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NOLAN HANSEN just may be the fastest triathlete in the entire company.  He did the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run at Oceanside 70.3 in 4:42:46 good for 10th place in his age group of 25-29. We've got to get than boy in some Active Gear.

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JON CHRISTOPHER, Senior Software Engineer did the Oceanside, CA 70.3 Half Ironman Saturday as did many Active San Diego team members.  Jon went 5:47:03.

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MICHAEL WILSON, Sales Manager Sports had a great day in Oceanside at Ironman 70.3 going 5:48:29!  He did the race with Brandon Culley who was doing his first ever 70.3.   It was so nice to see fellow Active people competing and out on the course cheering on.  And always great having Reilly calling you in and out of each transition!

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SHANNON TURNER STEWART, Sales Manager Sports completed her first 1/2 Ironman this weekend in Oceanside, CA going 6:21:34.  Highlight of the day was our own Mike Reilly calling me in and out of each transition and seeing a bunch of fellow Active athletes out on the course, especially during the run.  All I heard about before this event was the hills during the ride, the hills are no joke...some sweet elevation happening between miles 30-45.  Here is a picture of me coming in after the ride.  I was smiling because I knew all I had left was a 13 mile run...my smile quickly left at .5 miles into the run!

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ANDY REILLY, Endurance Sales rep did his first 70.3 triathlon going 6:03:55 in Oceanside.  The Old Man got to call him out a few times with the entire family watching.

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JAMES SOLA IT App Support from the SD office also did his first 70.3 and all the training paid off. The swim had calm waters most of the way but there was lots of contact the whole time.  The bike was fun for about the first half, then came the famous hills and headwinds.  The run was really tough, mostly because the legs were cooked from the bike ride.  Overall a great experience and one heck of a sense of accomplishment doing it in 7:04!

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KRISTIN CARROLL says the next generation of ActiveX-ers took to the streets at the Jr. Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA. Brian Enge's entire posse (of 4 kids) competed. From left to right...Sierra ran a blazing 5:52 mile. Skylar won the 9 year old girls race with a 6:14 mile and little sister Larsen was the lead girl in the 6 year old race running a 1/2 mile in 3:32! Wow - those girls are fast. Their brother was already at lacrosse practice by picture time. Kellen Bassler ran a fantastic time and showed some team spirit sporting his ActiveX t-shirt. Toddler Trotters McKenna Carroll and Penny Chen (both age 2/12) ran and had fun just getting a medal!  (MIKE SAYS THIS MAY BE THE CUTEST PICTURE EVER!)

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Here are BRIAN ENGE’S kids all by themselves who ran Jr. Carlsbad.  If his kids keep this running thing up his entry fees over the next few year will be massive!

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WILLIAM BASSLER, Visual Designer.  His 9 year old son Kellen did the Kid's mile, and I did the 5K, at the Carlsbad 5000 over the weekend.  On Saturday we met up with a few other ActiveX kids as well! It was a fun run along the coast with great weather. The only distraction were the great waves! We had fun!

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ARACELI DAGDAGAN – Marketing Manager – San   Diego.  My 5 year old son, Nico ran the Junior Carlsbad, he was so excited that the medal was an alien spaceship.  He had a blast - his goal is to get more medals than mom and dad!

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JEN ROMINE, Account Manager – Running,  and her sister Lindy took on the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday.  After racing at 10:20 they decided to run the race again with the 11:30 wave for additional mileage and had a great time.  Jen finished in 25:26 in the first race, which is a PR for her by over a minute and a half! Sorry no picture.

 

PAUL MCLURE, Account Mgr did his third Carlsbad 5000 yesterday and  finished at 25:33 and then went down to La Jolla for some great waves on  a really nice San Diego day.

 

SIMON WANG works in Thriva team at China Xi’An office as developer, but currently I’m on a trip in Bothell office, today I just ride on the bicycle which Michael Matt borrowed to me, riding from Bothell to Golden Gardens Park at Seattle , round trip 44.8 mi(72km, Google said so, J), it took me about 6 hours counting on the time I stay in the park. To be honest even myself can’t believe that number, it’s really a long way! I may not be able to call as warrior but I do challenged myself as I used to just ride 12km max.

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JAY OZIMINSKI, Facilities Manager – Nashville (ActiveX Champion-Nashville) reports there was some Shooting and some Climbing done in Nashville this weekend by the Outdoor division.  Now there is a combination we’ve never had before in WW!

Shooting on Saturday:

Shelby Abernathy-QA

Joe Drury-Network Admin

Jeff Strickland-php Developer, plus wife

Bobbie Zweck-Configuration Mgr

Jackie Zweck-QA

Phillip McClendon-NOC Admin

LeeJayne Stone-Business Analyst

 

Climbing on Sunday:

Mike O’Brien-Desktop Support, plus wife

Jackie Lambert-Shipping Clerk

Katie Key

Jackie Zweck-QA

Shelby Abernathy-QA

LeeJayne Stone-Business Analyst

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Here is the report from Rui Zhang (Class Team): ActiveX-Xi'an Ping-Pong tournament!  ActiveX-Xi'an Ping-Pong tournament is sponsored in Xi’an now. There are 29 Activers from different teams to attend the tournament; these players are divided into 2 groups by drawing lots. The whole tournament includes group game and Elimination game, and there are 196 matches to take place only in group stage. 8 players in each group can enter into Elimination game! This is really funny and interesting with a long schedule around 2 months. Every afternoon, many colleagues will come to watch the matches and add oil for players.

 

ALISON SALINGER, Marketing Manager in San Diego, ran (more like power-walked) her first ever 5k Warrior Dash with friends over the weekend. Good times, lots of fun obstacles, some serious mud, and beers at the finish…that’s a good day.

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KATE ALBERGA, Dave's daughter in her first ever swim meet doing the 50 M Free and Breaststroke.  She won!  Check out the photo of her looking at the boy next to her probably thinking "You're going down kid"!

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ANDY GEORGE, VP Technology and daughter AVA from San Diego added podium time to start their weekend. The local Racers & Chasers Winter Mountain Bike Series wrapped up with Andy taking 2nd overall in his category/division after 4 races starting in December and ending on Saturday. Ava tore up the kids course grabbing a winners bag for a remarkable finish coming off an hour straight of warming up in the inflatable jumper…and that’s how the George’s roll

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MICHELE CREPEAU Had a super active Sunday visiting home in the San Francisco Bay Area, ran 6 miles then did family hike with my niece and nephew around the Lafayette Reservoir followed by an early evening hike at Las Trampas with my lifelong best friend Lois Morris.  Thankfully didn’t run into any of the cougars that have been spotted recently!        

 

Thanks for coordinating these weekly weekend warrior reports!  CARMEL CINCO, Software Consultant spent the weekend at Kyokushin Karate Winter Camp at Silver Lake in Peachland, BC.  Camp consisted of six 2-hour training sessions covering everything from moving basics, kata, fighting, and self-defense.  The highlight for me: training at 6am on Saturday morning on the frozen lake under the starry sky…absolutely amazing!  Both photos attached were taken on the frozen lake. JUST A LITTLE CRAZY BUT VERY COOL! PUN INTENDED.

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JIM GARFIELD (M&M) ran the new and improved LA Marathon yesterday representing the MGD 64 ambassador team from Active. One of the highlights was being able to stretch on the Dodger stadium outfield at 5:30 a.m. (in case anyone wants to know what it looks like that early, check out the picture). Ran with ultra distance athlete Dean Karnazes for a few miles and got cheered by John Mellencamp in Beverly Hills….only in LA. 

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On Saturday KAT KEIVENS (Online Account Coordinator) competed in the Sunstrides Black Mountain 7k trail run which is part of the Trail Run Series.  The course was very difficult with a steep incline and the rocky terrain  but I was able to finish it with a time of 49:26.85.  Sunday, MEGAN DUVALL (Project Manager) and I ran 6 miles on the boardwalk in Mission Beach in preparation for the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon in June.  I also hiked 3 miles on Cowles Mountain and played a soccer game.  All in a weekends work!

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MICAH KROPP (Application Specialist) played for the San Diego Old Aztecs in a rugby match in Ocean Beach. In a strong display of skill and effort the Old Aztecs defeated the Pasadena Men’s Rugby Club 48-8. With the victory our record improved to 8-0 and we remained in first place in the Southern California Men’s Rugby Union (Division II).

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MICHAEL STRICKLAND, Copy Writer on the Foundation team, joined other local San Diego hikers on an exploration of canyons and abandoned gold mines on the Banner Grade east of Julian, California.

