Matt Landa reports the La Jolla U8 Active travel team won the Annual La Jolla Impact Labor Day Tournament defeating a tough Arizona all-star team 2-1 in the finals. The little blond-haired kid is Active X'er Chase Landa.
Michelle Nation, Product Manager San Diego completed the 30th anniversary LOTOJA race from Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this weekend. We had perfect weather for the scenic 206 miles of cycling through the mountain west. Riding with my sister Kristie and her group of "mountain goat" friends made this a special day. We loved sharing their first double-century with our teammates. Here's a picture from a feed zone at the King/Queen of the mountain summit around mile 100. I'm proud and thankful we were 7 of the 92 women who finished the race as individuals.
Michele Crepeau ran the Bronx 10 Miler which started at Yankee Stadium and ran through the hilly Bronx.
Jeff Hook and his wife, Brigitte, and I road 100 miles in the NYC Century, winding through 4 of the 5 boroughs of New York City.
Christine (Chris) Jackson, Technical Acct. Manager, Nashville, TN with BBFE Joe Young at the Tennessee Titans season opener against the New England Patriots.
Kristen Dixon and my husband Bill went on a fun Anniversary weekend to Harpers Ferry, WV. Saturday we went white water rafting and Sunday we went ziplining! SO exhilarating!! It was a blast.
Patti Rosenthal, Cycling Industry Manager Durango, CO had a family outing up to Ice Lakes out of Silverton, Colorado. The hike is only 3.5 miles each way but pretty much all uphill to over 12,000 feet. Once you get to the top there's multiple lakes to camp at & a variety of day hikes. We spent 2 nights & 3 days exploring this beautiful country with the dingo dogs. They were in heaven chasing all the marmots (whistle pigs) up in the high country. Another great trip here in the southwest corner of Colorado!
Cliff Jurgens, Sales Manager; SMB Events, competed in the 9-11 Remembrance Half-Marathon charity run in Arvada, CO supporting Homefront Heroes. Cliff finished just short of his HM personal best, placing 5th in his age group, 26th in the men's division and 36th overall. A great experience participating in the event with heroes from our armed services, local law enforcement, our rescue support services and an enthusiastic community.
Mike Reilly heading out for a 50 mile ride in Ohio with his Niece and Brother in Law.
Jim Cruickshank did the Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo along the Sea to Sky highway – 122KM with 1800m of climbing.
Heather West (formerly Levine), Project Coordinator. This was a really active weekend. Saturday I did the Run to Rebuild McKinley. A few months back, an arsonist burned down the children’s playground at local park/running spot, McKinley Park. I have been running around this park hundreds of time, and I thought it was time to give back. The run was a 5K to raise money to rebuild the playground, and we raised $20,000! Sunday I did an 11 mile training run, training for the California International Marathon in December.
Janean Nation (Account Manager – Communities) and Tyler Jump (Account Executive – Camps) enjoyed a long, thorough, 46-ish mile ride of the Arizona valley early early Saturday morning, all with a BLISTERING elevation change of 246 feet. This is the longest ride Janean has ever done and it was exciting to see how far she has come since her involvement with Active X and TALO! Up next? The Skull Valley ride in Prescott next Sunday… stay tuned for exciting details!
Amber Hall, Burnaby office. Saturday was spent hiking 10 km in and around Brandywine Falls in Squamish, BC. Gorgeous day spent with dad with 30 degree rays.
Scott Yeske , Sr. Account Manager. Camped/Hiked and Surfed Leo Carrillo State Beach Park this past weekend. Photos Attached. It was an Amazing Hike with beautiful Ocean views from the top!
Brad Hurvitz, Sr. Account Manager in Youth and Education – Finished my first Olympic distance triathlon. I felt great on the swim but everybody flew by me on the bike. Those Tri bikes are fast! Notes for next time: wear a hat for the run…it was hot out there!
Staci Rieder, Account Manager for Business solutions in Boulder, hiked 8.5 miles and 11,347 ‘ elevation to Heart Lake in the beautiful James Peak Wilderness Area. This is the amazing sunset on Gold Lake, where we camped the previous night.
Marc Villanueva, William Bassler, and Dennis Triplett (San Diego office) participated in the San Diego Triathlon Classic, an Olympic distance race, on Saturday. The race was an excellent warmup to the SuperFrog Tri coming up in a few weeks for all three. William got on the podium for his age group (3rd place) while Dennis and Marc set PRs for the distance.
