PATTI ROSENTHAL Industry Manager, Cycling and DANA BLACKWOOD visiting from San Diego (Dana & I have been working at Active together for 12+ years) went on first backpacking trip of the summer up to Crater Lake in Durango, CO. It's a 14-mile round trip trek starting at Andrew Lake (around 9,000 feet) & you hike up to Crater Lake well over 11,000 feet. – Dana’s first backpacking trip in Colorado. We camped in style with some great meals, wine & some of the most beautiful scenery around.
JOANNE MCCANN Administrative Assistant Philadelphia spent the weekend in the Pocono Mountains with family hiking swimming in the lake and playing battle ship.
JENNI WILSON, Senior Manager Client Relations doesn’t have photos to share, with her boyfriend hiked and swam at Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland yesterday.
LINDA MANOSH (Human Resources Generalist, Saratoga Springs) joined the team in the first annual "Daughters vs Parents" U12 season-ending soccer game. The parents had an impressive and surprising showing in the 8-7 comeback victory. No picture attached as the parents were nursing injuries and fighting fatigue and the U12 team were too busy scarfing down freeze pops.
JEFF MCHUGH, Senior Account Manager participated in the Oyster Off Road Race in Bend, Oregon. The race is a mystery course with running, biking and challenges. Some of the challenges included a 20 question SAT test, fly fishing, taking a picture with a gnome on a mtn. bike trail, canoeing, blind folded obstacle course and many other fun elements. The race was fun and a test of endurance, strength, mental toughness and first aid skills. My teammate and I collided coming down the mountain at high speeds resulting in a few open wounds and a taco-ed front wheel. We persevered and finished the course in 4 hours. Can't wait for next year!
JUSTIN MOSER, Marketing Outdoors, Denver, did Ironman Coeur d’ Alene June 24th. With weather cold early, the day turned phenomenal with highs in the 70’s. It was inspiring to be on the course with lots of friends from Denver, my family, and Active team members as well. Mike Reilly did an amazing job bringing us home, and I can honestly say that the midnight finishes I saw was more gratifying than finishing the race myself. Thanks Mike and all my Active friends who got me to the finish (11:14).
CINDY BONES Account Manager for Faith -Served with Friends from the "Foodies Bible Study" at Las Vegas City Rescue Mission (Rehabilitating Homeless citizens) we served meals, helped in the kitchen. clean up after meal time & Prayer. Very impressed with this organization & the program to help the homeless in every area (Spiritual health, physical health, nutrition, counseling, life skills like decision making, work skills...you get the drift) Life changing skills from the "inside" out!
MICHAEL HARDEMAN spent Saturday hiking up and down Great Sand Dunes, CO.
TYLER JUMP (Account Executive – Camps) and JANEAN NATION (Account Manager – Communities) took in the gorgeous weather on Saturday while riding in the 2nd Annual San Diego Poker Ride to benefit CAF. The 35 mile course was fun and let us see some beautiful views of San Diego and the ocean, especially once we got to the top at Point Loma!
BRIDGET CONNELLY weekend included running along Mission Bay in San Diego and a class at the Bar Method!
ERIC MA (Product Marketing Lead, CIC) completed 2012 Genghis Khan Grassland Extreme Marathon on Saturday, it’s a unique race in China in its setting on small packed sand and dirt trails across the grass plains around the Inner Mongolian town Xiwuqi. It is an extraordinary running experience for everyone: Top international runner, after-work hobby runner, young and old. Also, it was a very meaningful race for Eric because the race was powered by ACTIVE.com for registration, this was his first official Active race and it was excited to see a record number of participants participated the race this year, all runners woke up under a blue sky and enjoyed warm temperatures already at the 7 a.m. start in the morning. The trails in the grasslands had dried up overnight after the heavy rain, which was good news for everyone. However, the long distance runners had to battle a rather strong headwind for most of the final 20 kilometers, which together with the 500 altitude meters, made the Grassland Marathon live up to its "extreme" moniker. In fact, because local farmers had been putting up new fences here and there, the course eventually ended up to be 44km, subject to the trail chosen. The Xiwuqi grasslands were indeed at their most beautiful that morning. He enjoyed himself with two friends running together all the way and crossed the finish line neck by neck, and planning to come again for bike and run together next year!
SETH GREER, Business Analyst completed a Spartan Beast Relay on June 29th with Dean Omori (also a business analyst in Draper) and Bobby Taylor (a former BA). In the picture is Dean, me, and Bobby after the race wearing 10 pounds of mud each. Lots of cuts and bruises, but they make the best souvenirs. WAY TO GO BOYS YOU ARE THE PICTURE OF THE WEEK!
RYAN SCANLON, Account Coordinator reports "Fresh off her solid performance at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, AUSTIN BRAATEN and Ryan headed out to Elfin Forrest for a little “hike and bike” in preparation for upcoming XTERRA So Cal. A HUGE shout out to Arch and the Employee Bike Purchase Program for making this possible!" I also wanted to send you a BIG thank you for last weekend. It was pretty special being VIP out there in Coeur d’Alene, so much I signed up at first opportunity Monday morning. I look forward to being called an Ironman next year!
GREG INGINO (SVP – Global Tech Operations), ERIC MARENBURG (Associate PM – Global Tech Operations), and Mark Nelson (friend of Active – not pictured) tackled Palomar Mtn. on Saturday. It included over 4000 feet of climbing in the first 12 miles. We started early and were rewarded with quiet roads and ideal temps for the climb.
MELANIE WIVIOTT (Professional Services-Bothell) went White Water Rafting in the Deschuttes in Bend Oregon over the weekend. We celebrated my best friends upcoming wedding by confronting Big Eddy and the 5 rapids in a row. It was raining and the water was freezing but it was well worth it!
KAREN HAGGERTY, Operations/Project Manager for StarCite in Business Solutions. I ran in my first 5K in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. It was the 5K Polo Fields race sponsored by the SF Dolphin South End Runners. I was excited that I didn’t stop once and even sprinted the finish! I came in 3rd to last, but at least I came in ahead of the Wavy Gravy look-alike who was running in his bare feet(!). The best part was when my fiancé, Mickaël (with me in second photo), finished then came back to run with me!
JESSICA BRUSTAD, Account Exec Mkt. just got back from being Active in Norway for the past 9 weeks! Was on the reality show Alt For Norge – participating in Biathlons, Rowing boats and sailing ships on “ The World’s End” and much more! Glad to be back at Active and in the swing of things, but miss those beautiful Fjords and being outside every day! Hope all is well with you.
Kelly Fennema, Team Lead says My Active this weekend was rafting down the American River.. going Kayaking next weekend!
Kirstin Hartos, Associate Product Manager this weekend played in her first Rugby Sevens tournament of the summer in Santa Monica with my club team, the San Diego Surfers. Our 3-0 record in pool play against Belmont, Santa Monica and Ventura County had us see Belmont again in the Cup Final. We defeated them soundly by a score of 24-5, and qualified for the USA Rugby Sevens National Championships in August. The second Southern California qualifier takes place in two weeks were we hope to win and secure the first of two seeds from our region.