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February 6, 2012

Sky Diving, Sailing and Snow

Posted by IMVoice Feb 6, 2012

Margaret Patrick, swim and sports sales manager, and husband Luke ran the Surf City Half on Sunday. It was a gorgeous course and picturesque weather.

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Matt Cox out of the Burnaby office hit the mountains just south of Vancouver for a Mount Baker back country alpine touring ski trip. We did about 2400' of vertical, got in a few powder runs and had awesome mountain sunshine with visibility as far as the eye could see. The peak of Baker is in the first picture at just under 11,000' and double the elevation where I took the pic.

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Josha Richards, Senior Security Engineer had a very Active weekend!  I went to kite beach (Cabarete) in the Dominican Republic with some friends.  Our mornings were filled with activities such as Waterfall Canyoning in the Rio Blanco where you hike/swim/rappel/jump down the waterfalls -- some as high as 50 feet! We took to the towns by motorcycle and found some very beautiful beaches, people, restaurants, and giant water reservoirs with rope swings. Every afternoon was filled with about 5 hours worth of Kiteboarding on the beach.

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PATTI ROSENTHAL reports that DANA BLACKWOOD from Active San Diego finally comes out to Durango, CO to get a taste of winter.  We first started out by celebrating in the Snowdown Winter Festival.  Went to the annual Snowdown parade & this year's theme was "Once Upon a Time" so we dressed up as Fairy Princesses.  Then on Saturday we went cross-country sking at Ironton which is a beautiful spot between Ouray (Little Switzerland) & Silverton.  Dana loved it so much we had to go out again on Sunday to our local spot in La Plata Canyon for another quick ski before she headed back to sunny San Diego.  Great weekend playing in the snow!!

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TYLER CONLEY reports in Boulder we received over 20" of snow.  On Saturday I went on a 5 mile snowshoe adventure up North Table Top Mountain.

 

Nutrition Editor VANESSA RODRIGUEZ PR’d at Surf City Run in Long Beach, CA on Sunday.  Great weather and awesome company.

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Saturday morning proved to be a great day in San Diego for riding. We were fortunate to have 75 degree weather and the company of a lot of folks. Fourteen of us (2  not pictured here) rode 45 miles, did over 4,000 feet of climbing and followed it up with food, Jacuzzi, and chill time. The riding crew consisted of Alan Deicas, Aaron Waldman, Ashley Peters, Austin Braaten, Ben Weinbaum, Dennis Triplett, Evan Bricker, Jen White, Jon Christopher, Margaret Patrick, Valerie Prestidge, and three other friends. It truly was a great day.

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Abbey Schingler, Account Executive, Took part in the first annual CardiffKook 5K/10K on Sunday before the Super Bowl. The race was a blast perfect weather and lots of energy with over 2,000 runners! Getting up early and running was also the perfect excuse to enjoy all the SuperBowl treats that afternoon. I will definitely make this run a tradition going forward.

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To kick off Super Bowl Sunday, Jen Meanley, Shannon Iberger, Austin Braaten, Ryan Scanlon, and Greg Wong ran the inaugural Cardiff Kook 5K and 10K.

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JAMIE SNOW got to participate in the Echtells Fleet 13 Super Bowl ODW regatta this weekend. It was a beautiful weekend out on the water. We even had some dolphins swimming along-side the boat for awhile.

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MARC LEGLISE, Sr Software Engineer in San Diego, spent most of Saturday in ground school, learning how to skydive solo.  It was an intense class; the first step towards earning the US Parachuting Association A-License. Unfortunately, the winds were not in our favor, so the first solo jump has been postponed to next weekend.

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Hi there! Monica Manning Project Coordinator, San Diego Office. I ran in the inaugural Cardiff Kook 5k/10k run. It was a beautiful day for a run with a  very scenic out and back course along the ocean. Many people dressed up in costumes to show their Kook spirit , there were sharks, pirates, angry birds you name it! There was a lot of local support as well along the course. I topped of my weekend with my very first tandem skydive with Skydive San Diego.  What a rush, I will definitely be jumping again!

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Joe Schum, Sales Manager – Enterprise – Business Solutions, completed the Red Top Rumble 11.5 mile trail race at Red Top Mountain, Cartersville, GA on Sunday.

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Todd Preece ran with his 8-yr old daughter Natasha in her 1st trail race at the Xterra Mission Gorge in San Diego.  Natasha took a nasty tumble on the 1st descent, volunteers tossed a band-aid on her bleeding knee and she wiped the tears out of her eyes to finish off the remaining 2.5 miles.  Despite the early drama, she walked away with a 1st place finish in her 1-14yr old age group. After all the attention she got for being by far the youngest there, I think she's hooked.

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Cindy Bones-Account Manager (faith) & Yvonne Lubsey- Accounting Associate (faith).  After Hiking up to the mountain in Boulder City NV waiting for the all clear signal to zip line.

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