MICHELE CREPEAU had a great time hiking in Sedona and in Phoenix, AZ on Camelback Mtn.
RODNEY VAN WINCKEL from the Pleasanton, CA office, with his 16 year old girls volleyball team at the California Kickoff volleyball tournament. California Kickoff is a 500 team tournament over two weekends that runs on Active's ClubSpaces software. The girls fought back from a 21-24 deficit in game 1 of the division final to win it 26-24, 25-17 and collect these tshirts as a prize at the end of the 2 day tournament.
MIKE MACDONALD reports he and JENNI MILLER, JENNIFER ROMINE (along with my better half and other friends) hiked to the peak of Iron Mountain in Poway on Saturday. My GPS showed that we hiked 5.1 miles (1050 ft of elevation gain) in around 1 hour 50 minutes. The gorgeous weather made for a beautiful 360 degree view at the peak.
MIKE REILLY on Saturday morning worked the Stephen Strasburg 5K at San Diego State University benefitting the Aztec baseball team. Stephen the 100 MPH hurler for the Washington Nationals ran the 5K with everyone. The best part was seeing Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn there after going thru 8 weeks of chemo battling lymph node cancer.
PAUL MCCLURE, Account Manager also supported his alumni of SDSU on Saturday morning by running in the Stephen Strasburg 5K with Tony Gwynn event. It was cool to see Stephen Strasburg start and run in his own event. I had a good run and finished with a time of 24:13.
BURT REPINE, Software Engineer in San Diego did his version of “A San Diego Wintertime Bicycling Trifecta”:
Saturday: 1.5 hr. sunset mountain bike ride of La Costa Canyon
Sunday: ~50 road ride with the Active/X crew
Monday: single-speed cyclocross commute to work
AUSTIN BRAATEN participated in the Stinky Spoke bike ride at Red Hook Brewery in Redmond, WA facing the weather for a muddy bike ride.
JEANNIE FREIS, Associate Product Manager, Boulder/RegOnline and her kids spent Sunday afternoon ice skating with friends at the Louisville, CO Ice Rink. My son told me he’s too big for the double blade skates now because he’s almost 6 ½.
JAMIE HAAF, Consultant took part in the 7th annual Chilly Chase 10 km on Sunday. Despite the pouring rain it was a great run through Langley and I took 3 min off my personal best time to finish 4th in my age category!
ANTHONY VALENTINO, Account Executive – Higher Education, spent the weekend snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and backcountry snowboarding (all for the first time) in the Sierra Nevada and White Mountain ranges. The weather was ideal and there was plenty of snow.
RUSHALLA DUNKINSELL and KRISTI GARCIA from the Sacramento Office did some Zumba dancing for Habitat for Humanity. This is the first volunteer event for our office.
JIM GARFIELD (M&M) raced the Venice 13.1 Half Marathon. Yes, the 5 mins per mile was just a dream, but it was a fast flat course down Venice beach then Venice Blvd. Interesting promotion from Karue shoes…if you beat the bear in the race…you won a pair of shoes! Ringer bear!!! The bear chickened out and ran the 5k …in 5 min miles!!!!
TOBY GUILLETTE, Social Media Specialist in San Diego, reached the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, on Saturday via the mountaineer's route. Conditions and preparation came together for our multi-day winter expedition, which was years in the making after several failed attempts in past seasons. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” -Sir Edmund Hillary
VALERIE PRESTIDGE (Technical Account Manager) & 3 girl friends went for a hike on another 75 & sunny day in San Diego. Plan was to hike Devil’s Punchbowl but due to time restrictions we hiked Mount Woodson which coincided well with this weekend’s theme, HILLS!! We gained 1200 ft in 1.8 miles ...we like to climb, yes we do! VALERIE THIS MIGHT BE THE COOLEST PHOTO EVER SUBMITTED TO WW WITH YOU 3 SITTING ON THE ROCK EDGE. WOW VERY COOL!!
Once upon a time… four lovely ladies from Active went for a bike ride through the hills of San Diego County… LIZ HARRELL (Director - Project Management), VALERIE PRESTIDGE (Technical Account Manager), SHANNON TURNER STEWERT (Sales Manager, Endurance and Sports) and KAT KEIVENS (Online Account Coordinator) and spent a good portion of their Saturday back in the saddle again. 56 miles and 5,053 ft of total climbing made for a very challenging day.
Demian Dorrance, Sr. Systems Engineer, San Diego
Started training for the upcoming Gran Fondo century ride by taking my Son on a bike ride up the San Diego Coast. We planned on a 20-25 mile route, but felt good and extended our ride to 44 miles. After a quick rest, I headed out later that day on a 5 mile run through Los Penasquitos Canyon to complete my first big Active weekend of the new year.