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Hey Mike, here’s Bothell’s Big Climb weekend…Seattle, WA – (In photo from left to right): STEPHEN BRANSTETTER (General Manager, Camps), JAKE COONEY (Online Marketing Manager), PHILLIP DUGGAN (Thriva QA), ZAC PANTHER (Database Developer), NICOLE PELLEY (Business Analyst), SIJEN OLTHOF (Sr. Implementation Analyst) conquered the tallest building west of the Mississippi this weekend here in Seattle raising $1,226 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps, 788 feet of vertical elevation!  GOOD FOR YOU ALL!

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ADNAN ZAIDI, Senior Technical Account Manager in picture on far laft holding green towel. The Tennis Division, played in the “Battle of the Sexes V” in Las Vegas this past weekend. The competition pitted the University of Cincinnati Women’s Tennis Team versus the “Average Joes” of Las Vegas. The Average Joes dominated the com petition! Spectators and competitors all had a fun weekend playing good tennis and enjoying good food.

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PATTI ROSENTHAL, Industry Manager Cycling had a girls weekend at Snowbird, UT.  Five of us from Durango went to Snowbird UT for some great spring skiing.   Stayed with a couple of great friends who are currently snowboard instructors at Snowbird (also from Durango).   Five girls crammed in 1 car, drove 6 1/2 hours to Sandy UT & had some awesome skiing at Snowbird which offers over 3,000 vertical feet of challenging terrain.  Girls just want to have some FUN!

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MELANIE WIVIOTT (pictured right), Thriva Application Specialist from the Bothell office, participated in the Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon on Sunday March 20th. It was her first half-marathon but just may have gotten the bug to do a few more later this year.

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Summer Solstice Weekend

Posted by Active Toby Jun 23, 2009

LAUREN EDER found a great way to get the heart rate up while strapped to a seat.  I spent an exhilarating hour on Saturday in a 2-seat glider over the Fraser River and British Columbia coastal mountains, near Hope which is about 2 hours west of Vancouver.  Geoff, the pilot, is husband of ex-Class employee Judy Holt, who is really just on extended maternity leave. J  Of course I had to say Yes to the offer of experiencing some aerobatics.  I cannot describe the feeling of “pulling 2 G’s” (new lingo for me), but want to do it again!

 

 

Saturday, three members of European Active Team went to volunteers to the St Jean de Luz stage of the charities race series called Odyssea.

 

From left to right: Loic Metais (St Jean de Luz triathlon race director), CEDRIC PRIMAULT (France account manager), PIERRE DUVELLEROY (Senior account executive) & LAURENT GAUTHIER (Endurance European managing director)

 

 

JIM HINE's Bogus Basis Weekend:

On Saturday we mountain biked the Boise foothills to Gardener Peak, just East of Bogus Basin ski resort....climbing 7,490 ft over 32 miles in a little over 4 hours.  The single track along the ridge was solid, but one of our favorite descents - Shingle Creek - was rutted and sketchy after the heavy rain a week ago.  Then on Sunday my family (and Grandparents!) drove up to Bogus and hiked to the summit of Shafer Butte.  The views came and went with the clouds, but we made a couple snowballs before switch-backing down through the wildflowers.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT SUBKOW: There were dogs from all across the United States that came to ride the waves in Southern California.  CBS morning show, Channels 5, 8, 9, and even a station from Germany were there filming the contest.  The event has gotten so much notoriety that the film makers for the new movie Marmaduke were there to get shots of the “Big Dogs”.  Although my dog Jill didn’t place this year, her team mate from the “Golden SurFurs” took 1st place in the dogs over 40 pounds.  Next Year!  Pictures are courtesy of the Union Tribune.

 

 

JAKE COONEY reports, "With one week left until the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, the Bothell office has done 2 team bike rides as an alternative training event.  Cody Lamens, Jake Cooney, Jay Lee, David Knapp, Nicole Pelley, Chris Inouye, Joel Werdell, Zach Panther, Sijen Olthof, Jason Karls, Brian Grover, and Stephen Branstetter have all participated in the rides."

 

 

 

 

FRANCIS DUPUIS and his wife, Faye Dupuis were in the dragon boat races this past weekend: Recreational Div C Consolation – 4th place @ 2:21.240

 

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Also, my two boys played in a roller hockey tournament, their teams finished first and third. This is Devon with his third place trophy.

 

 

TOBY GUILLETTE completed the 26-mile 9-Peak Challenge across the San Bernardino mountain range on Saturday in 8.5 hours. My 32-mile day started at 2am with an ascent of San Gorgonio (11,499ft), the highest mountain in SoCal, arriving at the summit for sunrise and continued with hike/running 8 more peaks all above 10,000 feet. Since it was a point-to-point route, I had another 10 miles to go to get back to my car after the 26-mile traverse was complete. This is when the real adventure began. I'll post a blog this week with details

 

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March Warrior Weekend

Posted by Active Toby Mar 9, 2009

PATTI ROSENTHAL, Cycling Account Manager, Durango, CO. Another great backcountry trip up in the San Juan Mountains.  This time to the Wolf Creek area to a spot called Lobo Lookout.  Wolf Creek had just gotten 12 inches of fresh powpow.  Well over a 1,000 feet of climbing up with skins on our skis but the fresh powder runs down was well worth it.  Skiing with great friends on a sunny blue bird day!

 

 

JULIUS DAGOT and the [Burnaby office Social Committee |

http://intractive.active.com/Teams/social_committee.html] organized Saturday’s Snow Day—involving 40 employees, family, and friends. The participants skied, snowboarded, and snowtubed at Cypress Mountain. The event was a huge success, and the participants enjoyed a day of fun with the snow, in true Canadian style.

 

       

 

ADNAN ZAIDI played the “Al Mills Memorial Championships”, a USTA sanctioned tournament, in the Men’s 35 Singles. I played well but ended up losing to the #1 seed in the finals. Here is a link to the tournament’s home page (no results have been updated yet):

 

STEPHEN MATSUBA (Foundations) took part in the 2nd Annual British Columbia Kendo Federation Kendo Tournament as a member of the Vancouver Kendo Club.  The competition hosted participants from B.C. as well as a team from Washington State.  I competed in the individual shodan (1st black belt) division and was a member of the Vancouver Kendo Club’s B Team.  While our team did not make it into the medal round, our club’s A Team came in second.

 

   

 

NICO REIS, Active International, Munich, Germany, went to see the Harlem Globetrotters on the World tour in Germany! Now clearly this is one of the Basketball teams, every fan or Player should see at least once in their life. Amazing ball handling, ridiculous dunks, alley oops, etc. but foremost: Great entertainment. Needless to say they won their game against the Washington Generals (whom the Globetrotters defeated in the past 50 years, by the way).

 

JIM GARFIELD (AMG) was a victim of the State of California budget woes.  He hit a major pothole on PCH in Malibu while riding up to Ventura. This time it was really only the bike that broke and not his shoulder.  He also discovered that although very cool, the Active riding kit was not road rash resistant.  Hey Arnold…how about throwing some $ towards road repair!!!!

 

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TOBY GUILLETTE ran 26 miles on the Noble Canyon trail on Saturday morning and then joined up with AIREY BARINGER and JESSE HAMMOND on Sunday for a mellow bike ride through OB, Point Loma, Harbor Island and Little Italy. 

 

 

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Active Warriorfest Weekend

Posted by Active Toby Oct 13, 2008

Chris Wheeler, Account Executive, Blue Bear Software

I did the Fiesta Island Time Trial on Sunday morning.  It was a brisk morning with just enough wind to make it hurt that much more.  It was my first cycling race, so it was way outside my comfort zone, but a fun experience none-the-less.  Afterwards, I went on a 40 mile cool-down ride up the coast with friends. 

 

Steve Mazza

I rode my mountain bike at Mission Trails Regional Park (with former Active-ite Matt Codling) on Sunday. After some sweet downhill sections, we pedaled up South Fortuna Mountain as far up as we could, then carried our bikes up the west face to the top. Incredibly clear views to the east of the San Diego backcountry, and to the southwest of the Coronado Islands and Mexico.

 

 

Bill Bliven, Account Executive- Major Accounts

Twenty two riders from all over the country descended on Lake Tahoe for our 12th annual “Old Guy Mountain Bike Camp” As in previous years, the trails, and the weather and rider entertainment were outstanding.  The weather for the weekend: sunshine, rain, snow and wind were the order.   As for our rides the scenery, workouts and crashes were better than ever!  We spent our days on four fantastic, but different trails.

