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Posted by IMVoice on Apr 2, 2012 10:49:53 AM

Margaret Patrick, Sports Associate Sales Manager, completed her first 70.3 this weekend at Oceanside.  It was an amazing event and fun to find a new physical limit.  It was great seeing familiar faces on the course and getting special shout outs from the Reilly Men.



Katie Morse, Engagement Manager crushed it at Oceanside 70.3 on Saturday. Even taking a tumble in T2, she finished strong, taking 13th in her age group!


Mike Dobransky, Lead TAM said the Oceanside 70.3 was a blast!  Although I look pretty miserable in this picture, the day was fun & definitely not hot.  Saw a couple X’rs in the race including Margaret and Katya.  Also, the Mike and Andy Reilly announcing team was a welcomed addition to the experience.  Great weekend!


Mike & Andy Reilly made some history this weekend.  For the first time ever in the sport of triathlon a father and son team was on the microphone together at a triathlon event, the Oceanside 70.3.  Two Reilly’s full of Irish BS at the same event what more could the athletes ask for!


Michele Crepeau, "epic" day of skiing at Squaw Valley, 13 inches of powder.  With friends Cindy Holbrook and Cathy Sabo from San Francisco.


Heather Levine, Project Coordinator on Sunday did the Sac Town 10 Mile run, to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.  We started at the capitol and ran to East Sacramento and back.  It was a beautiful day for a run, and we finished in 2:10!  (That is actually pretty good for me).


Cindy Bones Account Manager -(Faith Department) went hiking in Arizona Hot Springs  & White Rock Canyon trail & ALL NATURAL DAY SPA (soaking the the natural springs highly mineralized water with a temperature of about 111 degrees Fahrenheit. ) Near the Hoover Dam just over the boarder in Arizona / Nevada mile marker 4. This was my first time hiking this trail but it was so beautiful & peaceful we are planning a weekend camping trip. Picture is from the part of the trail that meets the colorado river (a great place to camp). My aching back feels great now thanks to the natural God made mineral pools!


Tim Wood, Director, Global Software Quality Assurance and his family was in Carlsbad this weekend for the Junior Carlsbad and Carlsbad 5k. I ran my PR over the 5k, but didn't do nearly as well as my son Cameron. He took 3rd place in 7-year old age division with a mile time of 6:51! It was a great time getting the entire family out there over the entire weekend for both races.


Toby Guillette, Social Media Specialist, San Diego -- Saturday a couple brave buddies and I took on the informal challenge of connecting all the high points in Mission Trails Regional Park (  The 23-mile loop included 5100' of gain and took us 5hrs15min to complete!  Check out the elevation profile.



Tyler Jump (AE Camps) and Janean Nation (AM Communities) spent the weekend in beautiful Escondido.  Prepping for Safari Park, Janean went out for an 8 mile training run, dogs in hand, while Tyler sagged for the pack.  The weather was most agreeable and the worn out puppies made for a very relaxed Sunday afternoon.



Ryan Alex, Educate Division went on a 2 mile hike in the San Elijo Lagoon with his 3 year old son, Soren. Soren made it the whole way, Dad was proud. We both also enjoyed a nap afterwards.


Anthony Valentino, Senior Account Manager - Sports (San Diego), participated alongside his mom Monica and daughter Jade in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air. The event is a timed stair climb up the 64 floor Aon Center in Los Angeles. This was Jade's second year and she was one of the two youngest participants AND top fundraisers ($1,245 - gratitude to all Active folks that helped her be the SEVENTH HIGHEST FUNDRAISER OVERALL!) - giving her access to all the cupcakes she could eat in the VIP tent. This was Monica's first year and she earned a second place category finish (thinking the ActiveX T may have given her a little extra power) - good job, rookie!



On Saturday, Renee Kerouac, Valerie Prestidge, Dennis Triplett, Marc Villanueva, Ben Weinbaum, Lindsey Mancuso, Rob Powell, Jen Meanley, Kaity Maloney, Jeff Wilson, Evan Bricker, Alan Deicas, Laurie Pani, Danae Brooker, Erin Hall, Ashley Peters, Mark Warble & Mark Kuusik gathered for a Ragnar Training run through the hills of Torrey Pines.  The group ran 7 ‘ish miles then headed to Pacifica Del Mar for brunch.  These Ragnarlians will be ready to crush SoCal this April!

Laurie Pani, Product Marketing Manager ran a great 7-mile run with some Active Ragnar runners on Saturday in Torrey Pines.  An inspiring group.  Did the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday in 23:23.  Beautiful course along the water.  Tons of spectators.  Worth doing if you haven't already.



Phil Graham, Enterprise Sales, Draper Office, on tandem ride with his wife from Santa Clara Utah to Beaver Dam, AZ, just out of Mesquite, NV.  61 miles, 4,900 feet of climbing and a gorgeous day on the tandem with my wife, Allison.



Brian Wasserman, Manager, Architecture Team last week completed his test for Red Belt in Karate.  This is a major test, as the next belt after Red is the Black Belt.  The test included board breaks, forms, practical self-defense, and sparring well past the point of exhaustion.  Pictures of the board breaks are attached, but you can also see a video:    



On Sunday, Lindsey Mancuso, Valerie Prestidge, Austin Braaten, Ryan Scanlon, Jennifer White, and Aaron Waldman ran the Carlsbad 5000 5K, almost all with a PR, and everyone receiving a top 250 coveted medal.



Michelle Nation (Product Manager - San Diego): My sister Kristie and I raced in the Leadman Triathlon outside Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend.  The 2.5k mile swim, 109.5k bike, and 13k run was made even more challenging by the high winds (sustained 25-30 mph with gusts in 40s).  About half way through the bike course my goal for the day shifted from "racing" to "survival".   That said, the race directors, officials and volunteers put on a fantastic event and the finish line was a VERY welcome site when we made it in.  This race took me about 2 hours longer than I had estimated, but I'm still very proud to have made it to the finish line in 7:53:41 ... 5th place in my division on a very surreal day.  



Active father and son team; William and Kellen Bassler strike again at the Carlsbad 5000! Kellen PRed his Kid's mile with a time of 7:44. This is awesome, considering his last mile at the Turkey Trot was 9:06! Dad did his first sub 20 minute 5K! 19:51. It was a cold and windy morning for San Diego and there were close to 1500 Men(over 40) doing the 5K, with some super fast times! The first 250 finishers got a medal.



Ken Tarmas ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday with my 12-year old daughter Janelle - her very first race.  She was awesome, finishing in 33 minutes!



Jane Marshall, Account Executive had a great weekend biking the Kokopelli Trails and 18 Road Trails in Fruita, CO. We ended the weekend with a cool hike up Garfield Mountain - 2,000 ft. up to spectacular views of Palisade, CO and the Grand Valley.


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