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Bali, Color Run, Ragnar and More

Posted by IMVoice Apr 23, 2012

GRACE TAI and BRIAN BERGEY from the Singapore office traveled to Bali for the weekend to run a 10k in the BALI MARATHON.  This was an Active race and our client is shown in the picture above.  It was an early morning start between 5am – 6am to beat the heat, which meant a beautiful sunrise view along the rural course which started and ended at the Bali Safari and Marine Park.  Distant views of rice terraces and the coastline were seen from the course, along with traditional Balinese music performances and a line of locals holding torches for the first stretch of the race.  It was an excellent, well organized race and the rest of the day was filled with lots of food and relaxing…Bali style. 

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Shawn Pons Product Manager, ActiveNetwork.com & B2B Marketing Websites.  As part of the TALO program, and since I would not be able to attend the Encinitas 5K with the San Diego office, my wife, some friends and I partook in the Color Run (http://thecolorrun.com/) in Orange County.  The Color Run is a 5K with each 1K representing a different color station where colored powder is thrown at you.  At the finish line, participants are provided packets of color to throw at each other and in the air to celebrate.  As you can see from the attached pictures, there is no escaping the color… The event recently added a Color Run in San Diego (https://cui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=2480803&mailingId=&recipientId=&style=active).

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Dave and Chris Alberga did the color run with their daughter Kate.

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Robyn Wien Sales & Marketing Operations Analyst finished her first 10k in under an hour at the 1st Annual Energize the Earth 5k/10k in Beverly, MA. It was misty and cool morning in New England, but perfect running weather. Looking forward to 10k #2 in the near future!

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RYAN WOOD, online editor in San Diego, participated in the Salt Creek 10K, part of the new Orangeman Running Series in Dana Point, California. The course started on a cliff overlooking the ocean and went inland through the hills of southern Orange County. I finished in 56:21.

 

The Cardenas family (Stephany Cavatoni, Consumer Insights) has committed to "May is Bike Month" in Davis, CA – we will be tracking how much we reduce our carbon footprint and miles we log this month – no cars going to and from school for us (rain or shine!)

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Don Munro reports rainy New York weekend meant indoor exercise: 8 am Sat & 8 am Sun spin classes. Lots of sweat despite the 50s chill!

 

Barbara Perser (in pink) from Active Network Faith in Irving participated in the North Texas Warrior Dash on Saturday.  It was the first of many.  She's considering The Jailbreak as her next adventure!

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Rob Erekson from the Active Faith office in Henderson, NV ran his seventh half marathon, finishing in 2:17:58 at the Labor of Love 100M/50M/Marathon/Half Marathon/10K in Lovell Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas. The half marathon had about 1,200 feet of total ascent and was around 2,000 feet higher in elevation than Las Vegas. Somehow it was still hot enough to send at least one person to the hospital for heat exhaustion.  Later that night, Rob pulled an all-nighter, working the 11:00pm to 5:00am shift volunteering at an aid station for the 100-mile ultra-marathon.

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Suzanne Eltz, Professional Services Project Manager.  Hiked around Rock City and Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday. Then road bikes down the 13-mile riverside path which parallels the Tennessee River. CHATTANOOGA ROCKS!!

 

Scott Lange VP, Media + Marketing ran five miles on Saturday in a new pair of Asics and Sunday did an aggressive kettle bell work out. I am just into staying fit and trim right now. However, I am thinking about either running the NYC Marathon this year or next, or doing a Sprint Tri.

 

Cindy Bones Account Manager-Faith went Kayaking / Canoeing with Husband Mike &  friends,  (Yvonne Lubsey former Employee ) on the Black Canyon lower Colorado River on Sunday ( I go to Church on Saturday night incase you were wondering ).  We launched at the base of Hoover Dam, The first mile of the river offers some spectacular caves and hot springs to explore, including two rain caves and a sauna cave and several hot springs are just a short hike (Pictured is the Arizona Hot spring (God Spa) in the # 3 pool my Favorite). We Saw big horn sheep ,which are likely to be sighted but, still exciting. Perfect day trip 13 miles down to willow Beach for pick up.

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Sarah Giacalone, Swim Account Executive ran her first RAGNAR with a group of my oldest childhood friends, my sister, and my aunt. AMAZIIIING Experience, can’t wait until next year!

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Michelle Nation (Product Manager, San Diego) ran the Salt Lake City Half Marathon this weekend with my big sister.  The weather and the course were beautiful and we had a fabulous time running with a group of friends in matching purple shirts for epilepsy awareness.   A few of the highlights:  big sister crushing her old PR, seeing tulips in bloom all over town, a runner in a tiger body suit and a fan with a cowbell as big as a volleyball.   What a day!

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Austin Braaten, Burt Repine, Jon Christopher, Katya Meyers, Mark Warble (Team Captain!) and Ryan Scanlon all represented Active at the 2012 Ragnar Relay SoCal as team ActiveX Ultra. Yes, Ultra --- double the pain but double the fun! They “flew” through the 204 mile course in 29 hours and 10 minutes in a blur of Gatorade, GU, Reggae, and carbo-loading. Highlights included Kat-Cha throwing down 42 miles, Mark tackling Corona’s 100 degree heat, Ryan destroying hills, Jonny sprinting through sickness, Burt & Austin finishing their 2nd RAGNAR Ultra in strong fashion, and one unidentified member – in full stealth-mode - “donating” his old, putrid running shoes to one of the other ActiveX vans early into the race….hmmmm.

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On Friday, 24 Active employees embarked on a Ragnar Relay adventure, running 203 miles, from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island.  We had two teams of 12.  Each team is divided into two vans and team members take turns running legs of varying distances.  The teams took off at 10:00 am, braved 100+ degree heat, ran through the night, and finished some 33 hours later.  All in all, it was an amazing experience!  The team members: Adriane Ferguson, Valerie Prestidge, Dennis Triplett, Marc Villanueva, Renee Kerouac, Ben Weinbaum, Tony Cervantes, Lindsey Mancuso, Mike Rouse, Rob Powell, Amanda Radochonski, Jen Meanley, Alan Deicas, Jeff Wilson, Jen White, Evan Bricker, Kaity Maloney, Ben Grafchik, Laurie Pani, Danae Brooker, Erin Hall, Lianne Maly, Shannon Wineman, Kristin Carroll, Brad Hilton and his pup, Raven, came along to document the whole thing.  Look out for video and pictures sometime soon on Intractive.

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MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) finished his second winter season of hockey with the Sentinels, winning the championship over their arch rivals the Vandal 2-1 in a shootout (2-1). The shootout was full of suspense, with the Vandals' first shot coming to a stop halfway over the line.  The ref correctly called that a no goal.  We went down 1-0 with two shooters left but we pulled it out scoring on our last two shots and with our goalie stopping their best player's shot.  And now that the season is over, Matt can rest his separated shoulder… Eek!

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