 

 

 

 

An update from last weekend on behalf of Emily Ogata Application Specialist, NFL and me Kirstin Hartos, Implementation Analyst:

 

Our rugby team, the San Diego Surfers, secured our region’s only seed for the USA Rugby National Championships in a decisive 24-0 win over our league rival Belmont Shore in the Southern California championship last weekend (please note: no ambulances or trips to the ER this time).  The first round of the tournament is held in St. Louis, MO on October 25-26 with the potential to advance to the finals in Sanford, FL on November 8-9.  The Surfers are one of only 16 teams that get the chance to compete at this level. Since we are a non-profit organization, funded almost solely by player dues, we are asking everyone we know to make a donation to help defray the cost of traveling and competing at a national level.  All donations are completely tax deductible.  Any support would be greatly appreciated and will assist us in bringing recognition to Southern California women’s rugby.  Visit our donation page here: http://active.com/donate/sdsurfersrugby2008.  Or check out our website for more info on the team: http://sdsurfersrugby.com.  Thanks in advance for your support!

 

 

Mathew Henry

I ran the 2008 Chicago Marathon with my sister after a rough 2007 outing.  We made it to the halfway point in 2:20, but the 80 degree heat got the better of us and we finished together in 5:07.  All in all, the marathon went much better for Chicago this time around.  Lots of water and much less busy medical tents.  All the better as they go for the Olympics in 2016!

 

Patti Rosenthal

Did the annual 55-mile mtn bike ride from Durano to Farmington.  A beautiful mtn bike ride on back oil roads & ends on 12 miles of awesome single track.  There were 8 of us & I was the token female on the ride.  It took us 6 hrs & 45 minutes which included 2 lunch stops

 

 

 

 

Mike MacDonald, Web Developer

From Tuesday to Friday I visited my aunt and uncle that live in a remote area of Mono Lake.  Wednesday I did some manual labor for their landscaping business in about 35 degree weather.  Thursday I drove 10 miles on an unpaved road to visit the ghost town Bodie, where I hiked around for 7 hours taking pictures and finding cool artifacts in 30 degree weather (and 50 mph wind!).  Friday morning greeted me with 14 degrees on the thermometer, and a blizzard between Mono Lake and Reno. Tons of fun!

 

Toby Guillette, Community Development Specialist

This weekend marked the end of my peak training for Silverman (my first Ironman) in November. Saturday I ran 22 miles from La Jolla Shores to Fletchers Cove in Solana Beach and ran into Michele Ulrich who was out for her final long run before her NYC Marathon next month. We ran together for ~6 miles. On Sunday, Ryan Drew, Airey Baringer, Rebecca Divita and I froze on our bikes in 32 degree temps at the start of our ride in Pine Valley. We rode the Laguna Triangle route which included over 30 miles of climbing in the mountains east of San Diego. Here’s the shot of the day:

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MATT & JENNIFER LANDA, DAVE & CHRIS ALBERGA and MIKE REILLY all played at the Coastwise Mile event held Saturday just down the street from the original Active office in La Jolla, CA (such good memories!). The event was sponsored by Coastwise Financial the company owned by one of Active’s original founders and former CFO SCOTT KYLE (back right of pic) and his wife CARLIE KYLE a former Sales rep at Active (Yes an Active romance & marriage). Scott ran the Mile and their son JET ran the 50 yard dash. 

 

MATT & JENNIFER LANDA were there with their 3 boys (all pictured) who each ran very fast and had fun. Even though their youngest, 2 year old ADAM decided to go missing during the event but was found heading down the stairs to the beach! DAVE & CHRIS ALBERGA ran with their daughters KATE & EMMA. KATE & MOM ran the Mutt Mile with their dog SCOUT while DAVE ran most of the way with EMMA on his shoulders. 

 

MIKE REILLY said announcing a 1 mile event this Saturday then next Saturday (Oct.11) the 140.6 mile 17 hour Ironman Hawaii World Championship is a bit of a contrast to say the least. Oh well someone has to do it! Then on Sunday, Reilly rode the 62 mile Tour de Poway bike event with over 3000 ft of climbing in east San Diego County!

 

JON BELMONTE reported another active weekend for the Belmontes. This week’s soccer matches had an interesting twist…Silent Saturday. Parents and coaches were restricted from yelling, screaming and cheering during the game.  An interesting experiment…benefits were that the kids were forced to be more self motivated / directed while also having the figure the game out on their own (as opposed to be told what to do by parents and coaches the entire game).  The other benefit was a heightened awareness by adults re: what’s appropriate behavior on the sidelines.  Hana and Jon’s team won their U8 Girls game 2-0, while Cal scored 2 goals in his team’s U6 co-ed game. 

 

On Sunday, Rita and Hana went on a Brownie troop hike at Torrey Pines reserve, and then joined Calvin and Jon for fishing at Crystal Pier.  They came back empty handed, but had a good time nonetheless.

 

CAITLYN BARKER reports that she and MIKE DOBRANSKY (Team Lead, LeagueOne) ran, crawled, climbed and push-up’d their way through the Boot Camp Challenge this weekend at MCRD. Mike raced the Men’s Elite division and placed 5th in his division and 20th overall with a time of 20:19. My friend Chelsey and I came in much later with a time of 31:37 but had a blast! They added a few new obstacles this year making for a very fun but still challenging run. ANDA WILLETT (Software Trainer, Active Net) came to cheer us on and decided it looked like so much fun that she’s going to participate next year! I included a couple of pictures; my favorite is Chelsey getting creamed by one of the Drill Instructors…I should have known better than to stop and laugh because he dropped me for ten pushups right after that….lesson learned!

 

 

 

 

PATTI ROSENTHAL (Industry Manger, Cycling in Durango, CO) did the Road Apple Rally on Saturday in Farmington, NM.  It's the longest running annual mountain bike race - 28th anniversary this year. A fast, fun course with lots of whoop sections. Finished 1st in the Beginner Women's 40-49 Division (blue-hair division). Main goal was to stay upright since I had fresh stitches in the arm from a MTB crash last Thursday.

 

TOYA REAVIS competed in the Balboa Boogie Cross Country 5K Race on Saturday. It was at Morley field in Balboa Park (without the crazy hill). Unfortunately I had a very emotional 2 weeks and no sleep the last 2 days before the race.  I won my age group in 20:39.  I am fitter than 6:39 pace but I could not move due to no sleep. I am glad I could win my age group and keep my team in first place in this Cross Country series.

 

MIKE MACDONALD, Web Developer, finished my first triathlon in 1 hour 10 minutes, just slightly slower than I had hoped.  The weather was great and I’m already looking forward to my next tri.  Thanks to all the Active folks that came out and cheered us on!

 

MARC VILLANUEVA, Web Applications Developer in SD, did the Mission Bay Triathlon this past Sunday.  This was my first triathlon and I had a good time.  Thanks to all of the Active folks who came out to cheer us on.

 

MARK WARBLE, Desktop Management Admin, participated in the Mission Bay Tri yesterday (sun 10/5).  It was nice being involved in one of the oldest triathlons held here in San Diego.  I had a finishing time of 1:08:28.  It was good to get back in the water…even if it was Mission Bay. =)  The morning was overcast and cool, which made for a nice race day.  I was happy to hear cheers from fellow Active employees (thanks for the support!) and seeing other Active members participating. 

 

KEVIN BEATTY, completed the Mission Bay Triathlon yesterday. Pretty interesting zig zag course and felt at times that a beach cruiser might have been a better choice of a bike to get through all of the puddles. Overall it was a great race and I’m excited for the next one…70.3 anyone? 

 

 

ASHLEY ELLIS was at the Mission Tri to cheer friends along. This was my girl Ashley and Jenny's first Tri and they did awesome.  Here is a cute picture from the event also with Kevin Beatty (account ex. Tennis) who rocked it. I have never attended a Tri before where I was so impressed with how well everyone did. Congrats to everyone from Active!

 

BURT REPINE and his friend day hiked Mt. Whitney (14,497 ft.) on Sunday. Though the previous day’s snowstorm left some parts of the trail a little dicey we had a gorgeous day of weather w/o a cloud in the sky. The 21-mile roundtrip (we shaved a mile off of the distance by starting at the old trailhead) took roughly 11.5 hours and I am happy to report that I made it all the way back home and in bed by 9pm last night -


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JAKE COONEY ran the Portland Marathon this weekend which was my first marathon. My goal was to get around 4:00 and ended up with a time of 3:40.  It was a very scenic run with just enough rain to stay cool but not get soaked. Also, with the help of Lauren Dachille and Dana Blackwood, I got some video footage of the race director Les Smith for the ActiveEndurance website. Stay tuned! I’m waiting for the website to post race photos.  If they get posted before the report goes out, I’ll send a photo.  Thanks.

