STEPHANY CAVATONI managed her first 5K event this Sunday. The Willett Elementary Fun Run was a huge success with over 200 runners who completed the 1/4 mile run, 1 mile run and 5K run, and raised lots of money for the PTA. Active.com was featured prominently on the back of all the shirts (thanks Greg S for all the race bag samples!) and the best part was seeing Stella Cardenas (Stephany's daughter) finish third overall in the 1/4 mile run!
RYAN WOOD, online editor in San Diego, ran the Long Beach Half Marathon on Sunday. My first half finished up in 2:01:33 with a couple of dead legs. It was a very fun race, the community is really supportive and the conditions were perfect, if not a little chilly.
JENNI MILLER, Account Manager ran her first full marathon, Long Beach International. It was such an awesome experience... and I now understand the saying, "the race starts at mile 20," Wow! The coolest part about having done this was that before working at Active a marathon wasn't even on my radar and when I started at Active it was always a very far off thought that maybe someday I could do one... I can't believe I actually did!
KAT KEIVENS, Online Account Coordinator in San Diego, biked 150 miles for the MS society this weekend. It was my first century ride and I couldn’t have picked a more challenging one to do. Despite the wet conditions, the experience and overall camaraderie from team Rehab United were well worth it! It was a fun ride for a great cause!
GISELLE DOMDOM ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. It was a beautiful course with great volunteers, crowd support and spirit. I was pleasantly surprised with a few shouts of “Go Active!” along the course and even ran into a fellow Active employee at Mile 10.5. From the Ghirardelli Chocolate Mile at Mile 12 to the Tiffany & Co. necklace (in lieu of a finisher’s medal) awarded by firemen in tuxedos, this was definitely a race to remember!
BRITTANY BOWELS, Project Manager was part of The Boob- Inators, a group of 14 walked with 20,000+ strong, 4 miles through Balboa Park and down the 163 at the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk Sunday morning, October 17, 2010 in San Diego, CA. LOVE THE NAME!
MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) - had a big weekend in what not to do in sports. On Saturday morning he put in a two hour run in with Team in Training, only to be yelled at by a coach for running a little too much six days after a marathon. The highlight of the weekend came Sunday afternoon playing ultimate Frisbee when he ran his face into someone’s fist (and then was called for a foul). No matter, his incredible team powered back from a 8-3 deficit to beat the Unbreakable’s, 15-13 for their first victory of the season. And finally he ended his weekend on Sunday night, with his Sentinels hockey team winning 2-0.
KRISTI GARCIA, Voice Engineer was happy to finish the Nike marathon in SF yesterday. It was a fun but challenging race due to the rain and the hills! Overall, I enjoyed the race and excited to be done!!!!
On Sunday DAMON MATHEWS, Sr Web Designer performed a Footbag Freestyle demo at the Tony Hawk Shred 4 Kids event in Beverly Hills. This was a charity event to raise money to build a skate park in Long Beach for under privileged kids. There were tons of vendors, athletes from skateboarding and MMA, celebrities including Patrick Dempsey, a live performance by Jane's Addiciton and Half Pipe entertainment provided by Tony Hawk and Matt Hoffman. There was also a live auction that rasied well over 100k to benefit the kid's new skate park. Our Footbag Freestyle group consisted of #2 World Footbag Champion David Clavens, #1 in Europe and 10 time Freestyle Champion Honza Weber from Czech Republic, and newly inducted BAP member Evan "Silencer" Gatesman. This was an opportunity to reach kids with a new and exciting sport of Footbag Freestyle. It was a huge success for skateboarding and Footbag.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT9Tq_nSFjk - Footbag Demo @ Tony Hawk Shred 2010 part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB9-XWQ4mYI - Footbag Demo @ Tony Hawk Shred 2010 part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIl92wDRxss - The half pipe featuring Tony Hawk & Matt Hoffman
ARACELI DAGDAGAN, Marketing Manager and her family participated in the Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure family 5K run in Temecula and my son – Nico – 4yr. old ran his first kids run – ¼ mile he did great and can’t wait for his next run. I think we have a future runner in the making. J\
JESSICA WEXLER, Sr Business Analyst (Active Works Sr. Business Analyst) went on a long slow uphill (then long fast downhill) trail ride in the mountains of Ojai Saturday.