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STEVE MAZZA, Sales Account Executive San Diego spent a few days mountain biking Slickrock near Moab, Utah - a Mountain bikers paradise for sure - and camping/ hiking in Arches and Zion Nat'l Parks.

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April Desch -Client Application Specialist Senior, Payment Gateway Support Fellowship Technologies,Part of The Active Network, Inc. and LAUREN ORY with husbands went for a great ride with our new bikes purchased with the Employee Bike Purchase Program!  NOW THAT IS HOW TO USE THE EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PROGRAM, WAY TO GO APRIL.  Mike

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Heather Levine (Project Coordinator –Sacramento):  I did the Urban Cow Half-Marathon on Sunday with my friend Mandy (her first half!) and my fiancé, Ian.  It was a great run, and I shaved 20 minutes off my time for a PR of 3:10!  I was in a state of disbelief when we rounded the corner at mile 13 and I saw the clock.  Thisi s a very fun race with a small town feel.  Lots of great volunteers.  The weather was great, and the course took us all around Land Park (nice Sacramento neighborhood), the American River, Downtown (we ran bythe mall, but only did some window shopping), and Old Sacramento.  Here is a picture of us at the finish line – the medal was a real cowbell. 

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INGRID CLARKE-PITT, Systems Administrator I.  Yesterday she participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC 5K  Run for the Cure. This is a cause that I have supported since my mom died 10 years ago of cancer.  This year Canadians raised over $30 million. The funds raised support the Foundation’s vision of creating a future without  breast cancer.  My 16 year old son participated with me this year.

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AARON WALDMAN, Software Developer/Membership from the San Diego office completed the Mission Bay Triathlon and was able to get anew PR 1:20:08. This was a fun course and it was great to see the Active family out there, along with my brother in law Rob Pizzurro getting back at it!

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BRIAN ENGE, VP Revenue Growth joined several Active teammates for the Mission Bay Triathlon in San Diego.  “Getting on ActiveX on the podium always makes me feel like I’m making Arch proud”  DON’T LET HIM GIVE YOU A HARD TIME ARCH HE USUALLY BUYS HIS WAY ONTO THE PODIUM! Mike

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ERIC OLSON, GM SMB Events, raced Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3 this weekend. Flooding rains forced the race directors to cancel the swim and made an already very technical bike course even scarier,but the sun peaked out for a while on Sunday and it was a good event in my home state. I was happy with my effort and got to spend some quality time with mom (pictured here) and enjoy some of the fall colors.

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From the Boulder office, Jeannie Freis,Whitney Montoya, and friend Kelly Feagans ran the Skirt Chaser 5k at Broncos Stadium/Invesco Field.  The women started first in a sea of skirts, and the men followed with a delayed 3 minute start (hence the name "skirtchaser").  Stickers for singles were distributed with race bibs, and shirtless men ran with their phone numbers written on their backs, and one woman made a QR code with her contact info taped to her back...all in all,a very entertaining event.

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MEGAN SWIRSKI, Client Support Supervisor this weekend participated in the 2011 Hell Run in Carnation, WA.  Notorious for the signature HR capes and all out obstacle course, the 3.25 mile run takes youthrough mud pit after mud pit, through frigid river waters and fire pits, and under and over barbed wire; basically to hell and back. It was a balmy 54 degrees, perfect for the run.  A great way to spend Saturdayafternoon! 

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MICHELLE NIKOLAYEVSKY, Product Specialist inthe Boulder office, ran the Denver Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday.We ran the 5k course first, and then walked it a second time with a bunch of friends and family. The Denver race is one of the largest Race For the Cure’s in the country, and was such an inspirational and motivating event. Glad we participated!  This picture was taken post race, (I’m in the Active shirt) with my future sister in law. We somehow managed to score some cool pink sunglasses for the cause!

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KAREN HARDY & CHRISTINA HANSON, played and had fun doing the Mission Bay Triathlon (which by the way is where Triathlon started in the 70’s) with all their fellow Active team members.

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MEGAN LAVINE, Corporate Communications Manager, wasn’t a huge fan of running but dreamt of one day running (notwalking) a 5K. In comes the Active.com Couch-to-5K app. Megan is happy to report that she has completed Week 3, Day 2 and is feeling great!

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MICHAEL PRODER – IS Project Manager -completed his 2nd Mission Bay Triathlon (4th tri in the last 12 months) on a beautiful Sunday in San Diego. The weather was perfect and as always, the Active support and friendship was almost as abundant as the sunshine!

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PAUL MCLURE,Account Manager did his second Mission Bay Triathlon on Sunday.  Besides swallowing more Bay water than I liked, it was another great race with lots of Active support along the way.  Walking across the Ingraham bridge on the way to the event at 5:45am I took in the great view before the sun was up and the lights were on in the transition area.

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BRYAN CROSBY, Software Engineer for Active.com competed in his second triathlon at the Mission Bay Triathlon. Along with other Active triathletes, I had an awesome experience.  After just learning how to swim this summer, I felt more confident in my swim going into the race and felt I improved on both the swim and the bike.  Cheers to everyone that competed and finished the Mission Bay Tri!

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MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) opened the winter season of Sentinels hockey yesterday afternoon with a substantially revamped roster.  All the changes aside, the game ended with a 2-1 Sentinels victory over the Monarchs.  He was moved to defense for the first time inhis short career but managed to do pretty well despite not having any idea how to skate backwards.  The team outshot the Monarchs 39-11 and overallplayed really well for the first game of the season.  It's evident that the team still has a lot to learn like "6 men on the ice at a time, notnine."  But the season is young, and a lot to look forward to. 

 

JOEL WERDELL got a new bike (thank you Employee Bike Purchase program!) and road it into the office for the first time today.  It was awesome Pic of the mechanic and sales manager.

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