 

KRISTIN HACE, Online Advertising Account Manager, participated in the MCRD Bootcamp Challenge for the second year in a row. It’s an extremely fun, fairly quick race that’s 3 miles long with bootcamp-type obstacles to go through, such as jumping over walls, crawling through tunnels and pushup stations (blew through those, thank you very much for the practice Arch!)  If you haven’t tried this one yet, definitely keep it on your radar for next year…it’s a great group of people and a great time!

 

 

LAUREN DANCHILLE, along with Dana Blackwood and MIke Coleman, attend the Portland Marathon Event Directors College in conjunction with the Portland Marathon on Sunday. Dana and Lauren even participated in the 10k Mayor's Run that started at mile 20. It was a beautiful course and we even braved the rain!

 

KRISTI DUBIEL, Implementation Analyst, woke up bright and early to run in the Hope for a Cure 5k on behalf of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  It was a perfect morning and it was so great to see so many people, young and old out supporting such a great cause.  Immediately after the run I had to go to my indoor soccer game where we ended up losing 7-8!!!  I have a fabulous battle wound on the back side of my leg.  One of the guys launched a shot and my leg caught the brute of it and now I have an actual soccer ball bruise on my leg.  It is pretty classy

 

JENNI MILLER, Account Manager, Running, did the MCRD Boot Camp Challenge this weekend. It was one of the most fun races I have ever participated in. Throughout the course there were drill sergeants yelling at everyone and obstacles you had to go through including hay jumps, tunnel crawls, fox holes & trenches. One note to anyone who ever does this race in the future – don’t smile at the drill sergeants when they are yelling at you or you will be forced to do pushups until they allow you to proceed… I learned that one the hard way! Good times!

 

GT from the San Diego Foundations team took part in the 23rd annual Tour De Poway. The 18 mile loop was scenic and the people great. Could have done without the 1,000ft climb though…

 

 

Liz Harrell, San Diego…Another great ride up the coast this weekend.  47 miles!!!  This was after I had to take a 2 week break due to some medical stuff. UCSD up to Oceanside and back.  No Torrey Pines this time. My goal was to increase mileage, not the number of times I conquered Torrey Pines  I’m close to the half way mark as I train for my first century ride.  Why the insanity?  Check it out…http://pages.teamintraining.org/sd/tucson08/lharrell

 

Amber Martin, Bret Harris, Andrea Rishmawi and friends summited Half Dome peak this weekend in Yosemite National Park.  The weekend started off as great as we rented beach cruises and toured through the valley floor on Friday.  Then came the 24 hour torrential downpour to try and dampen our spirits…but in spite of a few soaked sleeping bags and the rather ominous beginnings, the weather cleared up on Sunday and we were able to make the climb.  Standing at an elevation of 8,842ft, the 17 mile trek took about 12hrs roundtrip.  The final ascent to the summit is made possible by some metal cables, a few wooden planks, and a traffic jam of people suspended at 60 degrees of granite slab!

 

 

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After some last minute tips from triathlon legend Michellie Jones, JIM GARFIELD (AMG) PR'd in the Santa Barbara Long Course Tri. This in spite of last Wednesday's ActiveX hate-a-thon work out!

 

 

TAWNYA BORDALO and her husband ran the End of Summer Fire Run from La Jolla to PB on Sunday. This was our first event together and we had such a great time! The conditions were nice and cool in the morning and the course was easy and quick. I was able to decrease my average mile time by 54 seconds! Big thanks to ActiveX and the weekly trail running group!

 

BROOKE KIRKPATRICK and her fiancé Jim ran the Copper Mountain Half marathon this last Saturday finishing at 2:10.  Out of the women, I was the 14th to finish, but there were a total of 82 people for this race!!  The first half of the race took us around Copper Mountain Village and the second half was climbing up Vail Pass and then a nice run down to finish! 

 

TOYA REAVIS competed in the Wild Duck 5K Cross Country race this Saturday. It is the 1st race of the Dirt Dog Cross Country series. It was very very competitive as most of the best runners in the region come out for the series. I was 17th woman overall and won 3rd in my age group. My time was 20:22 on a tough hilly course and it was warm and humid. 20:22 was same time I ran last week in the AFC 5K which was a flat road race on pavement - I am getting stronger.

 

HANNAH SANSONE made the long drive South to Imperial Beach for the IB Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. I placed 4th in my age group and was 20th overall out of a field of 152 women. This was such a fun day - everyone at the event was happy and positive and stepping up to cheer each other on. And I ran into another athlete from Active, Emily Ogata, which was definitely a highlight of the morning!

 

NUNO COSTA also competed in Imperial Beach Tri this weekend - finished 2nd in my age group - 25-29 Best finish in a race for me ever

 

 

ARCH and Christy Fuston moved this weekend with the help of some ActiveX’ers. We had a moving dolly, but we all agreed it would make it too easy, so we left it in the truck. Ahh, the intrinsic benefits of ActiveX!

 

 

LIZ & Scott HARRELL (San Diego office) rode with Team in Training this Saturday. Liz rode her bicycle for 21 miles!!! First time ever. Was even able to clip in and out with out falling down (not as easy as it sounds). Scott tackled 26 miles and discovered that padded bike shorts really do help!!! We are training for a century ride, El Tour de Tucson with Team in Training. They train us; we raise money for a really great cause.

 

TRISH OBERHAUS did the Accenture Chicago Triathlon for the second year and had a great time. We had beautiful weather for race day and I improved my sprint distance time from last year. I was also able to meet and hang out with Toby this weekend which was very cool. My wave started the race more than an hour before Toby’s did, so when I finished I went back to the part of the course where the run begins. I ran with him to cheer him on (but only for a little bit because I couldn’t keep up)

 

TOBY GUILLETTE raced the Olympic-distance Accenture Chicago Triathlon against 4,088 others and finished 262nd overall. The highlight of my trip was finally meeting Trish, my fellow Online Community Specialist, who I’ve worked with for over a year.

 

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ACTIVE TEAM MEMBERS WITH CELEBRITIES WILL ALWAYS MAKE THE REPORT! ENJOY YOUR WEEK.  Mike

 

LAURENT GAUTHIER has 2 reports below and he says greetings from the very beautiful south of Austria where has taken place the IM Austria yesterday. NICO REIS German account manager & marketing – with myself Europe Manager were at Klagenfurth to meet Triangle Sports owner of IM Austria a good client of Active International. The race has been amazing and really fast, specially with two woman breaking the world record of Paula Newy Fraser.

 

 

Last week end LAURENT GAUTHIER – Europe Manager – gather a group of friend and client to ride l’Etape in the south French mountain called “Les Pyrenées”.

A nice and scenic bike ride of 169kms/106miles, as usual, morale was high this morning in Pau, where nearly 8 500 amateur cyclists were ready for the start of the latest edition of the MONDOVELO Etape du Tour. A fine rain over the race area that began around 5:30 am called for special precautions, and it took nearly half an hour for everyone to cross the starting line.

The ride has two main difficulties with the Tourmalet pass (Km 116,5 Col du Tourmalet Ascent of 23,4 km at a 7,5% gradient) & at Km 165 Hautacam Ascent of 15,2 km at a 7,2% gradient.

Despite the bad weather, the group manage to get to the finish line and have had lot of fun while this week end.

Special congratulations, for Nathalie Jouffret who finished in 8h40’ with her husband Christophe from Look Bicycles & some big congratulations to Peyo from AI for completing this very hard bike race in 8h18’ with only three months of bike training!!!!

Next year, Dave Alberga & Mike Reilly will be with us. J

 

From left to right: Christophe Reece ( Xerox), Georg Hochegger (Triangle – IM France), Christophe & Nathalie Jouffret from Look bicycles, Stephane Janssone (Compex), Laurent Gauthier (AI – Europe Manager), Peyo Duvelleroy 1er (AI – Account Executive), Ben Armengaud from TriOx!

 

JENNIFER SALTERS MAGNONE, Dir New Business Dev and EDNA CASTANEDA from the New York office had a different sort of ‘active’ week last week. They were lucky enough to see John Mayer’s performance in Times Square last Tuesday and MORE IMPORTANTLY meet John Mayer!!!

