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DANAE BROOKER and 10 year old son and I completed a 30 mile hill ride through Escondido, CA on Sunday. Winds and all...

 

JAIME YOUNG, Account Manager and family ran the O’Niantic Wee Mile in CT with our two girls (ages 3 & 4). Fun for all!

 

DEMIAN DORRANCE, Sr. Systems Engineer, IT, San Diego.  Continued training with my son on Saturday for the upcoming Gran Fondo Colnago San Diego.  We completed our biggest training ride ever, going on a 72 mile bike tour that took us from San Diego up the coast, an inland loop around Encinitas, north to Oceanside Harbor and Camp Pendleton, and back again.  Too exhausted to turn this one into a "brick" workout with a post ride run, I still decided to celebrate our success with a 2.6 mile cool down walk when we made it home.demian.jpg

 

JOEL MUNT, Blue Bear Technical Analyst had his second MMA fight, this time at 4th & B. I walked away with the win against a heavily favored opponent. I won by second round submission to increase my record to 2-0. My next fight will hopefully be in June. Here is a picture of the finish (me in red). I couldn’t find any clear pictures that looked any less violent so if this is not in the spirit of Weekend Warrior then feel free to just scrap the picture all together. DUDE YOU'RE AN ANIMAL! Mike

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JOHN COYNE, Search Engine Marketing Manager participated in the Super Seal international distance triathlon at Silver Strand State beach in Coronado, CA this weekend. Had a great time though next time I will remember to put suntan lotion on my shoulders.

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ANDY REILLY, Sport Sales Endurance was the head announcer at the Super Seal triathlon in Coronado, CA this weekend and had his Sherpa and assistant MIKE REILLY taking orders.  I’ve got a feeling I may get out bid by the kid for announcing services.

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JIM GARFIELD (M&M) joined Ashley Aurell of Skechers and thousands of others in the 26th annual Augura “Great race” 5k run. Despite the cancellation of the half marathon the event drew a huge crowd…and a one of the largest blow up villages I’ve ever seen!

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MICHAEL O’BRIEN Desktop Manager ran the Running To Beat the Blues 5K in Nashville, TN this past Saturday.  One is of me crossing the finish line and the other is of me and my wife after the race.  It’s my 2nd ever 5K, I finished in 31:42, 9th in my age division (40-44), and 189th overall out of 367 runners and the run is held every year to promote good mental health/wellness.

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JANE MARSHALL, Sales Exec did a fun 10 mile hike on snowshoes near Crested Butte, CO. It was a beautiful, blue-sky Colorado day with a white blanket of fresh fluffy snow covering everything. Great weekend!

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MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) spent 14 hours doing yoga this week, including 3 hours of arm balancing.  Yes, his arms are tired.  Fortunately there was also 4 hours of restorative to go along with that.  After his final class of the weekend, he made his return from a sprained ankle to Sentinels hockey , which started last week.  It's playoff time and we could not have been any more timely in picking up our first win in four months last week.  So yesterday … we officially began our first winning streak of the season!  Our team won 2-1 in overtime.  After getting off to a TERRIBLE start, with two penalties within a minute of the game start and an early 1-0 deficit.  But we equalized in the second period on MY FIRST GOAL EVER.    And then we hung on despite getting out shot almost 2-1 long enough to get the game winner in OT.  PS, Go Butler!

 

KAREN HARDY & CHRISTINA HANSON participated in the Seal Sprint triathlon on Coronado yesterday.  It was a great race and especially fun hearing a familiar voice with Active’s Andy Reilly announcing and the free beer garden afterwards!

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ALAN DEICAS from San Diego office (2nd from the right in green cap) and some friends swam from La Jolla Shores to the Cove and back at dusk. Though most dangerous at dusk for shark attacks, we had dolphins and baby seals escorting us the whole way to keep us safe.

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The Sacramento office had two representatives for the nutrition fitness 5k in Elk Grove, CA. ZAHEEN BUKSH & KRISTI GARCIA.  We ran on behalf of Zaheem's friend from high school who decided to start his non-profit to benefit childhood obesity.  Here's the founder's story: "My name is Teddy Herrera, I am 24 years old, from Elk Grove, CA and I am riding my bicycle 11,000-miles on behalf of Across America for Childhood Obesity. I started my journey June 5, 2010, with 36 dollars and no prior training, to raise awareness for childhood obesity to children everywhere! What began as a normal visit to my grandmother's home changed my life forever. I asked my 12-year-old cousins to play baseball outside on a beautiful spring California day. They looked at me with a blank stare that came from watching hours of television and dismissed the idea with a quick shake of the head. At that moment, I realized the negative role technology was playing in the lives of not only my cousins, but in the lives of millions of children across America. The next day I founded my organization, Across America for Childhood Obesity (AAforCO), and began coordinating a 11,000-mile bike ride across the nation. On this journey I will have traveled to 21 major cities inspiring our youth to actively chase their dreams, not only about obesity, but life in general."  http://acrossamericaforchildhoodobesity.wordpress.com/

THANKS FOR SHARING THIS KRISTI, Mike

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SIJEN OLTHOF, Implementation Team Lead. Active Bothell was busy this weekend with the CanDo5K10K race that benefits children with special needs.  THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event a success.  Vendor Booth: Austin Braaten, Brian Topor, Leah Pardini, Meghan Swirski, Natassia Zabel, and Zac Panther. Water Station: Camarin Flores, Francesca, Keith Baltazar, Scott Baisch, Simon Wang, Stephen Branstetter, and Vince Cotroneo.  Runner: Shane Whitehurst.  (I think I got everyone, but if I missed anyone, THANK YOU)

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ERIC MA (Market Analyst, M+M) Reported from Xi'an, China - On Saturday, he ran a 12K cross-country Hash Run with HHH group, it started from 3km away from the Qinlin Mt., all runners shoes were wet through right after started, since the course was along a rice field, it was an well designed race combined mud, cross creek, climbing and downhill. He felt great ever since it's his first time to run in the mountain and especially run with cold water in the shoes after crossed the stream 3 times!  On Sunday, 13 ActiveXers, Colin Li (IT), Karen Yang (CRM), Eda Zhao (IT), Steven Xue (IT), Kelly Yang (IT), Jimmie Jiang (BA), Rui Zhang (Class), Jason Qu (IT), Wesley Wang (ACR) and he spent a great ride day to Dayu Valley, totally 52.5 miles including 6 miles uphill and 5 miles downhill. Definitely an exhausting day spending 6 hours on bike, but all the fatigue disappeared when lying on the bed and recalling what have been challenged. It’s the first team ride this year and it was epic! The weather changed their original XLove ride plan, which was riding to the mountain and pick up the trash thrown by tourists, but it’s now on the team’s next ride schedule.

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Payam Kavousian, Integration Analyst along with RYAN LYSTER (both from Burnaby) were out getting some spring powder in the backcountry BC interior mountains. We accessed this area using snowmobiles and would shuttle down a snowmobile and double up to ski and snowboard back down. There was over a foot of fresh snow and no one else around. We managed to get in 7 epic runs, possibly the best 7 runs of the season. This is what the winter in BC is all about!

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TOBY GUILLETTE (4th place overall) and TODD PREECE (6th place overall) ran the Gut Check King-of-the-Hill Iron Mountain 9-Miler in San Diego this weekend.  Both walked away with the coveted "flying eagle" trophy for placing 3rd in their respective "Whipper Snapper" and "Old Fogey" age divisions.  It was a great event with cold and drizzly weather, multiple creek crossings, mud bogs, boulder scrambles and a total of 1,900 feet of climbing.

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