MICHELLE NATION did it again, she is an IRONMAN. Michelle completed Ironman Cozumel in Mexico yesterday. She had an incredible time with a 2.4 mile Swim in 1:12, Cycle of 112 miles in 6:17 and 26.2 mile run in 5:13, her total time was 12:52. Great job Michelle “YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!” Mike
CLIFF JURGENS, Account Executive: Communities, pheasant hunting in drought ridden Southwest Kansas, with his 1 year-old dog Wiley and his first birds. Here is a hunting photo for you from Kansas ( Kansas is a client of ours for Hunting and Fishing licenses).
RYAN WOOD, online editor in the San Diego office, ran the Dana Point Turkey Trot on Thursday morning. The rain stayed away from the Orange County coast and I was able to complete the 10K course in 54:17. It was fun to celebrate Thanksgiving with 12,000 other runners in a beautiful town!
DAMIAN STAMM, Product Manager, Associate ran the Turkey Trot Philly on Thanksgiving Day, an advertised 5 mile race, along with my sister, brother-in-law, and his sister. I entered with standard expectations and I beat my target time by a whopping three seconds....which isn't too bad since I hadn't been running too much since triathlon season ended and the course was .12 longer than 5 miles. We ended up having an unseasonably nice weekend in the Philly area with the highs in the mid-60's, allowing also for a short but nice 25 mile bike ride over the weekend at the Schulkyll River bike trail.
DAVE ALBERGA with daughter KATE did some holiday ice skating this weekend. Yes there are ice rinks in San Diego but obviously indoors.
RICK GREY and wife Carly, plus dog Bentley and "Baby Gray" on-the-way, capped off a great Thanksgiving weekend with a Sunday hike up Mt. Woodson. Bentley needed a lift there on the last quarter mile, but he got his second wind and killed it out there!
TYLER JUMP (Account Manager - Camps) and JANEAN NATION (Account Manager - communities) spent the week of Thanksgiving in Sacramento and participated in the 10k Turkey Trot to feed the hungry on the campus of CSU Sac. The rain lasted just long enough to douse everyone during the run and then clear up with just .1 miles to go. Then, back in San Diego, we were lucky enough to witness the devastating loss to the Broncos. However, the weather was absolutely picture perfect San Diego 75 degrees and the seats were to die for!
ROBYN WIEN, Sales and Marketing Operations Analyst. Attached is a photo from the annual Bedford Turkey Trot in Bedford NY. Robyn Wien and her brother Ryan Wien (Technical Specialist) both killed it this year in beating their times. It felt good to run off all that turkey and Thanksgiving dessert!
HEATHER LEVINE, Project Coordinator. On Thanksgiving I did the Run to Feed the Hungry 5k. It benefits the Sacramento Food Bank. It is one of the biggest Thanksgiving Day runs in the country (this year we had 28,000 participants). It was great fun, despite the rain. Here is a picture of me and my fiancé before the run.
JOE SCHUM, Sales Manager - Enterprise Sales - Events answers the question "Why do I race?" Sunday at the Palmer Ranch PAL Half Marathon near Venice, FL. Its about working off the nonstop holiday eating and the golden bling at the finish line. Thanks for clearing that up for us Joe!
STEPHEN BRANSTETTER, General Manager of Youth and Education, took to the streets for the Seattle Turkey Trot with his wife JENN to raise money for a local food bank. The highlight of the day was news that the event had raised $35k, up from only $20k the year before. Stephen finished in an unofficial time of 18:55 (no timing chips).
The two sons of ROBERT MITCHELL (Web Designer) ran the annual Turkey Trot in Oceanside California. Both boys couldn’t wait to show off their “bling” after Luke ran the mile and Zane did the quarter mile run. Next is the Legoland mile and then Luke’s first Ironkids next spring.
KAREN HARDY, Marketing Manager, CHRISTINE CROSBY, Account Executive, and BRYAN CROSBY, Software Engineer, celebrated Thanksgiving Day by participating in Father Joe's Thanksgiving 5K in Balboa Park. We had to dodge strollers, dogs, dog leashes, and kids to get to the finish line. We did it and had a blast! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
William Bassler and his son Kellen (age 10) continued their Turkey Trot Tradition for the 5th year in a row in Oceanside. It’s a beautiful course along the Ocean. About 5,000 people did the 5K, and 1200 people did the 5 mile. William did the 5 mile in 35:29 and Kellen almost did his mile under 9 minutes, but he ran without stopping this year, and we were both happy to get out there Thursday morning!
Great thanksgiving weekend for the Technical Account Management group in San Diego. Started turkey day out right at the Father Joe’s 5K Turkey Trot. Alicia Towery, Ryan Drew, Jennifer Carroll and Mike Dobransky from Active, not only ran the race, but also won the award for coolest team socks! Very thankful to be part of a great company that encourages healthy living!
PAUL MCLURE, Account Manager Educate: We went on our annual family camping trip after Thanksgiving. This year’s destination Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Once we arrived this year my mother –in- law set up with t-shirts that read Now Is Great for the family portrait. We also saw a bighorn sheep from far and got just a little too close to the rattle snake in the picture – good thing no one was hurt and it turned out to be another great holiday weekend.
JEN ROMINE, Account Manager – Endurance, ran the Almaden Valley Turkey Trot 10k up in the San Jose area on Thanksgiving. Not too many bells and whistles at this race (no t-shirt, chip timing, or even water at the finish) but with a $10 entry fee you can’t beat the price and it was a great course running on trails near the creek. I finished in 54:11 for a new PR and after the event I was able to introduce myself to the Race Director, a new Active.com client.
AARON WALDMAN, Software Engineer San Diego, Got the whole family active for the Oceanside Turkey Trot 5k. It was perfect weather and awesome to my Dad, Sister, Brother-in-law and their 3 kids complete the 5k. Even got my own PR 27:45 that’s 6 minutes faster than my last year’s turkey trot, which I am sure is directly related to working and being inspired by all the people at Active!
MICAH KROPP (Product Marketing Manager, Associate) participated in the Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K with my out-of-town family, my wife Julie, and our bulldog, Sarge. It was a fun event for a great cause – feeding the homeless in San Diego. The surprising highlight of the event was that Sarge actually made it the whole way. Plus he even motivated an out of shape bulldog to jump out of his wagon and run to the finish line alongside Sarge. Sounds like an ActiveX ambassador to me!