 

 

But EDNA CASTANEDA met John and also worked out! She completed a 63 mile bike ride yesterday for the American Cancer Society. The ride began at the Ben Franklin Bridge of Philadelphia and ended in south Jersey close to Atlantic City. She was accompanied by the rest of her “Dream Team 7/13” members as well as first time ride cyclist, her 13 year old goddaughter/cousin Danielle Gonzales who rode the first 25 miles and showed glimmers of Lance Armstrong throughout the tough hills. The day was beautiful, the ride was long but the event was inspirational to see thousands come together to fight cancer and remember those who have been lost. We did this one for Chila!

 

 

 

EMILY CHAN-NORRIS reports in that on Sunday, Active X’ers Ryan Drew, Andrea Rishmawi, Jenni Miller, Karen Hardy, and Emily Chan-Norris watched the Carlsbad Triathlon to cheer on Hannah Sansone and Jim Garfield. It was a great time! (Picture Attached)

 

 

AMBER MARTIN pulled a double with a wedding in the Bay Area with childhood friends dancing until 1am. Then the next morning did the Jungle Run half marathon which is a First Wave event one of our great clients. Exhausted I ran the half in 2hrs, but it was a fun local race, and it was great to meet one of the race directors I have worked with over the phone for 3 years.

 

STEVE MAZZA was back east competing in the Rhode Island 70.3 half Ironman.  He swam 36 min. bike in 3:30 and ran in 2:54 for a total time of 6:44.  He practically had his entire family waiting for him at the finish line.  He said it was one of the most beautiful events he has ever been at.

 

JIM GARFIELD reports that Active X’ers Bethany Dominick, Ryan Drew, Jim Garfield, Carson Hinkley, Jared Hinkley, Mary Cecil, Kelly Schulte, Latane Mead, Arch Fuston, Rebecca DaVita, Mike DaVita ventured into La Jolla Cove Friday night for swim to the buoys in preparation for the July 27 Solana Beach Triathlon. First time “Cover’s” Latane Meade and Kelly Schulte high five each other in the middle of the swim! 

 

 

 

MICHAEL FOX, ActiveEducate Account Exec spent the weekend biking, kayaking and hiking around Catalina Island. It was hot and humid, and our hotel was at the very top of the hill which made for a challenging climb at the end of the day, but upon arrival we were able to jump in the pool for some much needed respite. The following day was spent entirely at Descanso Bay. The snorkeling was awesome; there were a ton of Garibaldi (pictured below, although not my picture) and a lot of other as-yet-unidentified fish. Also awesome was the raft that I spent most of the day floating on!

 

 

CHRIS WHEELER, Account Exec Blue Bear raced in Long Beach, CA at the Southwestern Rowing Regional’s with San Diego Rowing Club. I competed in the Men’s Masters 8, finishing third, Men’s Open Double finishing second by 0.4 seconds to a couple of other SDRC guys, and Men’s Open 8, winning by open water. The Open 8 was an especially big win because there’s a pretty historic rivalry between us and the second place crew. They aren’t used to losing by that much, so it was really exciting for the whole program.

 

 

SHANNON FIACK writes about ALLY WARD. Ally and he partner DOMINATED at the World Beach Bocce Ball Championships that were held Saturday at Dog Beach, Del Mar. This is the second time in her 4 years of competition that Ally has been crowned champion and she’s a dead eye. After a neck-and-neck game in the quarterfinals, she faced her arch nemesis, Trudy, in the semi-finals and easily defeated Trudy’s team, amid the chanting and heckling of the crowd surrounding her court (the booze ban was lifted for this special event). The strength of Ally and her partner lies in their long range game – most other teams lost accuracy the further away the pelina (the small ball you aim for) was thrown. Mild-mannered Ally Ward becomes a fierce competitor when it comes to her bocce game and she showed her will to win by becoming the 2008 World Champions of Beach Bocce Ball! WAY TO GO ALLY!

 

KRISTEN ADELMAN, account manager and 3 of her best friends from 3rd grade, Kristi, Dina and Heather) participated in the 2 Day Avon walk for Brest Cancer up in San Francisco this past weekend, where both fun and success were achieved by all, 3.200 walkers raised over $7.3 million dollars. The 39.3 mile route included all the great sites of the city, including their well known hills and the Golden Gate Bridge. The finish line was awesome we were surprised by both Kristi and Dina’s moms (a 10 year breast cancer survivor) we almost signed up for next year’s event but we were unable to reach an unanimous decision, Boston or D.C?

 

 

TOYA REAVIS kicked some serious butt this weekend. She raced the Mile at the USATF West Region Masters Championships at Cal State San Marcos this Saturday. I had a quite a week leading up to the race. I was in Eugene OR for the US Track & Field Olympic Trials for 10 days and just returned on Monday. Due to the quick deadline my friend signed me up for “a track meet.” She did not tell me it was a regional championship. I was so exhausted all week from the trip and not sure that I could race on Saturday. It was around 88 degrees and very windy for the race. I was beyond nervous. This would be my first track race since returning from injuries. The guns goes off and I take the lead. The first lap was 84 (slow), I was leading the whole time and hitting a tough headwind on the backstretch each lap L - the girl behind me was on my heels and I could hear her coach yelling “stay on her to block the wind.” She tried to go ahead of me on the last lap and I decided to just go at that time as I was holding back waiting for 200 meters to go. I won in 5:39 – I put 8 seconds on her on the last lap. My last lap was 78 seconds. Now I am the West Regional Masters Mile champion. – pretty good considering my fatigue and lack of races. Toya, wish I could have seen that last lap!

 

HANNAH SANSONE, account exec Swimming was back at it after a 2-year hiatus, I competed in the Carlsbad Triathlon on Sunday along with fellow Active X-er Jim Garfield. I had a solid race (she finished 15 out of 48 in her division) and it was an absolutely beautiful day, so the event was tons of fun. It was made even better when I heard Andrea Rishmawi, Jenni Miller, Ryan Drew, Karen Hardy and Emily Chan-Norris cheering from the sidelines, and they were right there to welcome me across the finish line – what a way to dive right back into racing!

 

JASON LO and The Burnaby Active Assassins finished off their season this past Sunday with their final regular season game. The Assassins going into Sunday’s game was bumped to 3rd place in the division through the week and played the 2nd place team in the div to determine who would solidify 2nd position. The Assassins came through with a whopping 10 – 1 victory over the Burnaby Blues and have solidified a good spot and confidence going into the playoffs beginning this coming Friday Evening. Game Highlights : “Mr Hockey” RYAN LYSTER missing his slapshot as pictured in the bottom left, but taking out his anger afterwards and upending a Blues player on the boards right afterwards as evidenced by the dangling wheels in the air on the next picture.

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WILD  WEEKEND 5/3/08

Posted by IMVoice May 5, 2008

CAN YOU BELIEVE MAY IS HERE ALREADY? NO EXCUSES, LONG WARM SUMMER DAYS TO GET AND STAY FIT BUT HAVE FUN DOING IT. Mike

 

First report today is from Europe and LAURENT GAUTHIER European Managing Director. As he was visiting the ING Europe Marathon in Luxemburg this weekend he did the hilly night Half Marathon Saturday evening. Among 4500 participants, I’ve manage to cruise and get to the finish line at the 232e with a finish time of 1h36. This race is very well organized and growing fast, we are hoping to work with them next year. We will hold you to that Laurent!

 

 

EDNA CASTANEDA Account Manager, Client Services in NYC wrote a great weekend report. OK When I began at Active almost a year ago, from the beginning I was completely impressed by the athleticism that the entire organization consistently has. As I further got to know my fellow Active coworkers, especially my Client Service team (yah!) I was extremely impressed by everyone’s accomplishments: Kristin’s triathlons, Megan running the NYC marathon in spite of all the challenges she had due to the San Diego fires and Ms. Kelly running Chicago (her first marathon) in the hottest of all days. I recall sitting in the stands at the NYC marathon both cheering and then witnessing a younger gentleman who had wheeled his way through entire course. At the last 300 yards he got up and with his walker, crossed the finish line. It was that day that I decided; ok running will be my challenge.

 

Yesterday, I completed the Long Branch (NJ) Half Marathon. This course is a USAT&F certified course and used as a Boston qualifier. The day was great, the run fantastic and the event was unforgettable.

 

I want to send a heart felt THANK YOU to my CS Team (love ya ladies), to the entire Active Trainer team (couldn’t have done it without my plan) and to my NYC mentors (Brenda Seidner Reilly and Michelle Crepeau). Along with everyone else that sent me their best wishes along the training process. Today is a rest day!