Shannon Wineman, Sr Acct Mgr, Wellness, San Diego – This is a quick update for a 17 day vacation that spanned the West Coast! Started by hiking in Big Sur with my three kids, headed up to San Francisco for museums, good food and cable cars (yes, beanies are warranted as SF in summer is about 52 degrees), headed south to Morro Bay for some kayaking and topped it off with a major bucket-list item – Dave Matthews at The Gorge, Washington. Imagine going to a concert on the edge of the Grand Canyon.
Cindy Bones –Faith. My Active over Labor day was, jeeping, hiking & exploring mines in Idaho (Fairfield, Sun valley & Ketcham area). My active on Saturday Sep 8th was hiking in Arizona. My Active over Labor day was, jeeping, hiking & exploring mines in Idaho (Fairfield, Sun valley & Ketcham area) My active on Saturday Sep 8th was hiking in Arizona.
Brian Enge, Vice President was honored to be able to compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas. There was a great international crowd of impressive athletes from 50 countries and all 50 US States. I got my tail kicked by the toughness of the course, the heat (102 at finish) and the competition!
Brian M. Wicklund, Account Executive. Labor Day weekend I battled the 105* heat in El Centro and went hunting for the Dove Season opener. In the picture you see a full limit of dove, and my bird dog / hunting partner Brilla (Bree-yah) who is muddy from swimming in the canals and staying cool. All in all it was a great hunt, great weekend. Last weekend my family and I went camping at Lake Morena, about an hour east of San Diego. It was our first trip with our new baby Logan, at 7 weeks old. We went for a little boat ride around the lake in the afternoon, which he seemed to like. My older son, Weston loved being out on the water. Unfortunately, we did not have time to fish, but we did have a great time.
Jonathan Denson and Jay Oziminski from the Nashville office, along with Jay’s son Alec, completed their first sprint Triathlon on September 1st in Manchester TN. A shorter swim was perfect for us (pictured is Jay at Transition 1 and at finish), but the bike and run were challenging enough for us Triathlon Rookies. We all met our time expectations and are looking forward to doing more next year.
Jason Warren, Implementation Analyst reports two weeks ago I took my Active X day to pan for gold with some old friends on the Nooksack river up in Washington State. We hiked about 10 miles roundtrip and saw some of the most beautiful country sides in the world. While we were not planning on striking it rich, we did have a blast. We actually walked away with about .5 grams of gold split between 5 guys. At about $1800 an OZ for gold we made about 6 cents an hour. I think I’ll stick with Active!
Burnaby Cycling Group: this Saturday morning the group has to ride without their group leader Jim Cruickshank (Product Manager, Class) as Jim raced in RBC GranFondo, a 130+KM ride from Vancouver to Whistler with a lot of big hills in between. The group started with their regular route with a new member Bardya Ariana joining us for the first time. Then 3 of the members (Paul Cheung, Rod Sheeter, Matthew Cox) tried a new route that demanded them to ride through 8K chewed up road. But at the end is very nice so it all worth all the bumps along the way. When everything said and done, it was a very nice 56KM ride in another beautiful sunny Saturday.
Mark Warble, West Coast Supervisor – IT Client Services reports Labor Day weekend Denise Jackson (PHR, Health & Wealth Specialist, Senior- San Diego), Mark Warble (West Coast Supervisor – IT Client Services- San Diego), and friend Christian went camping in Stone Creek, just outside of Idyllwild, CA. One highlight was finding-out the box with our 8-person tent only had the poles—no tent! Thankfully, Hemet was a short drive from our site and we were able to find three 2-person tents. Note to self: Check all boxes and bags prior to leaving home. Otherwise, we had a beautiful and relaxing 3-day weekend filled with campfires, grilled foods, scenic walks, card games and a delicious assortment of S’more-concoctions. Can’t wait to go again!
Denise Kendrick enjoyed my first mud run with my son and cousins at the Murrieta Mud Run.
Toby Guillette, Social Media Specialist, San Diego - On Saturday my buddies and I ran 27 miles across the entire San Bernardino Mountain range starting with a 3-hour ascent of San Gorgonio (11,500'), the highest peak in southern California, first and continuing across the 10,000' ridge line into a rain/hail/lightening/thunder storm for the final 3 hours of our 8-hour run. My ActiveX bandana saved the day protecting my ears and neck from the cold stinging hail balls and rain. Despite the storm, we finished the route 30 minutes faster than the last time I attempted it!
Justin Ramers, Director of Social Media. ACTIVE was on the stage at AT&T Park last Thursday talking about social media at the Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium. As a life-long Giants fan, I was extremely fortunate to have the amazing opportunity to speak from atop the Giants dugout. So cool! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151431251463146.585666.825078145&type=1&l=bf73279973