CHRISTIAN KLOCKARE, Business Systems Analyst about to do some serious snorkeling in the waters of Maui.
JIM GARFIELD (M&M) rode his bike along the Venice Beach Christmas run, chasing various Santa's, elv's and LA Tri Club members. The event raised thousand's of dollars for Harvest Home, a shelter for battered women with kids. A stunning weekend for a good cause.
RUSS MILHAM, Manager User Research decided to bring my bike with him to SD this week as an alternative to renting a car! So far, I’d only blasted in and out of SD on Active work and I hadn’t been in downtown SD for about 10 years and had never seen the outlying countryside. I did 3.25 hours this afternoon covering 40 mi through the downtown area and a goodly swath between the airport, up through Mission Hills, Kearny Mesa, and out to Sorrento Valley via Genesee, Miramar Rd, etc. Lots of good hill grinds and I was glad to have had my Garmin Edge GPS/Bike computer to keep me trending (more or less) in the right direction. I’ve attached some photos showing the process of unpacking the bike at the airport and getting it into portage configuration (to get me from the airport to the hotel) and then a final photo (IMAG01202.jpg) showing it as it sits now; striped down and ready for a week of work here in SD. Just to round out all my Weekend Warrior activity (assuming I understand correctly what it means to be a Weekend Warrior); I also did my customary 27 mile cycling loop on Saturday morning for a total of 67 miles this weekend.
Report from ERIC MA from Xi’an, China – 14 Active Employees – Karen Yang, Kelly Yang, Vivian Wang, Wesley Wang, Rui Zhang, Tony Chen, Eda Zhao, Paul Guo, Anson Zhao, Bruce Xu, Colin Li and Steven Xue, did couple of amazing things in a chilly winter day. A round 60K ride trip from the city to the S.W. Village at the foot of the Mt. Qinlin is amazing, no one fell behind and girls were pretty skillful, even it’s someone’s first ride. The cycling team is growing bigger! The hiking after the ride was crazy, since there’s no route on the mountain, but only a small trail made by the mud-rock flow, 6 of them did it, and they climbed 300m to the hill peak through a very steep slope. Going downhill was another pain. THEY ARE 250s!
AUSTIN BRAATEN, Account Executive ran the Jingle Bell 5k on Sunday morning with thousands of elves and Santa’s in rainy downtown Seattle.
JON BELMONTE and former Active-ite JULIE ORR just got back from Costa Rica. Activities included zip lining, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding through the jungle. Tons of wildlife, as expected. Great trip all around…highly recommended to all.
EMILY JOLLER & MARGARET PATRICK completed the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon on Sunday. The times weren’t the only thing blazing…it reached a scorching 82 degrees during the run. Emily was the 2nd OVERALL FEMALE!!! Margaret had a good run and still managed to PR by 7 minutes after going into survival mode at mile 10. Overall it was a great event and beautiful area.
PAUL MCCLURE, Account Manager did the Tinsel Triathlon on Sunday and finished with a personal best of 1:15:50. Maybe it was the bike – Thanks Mazza. The weather was just perfect for the event this year.
MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) returned to the ice last night, playing for the offensively challenged Sentinels. We lost to Gang Green 8-1, but we do seem to be getting better, getting outshot 36-12 (yes, that’s an improvement). Matt did get the assist on the only goal of the evening by harnessing his inner NHL ‘94 for the Sega Genesis. He carried the puck all the way up the right side of the ice and when he was about parallel to the goal, he centered it right in front of the goal for the score. (This is how you score in NHL ‘94). Hopefully next week’s game will be closer!