 

A WILD BUNCH at WILDFLOWER Triathlon near Paso Robles, CA. Team members (as pictured left to right) MICHELLE VELENTI, LUKE SMITH, JIM GARFIELD, JESSE HAMMOND & MARK WARBLE did the Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday. MARK WARBLE Systems Admin in SD office knocked 19 minutes off his time from last year and was part of the Team in Training, he and 25 other teammates raised $106,000 for LLS. JESSE HAMMOND had a goal to beat LIKE SMITH by 1 second and he did by 3 minutes going 2:40:42. He would like to thank his sponsors ActiveX, Team Active Employees Who Commute to Work by Bike and bagel Fridays—for all their support. Thanking sponsors? JESSE you’re not that good!

 

 

NOLAN HANSEN Accounts Receivable also did Wildflower this past weekend. He competed in the 2008 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon (1.2 mile S, 56 mile B, 13.1 mile R) located at San Antonio Lake in Monterey County California. The course was hilly, challenging, and painful, which definitely contributed to a great race experience. He just broke 5 hours going 4:59.

 

JAKE COONEY Online Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA did his very first running race this weekend. One of the world’s largest road races the Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, WA. The race features the famed Doomsday hill at 5 miles and they call it “Mount Doom”. Jake ran 1:04 and has already signed up for more races, kept up Jake!

 

ADNAN ZAIDI Technical Account Manager for Tennis in San Diego played in the Men’s open division of the Miccosukee Adult Tennis Championship. I came up short in the first round and had to retire in the third set due to a hamstring injury. Unfortunately this is the second week in a row I have had to retire with an injury in tournament play but I am feeling better about my tennis progress every day. Good Luck Adnan!

 

STEPHANIE SNAMAN & her MOM did their first ever triathlon yesterday in SD at the Spring Sprint. We were nervous about the swim as we were novice swimmers but we prevailed and had a fantastic time. My mom placed in her category and I came in middle of the pack in my age group. Not too shabby for first timers! Can't wait for the next one!

 

 

AMBER MARTIN also completed her first triathlon, the Mission Bay Triathlon this weekend in SD. It went really well, I finished towards the front of my age group and it took me about an hour. Still waiting for results to be posted so I can get a better idea. Since it started in waves the clock time was for the wave in front of me not me.

 

TOBY GUILLETTE, Online Community Specialist for Endurance Sports run more miles a week than most of us drive! He logged another weekend of trail running with 30 mountain miles on Saturday and 18 miles on Sunday to close out an 80-mile week. The next 2 weekends mark the peak of my training for the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run on June 7-8. It’s starting to get exciting because the month countdown is about to begin and I’m confident I’ll be ready.

 

ARCH FUSTON says there’s no place like home. I have to post this even though he wasn’t in an event. Anyone that goes home to help the parents cut down 8 trees, haul 40 truck loads of branches, build a 50 foot rock path and then mow 5 acres on a John Deere is a Weekend Warrior! Dude it would have been easier doing an Ironman!

 

And I have to do a proud Dad update. My son ANDY REILLY was chosen on his College All League team this weekend and was given his team’s MVP for the 2nd year. Now on to the playoffs and the Major League draft June 5 & 6!

 

Andy Reilly senior third baseman hit a Point Loma Nazarene University high .375, collecting 66 hits in 176 at bats. He scored 30 runs, belting 18 doubles (fourth best in the GSAC), two triples and four homeruns. Reilly knocked in 36 runs and swiped nine bags in 10 attempts. In the field he contributed 124 putouts with 37 assists.

 

 

2008 Baseball All-GSAC Team

POS. ATHLETE SCHOOL YEAR HOMETOWN

C Tyler Diamond The Master's Junior Simi Valley, CA

C Josh Jackson Fresno Pacific Junior Antelope Valley, CA

1B Brice Cutspec Azusa Pacific Sophomore Westminster, CA

2B Hawkins Gebbers Biola Junior Brewster, WA

3B Andy Reilly Point Loma Nazarene Senior Poway, CA

SS Nick Rotkowitz Biola Junior Westminster, CA

SS Matt Venegas Azusa Pacific Senior La Verne, CA

IF/UTL Steve Goins Cal Baptist Senior Riverside, CA

DH Stephen Kohatsu Azusa Pacific Senior Covina, CA

OF Kaohi Downing Point Loma Nazarene Junior Honolulu, HI

OF Justin Keeney Fresno Pacific Junior Lancaster, CA

OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Azusa Pacific Junior Highlands Ranch, CO

OF David West Biola Junior Coronado, CA

P Lance Janke San Diego Christian Senior El Cajon, CA

P Enrique Lechuga Concordia Senior Seeley, CA

P Chris Schwinden Fresno Pacific Senior Visalia, CA

P Tim Woodward The Master's Junior Chatsworth, CA

P Joe Zeller The Master's Sophomore Mission Viejo, CA

RP Daniel Brodie Fresno Pacific Junior Oakdale, CA

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Janean Nation, Account Manager – ActiveSports

My sister Michelle (Product Manager) and I participated in the Iron Girl Las Vegas Triathlon this weekend with another of our sisters.  It was my first triathlon and I had a great time.  Michelle and I did the sprint, finishing 310th and 312th out of about 800 racers.  Michelle had a slightly heroic moment when she helped a panicked swimmer out of the water in the first 25 yards and then swam back up to help me through my weakest leg.  Overall it was a great experience and I can’t wait to give it another go!

 

Shawn Boom, Sacramento office

On Saturday I ran the Diablo Trail Marathon - 8,000 vertical feet of climbing and 90 degrees, quite a feat and quite tough on the feet given the rocky trail.  I'm normally a 3 hr marathoner and this one was so steep and hilly it took me 7 hours!  Attached is a photo from near the 4,000 ft summit.

 

Carrie Smith, Marketing Services Conversion Specialist

Last week I was in the British Virgin Islands as part of an open water swim vacation.  The water was so clear that we did underwater videotaping in the sea for stroke analysis!  The temperature was perfect, no wetsuits needed.  This trip had it all…snorkeling, sea life, sailing, plenty of swimming, and sunsets.

 

 

Caitlyn Barker, Support Team Lead, Professional Services

I recently travelled to Guam and spent a week swimming, snorkeling and hiking around the island. One of the cool things I discovered was a Geocache game that is played all over the world. Little “caches” like the one in the picture are hidden all over the world and folks are supposed to use GPS devices to find these. I pretty much liken it to a modern day treasure hunt! I just happened to learn about this game when I almost tripped on the canister in the rock on Mt Lam Lam. My boyfriend Colin and I hiked this mountain which happens to be the tallest peak on the island, about 3,000 feet in elevation. Later, we went snorkeling in the bay to cool off. The trip also included a chance to watch some friends participate in the Xterra Off Road Triathlon and Guam Marathon that weekend, watching these participants compete while enduring the high heat and humidity levels amazed me!

 

Amber Martin

I went on a 3 day cruise to Mexico. Between the sunbathing still managed to get in something Active. We went horse back riding down the beach in Ensenada. My first time on a horse since being bucked off when I was 10…it was interesting to say the least.

 

Jim Garfield, Director, Business Development

In the true spirit of Mr. Reilly, I had the opportunity to channel him in announcing the Nautica South Beach Triathlon.  In the photo I was happy to announce the winners of the female celebrity relay team (Triathlete Katya Meyer, Tennis Star Anna Kournikova, me and Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder Dara Torres.  Next time I am going to race!!!

 

Kirstin Hartos, Implementation Analyst

I attended the first of three weekend rugby camps to try-out for the Southern California (SCRFU) women’s select side team.  Each of the seven territories in the US will put a select side team together to play in the USA Rugby National All-Star Tournament in June in Pittsburgh.  We had almost 30 girls at the try-out this weekend, and expect more players at the camp in Los Angeles at the beginning of May.  On Saturday we did some ball-handling, tackling and fitness testing in the morning, broke out into backs and forwards in the afternoon to run through set plays, and then scrimmaged ourselves at the end of the day.  On Sunday morning we had another scrimmage against another women’s team representing the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union (MARFU), but ended up losing 15-0 after 110 minutes of rugby.  I managed to nail the goal-post on our only penalty kick attempt, and the ref changed his mind and took back our try in the first period – it was a frustrating that we didn’t convert on our opportunities to score.  But aside from being generally sore (and bruised), I managed to stay injury free – and am looking forward to the next camp in May.

