mini-Solana Beach Tri!

 

PAUL MCLURE, Account Manager had a great time doing the Mission Bay Triathlon (my first Mission Bay Tri) on Sunday. As always it is great to show up and see the Active crew and have the support throughout the race.  I finished with a time of 1:21:49 and look forward to doing the event again next year.

 

GISELLE DOMDOM (Media + Marketing) did the Mission Bay Tri as part of a relay team. My boyfriend and his buddy held down the swim and bike legs while I brought us home on the run.  We all had so much fun, and it was great to see so many Active faces on the course!

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EMILY CHAN-NORRIS, Account Mgr ActiveTrainer did the Mission Bay Triathlon on Sunday and had a blast! It was my first time doing this race and I highly recommend it. The weather was overcast, the water temperature was perfect, the course was enjoyable, and it was great to see so many Active participants and spectators out there. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

ANTHONY VALENTINO, Account Executive (Communities – Higher Education), joined many other San Diego based employees at the Mission Bay Triathlon.  Despite an exquisite display of the dog paddle during the swim, I still finished pretty decent for my second tri (17th out of 149 men ages 35-40).  As always, the best part was sharing the experience with all my Active friends that were there competing and/or supporting.  Great job Team!

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ERIN LANG did the Mission Bay Triathlon this weekend along with about 15 other employees from Active.  It was a fun course and I felt a lot more comfortable and better paced during the race than during Solana (my first tri).  Attached is a post race pic of myself with a couple of other morning Active Xers, Jinna Felton and Christina Hanson.

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ERIC OLSON GM, RegOnoline – ran the Boulder Half Marathon on Sunday, using every ounce of leg strength he had left after last week’s 70.3. I ran the race with a few guys from a non-profit I work with called The AIR Foundation, which uses endurance sports to increase the effectiveness of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It was a beautiful Boulder day and a wonderful 13.5 (the course was a bit long) miles. All the guys from the program finished strong, and I limped across the finish with two of them in around 1:52:00.

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On Sunday, JASON BROUGHTON and CHRIS GIELOW (ActiveWorks UX) completed the 25th annual Tour de Poway. The 100 mile ride beat Chris' personal record by 38 miles. We were both surprised to finish strong with a ride time of only 6 hours. Hearing passing traffic yell "Go Active!" was awesome!

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ALEX AFANDI had the privilege of working the LA triathlon produced by Pacific Sports. The event was very successful and everything went smoothly. Friday night, I had the pleasure of meeting a few Professional Triathlete and have nice conversation with the world champions... Very inspiring weekend.

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