Seth Miller raced Long Beach Race week on the J-120 caper and we won our class in decisive fashion with a 1-2-1-1-1 over 5 races. Good enough for a place at the top of the podium and 3 bottles of Mt. Gay rum.
Ryan Drew, Nolan Hansen, Tony Valentino & Rob Klingensmith -- along with some friends from the Challenged Athletes Foundation -- had an incident-free training ride on the Crash Loop on Saturday. Everyone rode well on the 60 mile course in perfect San Diego weather. (Editor's note - It can't be called the CRASH LOOP unless one of the originals are on the ride with you Rob!)
Barbara Perser and her husband Philip went scuba diving on Saturday to practice their skills for a dive trip to Cozumel this summer. Since there is no blue water to be found in Texas, they dive in rock quarries. Barbara and Philip are members of a scuba club called "East Texas Mud Divers"!
Patti Rosenthal Industry Manager, Cycling just did one of the most scenic mountain bike trips ever - the Alpine Loop in southwestern Colorado. Starting in Eureka (by Silverton) & riding over Cinamon Pass (12,600 feet) to Lake City the first day. Beautiful mountain views with wild flowers & the highlight was descending into Lake City & running into a baby big horn sheep (so cute). Second day road from Lake City back to Eureka over Engineer Pass (12,800 feet). Around a 58-mile loop with lots of climbing - another beautiful weekend in Durango, CO. PICTURE OF THE WEEK, PATTI WITH THE DOE!
Marc Villanueva (Sr Software Engineer) from the San Diego office - I participated in the San Diego International Triathlon yesterday. This was my second year doing the race and I was able to beat last years’ time. Here's a shot of me right near the finish line.
Cindy Bones- Account Manager-Faith went for a 10 mile hike on the south loop trial then up to Griffith Peak, There is a great View of Mummy Mountain (behind me on the summit) wild flowers (my Favorite!) are in FULL swing! The weather was a bit cold on top...great way to beat the 100+ temperatures in Vegas.
Mike Reilly and Andy Reilly voicing it together at Ironman Coeur d” Alene, Idaho this past weekend. Jon Christopher, Jen White and Dennis playing the role of VIP's. Four Active team members finished. Congrat to Mike Dobransky, Austin Braaten, Michele Nation, and Justin Moser.
Meghan Swirski: Department Trainer, Support out of the Bothell office. This Saturday I ran the Seattle Rock n Roll half marathon. With a brand new course this year, I didn't know what to expect - it turned out to be a challenging but rewarding run. Who puts a hill at the finish line! Finish time of 02:03:32. Already signed up for next year!
SCOTT FRIESEN, ACM Product Manager, ran the Seattle Rock N Roll Half Marathon on Saturday: "While I missed my target of 1:45, I was still able to achieve a PR with a finishing time of 1:46:27. But my highlight was watching my wife complete her first half after doing her first 10k last year. I'm so proud of her. Thanks Seattle for another great weekend!"
Sherry Cronin Events Specialist. The Mom cheered on our Warrior kids in the Down and Dirty Mud Run in Denver, CO (an Active.com client). The Adventure kids (ages 4-13) portion was a 1-mile course with 5 obstacle stations. This was the first ever race for our daughter (9). She had “butterflies” the night before, and just before the race. But as we all know, once the they say Go, those butterflies go away. On a very hot, so she welcomed the cold mud, and did great! This was the 2nd race event for our so who loves competition. He finished 2nd place of nineteen 10 year olds (1 second behind 1st) and received a silver metal. He also finished 7th overall (of 130 kids!). Both has asked to participate in more Active.com events.
Jeffie Davis – Lead Gen Manager. First ride back on my horse in 8 months! I had recently made the decision to retire him, after many months of vet visits, x-rays, injections, shoeing changes and rest still couldn't diagnose what was making him lame. My goal became to make him comfortable as possible and let him get fat and furry. I'm lucky enough to ride others, but I've missed my old partner. Happily, in the last week, some things all came together. I know we won't be jumping big jumps anymore, and we will just take it one day at a time.
Melissa Douglas Technical Analyst ran the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon on Sunday and finished with a PR time of 2:10, blessed with beautiful weather, a gorgeous course with a long stretch of fresh asphalt, and congratulations from Canucks winger Mason Raymond at the finish.
William Bassler did the Breath of Life Sprint Triathlon in Ventura, CA. It was a great chance to visit family, enjoy the beautiful weather, and the entrance fee went to a good cause. It was a very well run event with lifeguards on surfboards every 50 meters. I took 3rd in my age group. I also stuck around to see the awards for men and women in their 60's, 70's, and one dude in his 80's!
Megan Rose, SW QA Engineer Associate had an awesome time running in the San Diego International Tri as part of a mixed relay. It's the first time our team competed together and we walked away with third adding to the awesome feeling of finishing the Tri!
Rachel Good, Ally Ward, Hannah Patterson and Reagan Attle spent the weekend at the Olympic Swim Trials launching our Meet Mobile app at Aquazone. The team will be there for the rest of the week cheering on our Olympic hopefuls!
Reinaldo Colina. Lead Software Engineer, Burnaby, Canada Office: Finished the Tough Mudder Chanllenge in Whistler, BC. (It took my team and I 3 hours and 15 mins to complete)
TOBY GUILLETTE, Social Media Operations, San Diego, just returned from a week on the road covering the Race Across America for Team ViaSat Racing who raced the 3000-mile route from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in in 5 days, 5 hours and 5 minutes which was the fastest time ever recorded by an 8-person team. Active Alum, Airey Baringer, was one of the 8 cyclist on the team who contributed to the team average of 23.93mph and record-setting finish. The race is like a RAGNAR, but with bikes, from coast-to-coast traversing the desert, Rockies, plains and Appalachians. A truly impressive feat, and an experience I am grateful to have witnessed so closely. Active should attempt the corporate division next year!
Stacey Johnson (Sr. Account Manager, Active | Faith) ran the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon along with fellow Activite Brooke Anderson (Finance). I finished in 3:50 and Brooke ROCKED her first marathon at a 3:30ish (still awaiting official results - timing chip failure). The Seattle rain held up until the last of our crew finished running and it was an incredibly beautiful course with lots of green and great running weather. Made for a piece of cake marathon. (Just kidding. Not at all a piece of cake... felt like I was gonna die as usual.)
MATTHEW HENRY and MEGHAN SWIRSKI (Bothell, WA) ran the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon again this year in perfect running weather. It was a new course this year, with new challenging hills throughout the course. Early in the race, Matt was chased down by some Active employees from San Diego who surely had an awesome race at the pace they were running. The exciting part was seeing how well everyone did despite much (if any) training put in (especially Meghan, sooo fast and consistent on the course). TALO and ActiveX are really paying off! Next up Š Active's Charity Challenge for the Make a Wish Foundation!