 

Michelle Valenti

I supported being active by attending the Navy Moto X World Championships at Qualcomm. I had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the event! The freestyle tricks are unbelievable, and riders like Ricky Carmichael and Travis Pastrana are really impressive to watch.

 

 

Tina Novak, Software Trainer

I was up in Utah for a long weekend, camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and all around loving life at the majestic Zion National Park. Hiked up a bunch of different trails there, but the highlights were Observation Point and Angels Landing. Observation Point we kind of tackled as an afterthought, and came to find out that we hiked 4 miles to the top of Zion (about a mile high) where this photo was taken. What? You can hike to the top of Zion? I’m glad we didn’t know we were going that high because we might not have done the hike! Angels Landing was my most challenging hike, not physically, but emotionally. I am absolutely terrified of heights but managed to crawl my way across the narrow trails with 1,000 foot drop offs on both sides to the top to enjoy the amazing views. Talk about feeling accomplished!

 

Alex Walker, sales at EventRegister and Andrew Frantz, developer from Thriva, took a trip to Steven’s Pass for a little action in the Terrain Park. After months of building up the courage, faceplants and failed attempts, we finally we able to compile this short video of our accomplishments.

 

San Diego Mud Run

 

LAURA HILTS, ANDREA RISHMAWI, and CARRIE JAMES did the SD Mud Run (Team 5k) Sunday afternoon. At 100 degrees, it was a scorcher, thank God for those breathable Active X shirts

 

 

Marc Villanueva,Danny Roa, Bryan Paijit, Jesse Hammond and Jesse's girlfriend

 

"Mud Run Baby!!!"

 

Kevin Beatty

Ran in the San Diego 10K Mud Run in La Mesa with a group of friends. Still picking the mud out of my ears and fingernails today but had a blast doing it. No idea what our time was. 

 

Amy Steiner, Heidi Achenbach and Christina Hanson ran the San Diego Mud Run on Sunday. We finished the hilly, muddy, obstacle-ridden and crowded 5K course at 50:10, but with temperatures over 100° in La Mesa on Sunday, we’re just glad we survived it!

 

Lacey Shaw, Polly Marrangoni and Katrina LeBlanc did the San Diego Mud Run 5K in el Cajon on Sunday. As temps reached record breaking 100 degrees we were glad there was some mud to cool us off. =)

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Warriors 5000

Posted by Active Toby Apr 7, 2008

Pierre Duvelleroy, Account Executive, International:

On Sunday April 6th, Paris was hosting the 5th largest marathon in the world with 35 000 participants and 29 706 athletes on the start line. Among them, 3 Active members: Jenny Kinnear from our London office, the Active Globe trotter Laurent Gauthier, and Pierre Duvelleroy from France.

 

For her first marathon, Jenny ended up finishing around 4h30 with a strong finish. With only 35°F on the start line, the conditions were not ideal but assisted by 9 times former Ironman Laurent, Pierre ended up his first attempt on the distance in 3h40. Great race, lots of fun and one more marathon run for Active.

 

Check out Laurent and Pierre’s picture below. Laurent is wearing the Active.com hat just in case…Lots of ED on the start line…

 

 

Stephen Branstetter, General Manager:

This weekend I participated in a decathlon requiring the utmost advanced training and skill. The training time required to prepare for this event is similar to ultra-marathons and the iron-man – only true warriors and competitors need apply. Here are the events and my score (low score wins – typically between 3 and 10 combined score):

 

Egg Toss: 10 points (I blew it and dropped an easy one because I was getting cocky)

Beer Pong: 9 points

Volleyball: 0 points (WINNER)

Three Legged Race: 10 points (penalty points for spilling drink)

Badminton: 2 points

Croquet: 2 points

Botchy Ball: 0 points (WINNER)

Horse Shoes: 0 points (WINNER)

Shell Toss: 3 points

P.I.G.: 6 points

TOTAL: 41 points

 

Next year I vow to improve! If anyone in the Bothell office would like to practice any of the above events during lunch please contact me immediately.

 

Brendan McCarthy, Director, Business Development:

The weather in Boston is getting better – a bit above freezing. This weekend I ran the Cohasset Road Race By The Sea 10K. The conditions were not great, very windy as you ran along the ocean but no real rain – a little mist. The run was a lot of fun and I was happy with my time. Looking forward to the warm weather and more outdoor events, to start the season this was a great one.

 

Kelly D. Bell, Senior Account Manager:

With over 2 feet of fresh snow over the last few weeks in the Colorado High Country (and more falling today), Kelly Bell enjoyed one of the last weekends of skiing in Vail.  This picture was taken at the top of Vail Mountain overlooking the Back Bowls.  The snow was absolutely phenomenal which made a day of skiing fabulous!  On Sunday, Kelly headed back down from skiing to hit the golf course and test out her new clubs at Overland Golf Course!  You gotta love Colorado J

 

 

Lauren Guinn, Senior Director of Marketing: 

Lauren and her son Kevin, 11, spent three days snowboarding in Winter Park, CO.  It snowed close to a foot while they were there.  Spring boarding at its best!  Best of all, no broken bones! Photos pending.

 

Burt Repine, Development, Foundation Team:

I braved the desert heat yesterday and summited Villager Peak (5755 ft) in the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Anza-Borrego State Park. The 14-mile round trip took 7.5 hours and gained almost 5000 feet in elevation.

Here’s a pic of me at the top……

 

 

Tina Novak, Software Trainer:

Went hiking at Cuyamaca State Park. Gorgeous!

 

Chris Wheeler, School Finance Consultant:

I raced in the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend.  I rowed in a UC Davis Alumni boat that finished 6 of 19 in the Men’s Open 8 Event.  This was a fun event because you run into ex-Olympians and nation teamers on the water.  This year we got to race a bunch of guys from the Estonian under 23 National Team.  Needless to say, they were pretty good.  My second event of the weekend was the Men’s Masters A Event.  I competed with San Diego Rowing Club.  We put together a really solid race with a great move across the 1500m mark rowing through a crew that was coxed (steered) by an Olympic Gold Medalist.  We finished 2nd in the event.  Our coxswain said it was one of the bigger thrills of her life finishing ahead of her idol.  Also, thank you to all the Active people that came out in support.  It was really great seeing you all out there.  

 

 

Debra Urka, Jr. Application Specialist:

I hit the ocean this weekend and went free diving. It was a great diving weekend with visibility up to 20 feet, which was amazing considering that the swell was also coming in at about 5 feet.

 

Justin Lakin, Software QA Tester – San Diego office:

Had the opportunity to participate in the Walk for Recovery 5k through Balboa Park on Saturday (04.05) with his mom and girlfriend.  There is no finishing time to report because this was a non-competitive event.  Beautiful scenery, fun people, good music, and a great cause made this 5k really enjoyable.  Justin recommends the Walk for Recovery to those who appreciate diversity, are compassionate toward others, and are not uber-competitive.

 

  

 

Steven Twohy, Staff Accountant:

This weekend was the Superfrog Triathlon in Coronado where competitors race with and against Navy Seals and their comrades. This year the proceeds went to help support those families who lost their Navy Seal fathers in combat. Considering I am doing Ironman Arizona next weekend I felt it was my call of duty to be able to step and race! The half Ironman event also has relay race for those who wanted to split up the swim, bike and run. I did the run which was 13.1 miles on the sandy beach of the Silver Strand State Beach.  As a team we managed to finish 4th place overall amongst 20 or so other teams. It was another great weekend in San Diego and what a great way to raise money for those in need.

 

Toby Guillette, Online Community Specialist:

I hit the trail for a 28-mile run on Saturday in Cuyamaca State Park. I'm feeling strong and right on track for the SD100 in June. Next weekend, I'm bumping it up to 43 miles

 

 

 

Carlsbad 5000

 

Catherine Hansen, Sr. Marketing Services Consultant:

Ran the Carlsbad 5000 in 31:16

 

Sean Thompson and Arch Fuston ran the Carlsbad 5000. Sean’s watch was still set for a 2 minute interval and instinctively dropped for 15 pushups every time it went off. Arch lunged the entire 3.1. They had fun.

 

Jenni Miller, Account Manager, Running:

I did the Carlsbad 5000 Sunday in 28:55. My only goal was to be under 30 minutes so I was pumped.            

 

Jim De la Cruz, System Administrator:

My wife and I spent Sunday running the fun and short Carlsbad 5000 this past weekend, the weather, the giveaways and energy level was great! A strong recommendation to run this fun event just get there early.

 

Amber Martin, Senior Marketing Services Analyst:

did the Carlsbad 5,000 in 23:09. It was fun race!

 

Michelle Ulrich, Account Executive:

I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday with a PR of 18:58, which placed me in the Top 25 Females.  What a great, fast race it was with some great athletes to run against!

 

Michelle Nation, Product Manager:

My sister Janean (Team Sports Sales) and I led the fan club for our 9 year old nephew Sean at this weekend’s “Junior Carlsbad” 1 mile run.  This is an incredibly well-managed race for kids held every year in conjunction with the Carlsbad 5000.  Those of you who have kids under 12 should definitely be sure to sign them up for next year!  Sean PR’d with an official time of 9:08 and had a blast.  Janean and I made sure Sean (and everyone else) could see us by wearing BRIGHT orange and white “GO SEAN” t shirts.  Can’t wait till Sean’s next race …

 

Steve Kemper, Chief Financial Officer:

Marina Kemper takes 3rd in Junior Carlsbad 11 year old category running a 6:05 mile

 

Sejal Pietrzak, VP International:

My family had an active weekend!  Raina (3 years old) and Deven (almost 2 years old) both ran in the Junior Carlsbad!  Here’s a picture of Raina running the ¼ mile – she had a blast with a smile the entire time!

 

 

I ran the Carlsbad 5000 and got a PR – definitely not “fast” for most people, but for me it was a great run in 26:57 with my husband and kids cheering me on – it was so fun!  My sister Monal also ran the Carlsbad 5000 and placed 2nd in the 30-34 age group in 18:10!

 

Steve Mazza:

My son Jack and I ran the Carlsbad 5000 yesterday

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Active Warrior: 3/29

Posted by Active Toby Mar 31, 2008

MELISSA EISLER, Content Producer for Consumer Media checked in with an update from her South American adventure. “I just got back from the four-day trek to Machu Picchu. It was absolutely the most amazing experience. Day two was a little rough on the legs, but I made the 28 miles without any problems. These photos are from the very end of the Inca Trail. I did the hike with my brother (in photo). You would love this place! I have a million more photos and videos to share when I get home. Hope you’re well!”

 

 

ROB KLINGENSMITH, Vice President of Active Marketing Group, attended a party hosted by Sharon Worman and Richard Bryne, the owners of locally-based Speedplay Pedals on Sunday. What made it fun was that the guest of honor was pro cyclist and 2006 Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso. After a lively 35 mile ride through Elfin Forest (****, that guy can climb!), we settled into a multi-course Italian lunch and listened to Ivan talk about how he got started in cycling, racing against Lance and his plans for the future.

 

JUSTIN LAKIN, Software QA Tester, met up with a friend and his friend’s 6 year old son for a half day trek around the tide pools and children’s pool of La Jolla Shores on Saturday (03.29). The landscape is ideal for beginners and spans roughly 1.25 miles from the southern-most point of the tide pools to the children’s pool.  Seals, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and other cool ocean dwellers added to the entertainment during the trip. Below is a short video of the seals that congregate in the children’s pool this time of year.

 

 

The weather was nice and the tide was low, perfect for an enjoyable day at the beach. 

 

On Sunday, Justin ventured out on a solo run around Lake Miramar to test his problematic Iliotibial band.  A short history, Justin experienced pain in his left knee following the Carlsbad half-marathon and found that running short distances (1.5 miles) would easily aggravate it.  After adopting some additional stretch techniques, Justin is happy to report there is no pain following his 4.92 mile run and he is encouraged to resume training for future half/full marathons. 

 

EMILY CHAN-NORRIS, Account Manager for Active Trainer in San Diego, did the Race for Autism 5K in Balboa Park on Saturday and then hiked Cowles Mountain. 

 

ANDREA RISHMAWI and some friends took the Active Hiking group out of state this weekend. They climbed Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, AZ - though it's only a 2.2 mile hike, you gain a SICK 1200 feet of altitude. The views are amazing - check out the Active Hiking Blog, the pictures will be posted tomorrow morning.

 

http://community.active.com/blogs/activehiking

 

WIL FLUEWELLING, Staff Accountant in San Diego, played 18 holes of golf with a couple of friends out in Escondido @ Eagle Crest. (Thanks go to Mike Carran for the suggestion!) It was my first time out in over a year since my motorcycle accident last February. My score was very indicative of how out of practice I was--nearly doubled par, but it was great to get out on such a beautiful day.

 

AIREY BARINGER, took part in the San Dimas Stage Race. Finished the time trial stage on Friday in 14th place out of 100 (1 minute and 18 seconds behind the winner). The stage consisted of a 3.8 mile climb up Glendora Mountain Road in Glendora, CA and I completed the course in 16:48. The road race was on Saturday and was 42 miles long. I crashed on the second of six laps when my left pedal hit the ground as I pedaled through a steeply banked corner. The crash took me out of contention for the rest of the race. I finished the stage but did not make the time cut (5% of winner’s time) and thus, could not compete on Sunday.

 

I will take a couple days off to heal up before beginning to train hard again.  I will continue racing over the next several weeks so I can earn enough points to become a Cat 3 road racer.  My training will also shift focus a little as I begin preparing for the San Diego International Triathlon (Olympic distance).

 

Keep the rubber side down!!

 

SCOTT EVANS, STEVE MAZZA and TOBY GUILLETTE took on the Ford Ironman 70.3 at Oceanside, CA on Saturday with the support of many familiar (Active) faces along the run course. They each had a great race and Steve says he “feels awesome”

 

Here’s Steve representing ActiveX:

 

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Scott enjoyed his race/training session for the Ironman Coeur d’ Alene on 6/22.

 

Toby had a blast in his triathlon debut and is very satisfied with his performance/training session for the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run on 6/7-6/8.

 

 

STEVE TWOHY in Acounting, was unable to make the Ford Ironman California 70.3 race due to IM Arizona training, "so I decided to test my limits otherwise. I did a nice Crystal Pier to South Mission Swim which was an ocean swim a little over 2 miles. Then, as most Ironman Trainees do, I ran for 2 hours up and down the beach to shake the water off…Best Regards to those of you who did the 70.3 this weekend. Congrats!"

 

TIM MCMAHON - Sr. Account Manager - Major Accounts (Running) ran the Shamrock Shuffle (8K) this weekend in Chicago and finished the race in 35:58. Extremely sore today, but happy to improve on my last year's time by 36 seconds.

 

TRISH OBERHAUS, Online Community Specialist for Team Sports out of Chicago also ran the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k on Sunday morning along with 30,000 other participants. The course starts in Grant Park and winds through the streets of downtown Chicago before finishing back in Grant Park. It was a fun race and is known for kicking-off the running season here in Chicago. I’m looking forward to future events on the Chicago race calendar this year and nicer weather (I’m excited about the opening of baseball season, too!)

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Warrior Weekend 1/27/08

Posted by IMVoice Jan 28, 2008

PATTI ROSENTHAL was at it again this weekend. Backcountry ski trip to Deer Creek - approximately 35 miles north of Durango.  Hiked up 800 feet to around an elevation of about 11,000 feet to ski some freshies through the trees.  Then hike back up to do it again!  This is a very popular place for backcountry skiing in Durango.  Great vistas, friends & skiing!

 

 

ANDI NEUGARTEN International sales skied knee deep powder in Utah! AND because for her that isn’t enough she went running on the groomed runs at 9000 feet with my crazy friend and then snowshoed through knee deep powder. Ouch......altitude hurts!

 

ASHLEY ELLIS Account Exec Swimming did a different kind of participation this weekend. She really CLEANED UP and worked on behalf of I Love A Clean San Diego, in the “Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast Cleanup”. The cleanup took place on Saturday January 26, 2008 from 9 am – 12 noon at Emerald Hills Open Space. This cleanup was an important one, in that it educated volunteers of the connection between inland canyons and waterways, and the San Diego coastline.  To view other events by this volunteer please go to www.cleansd.org. 

 

I was disgusted with how much junk we found.  Some items that we picked up included:  tons of glass, shoes, one sleeping bag, a dead dog in a bagL, hundreds of cans, two tires, a shopping cart, Sport balls of all types, a medicine bottle dating back to 2002 and tons of food containers.  Hopefully through our service people around that community will want to take advantage of a beautiful nature path and animals will want to make it their home which before had been overrun by trash. 

 

CAITLYN BARKER has to stay in shape because she hangs out with her sister and boyfriend a Navy Seal.  Once again no races but on Saturday they hiked Iron Mtn in SD along with her Dad and the dogs. Bear (is the dog not the Seal) managed to pull us all the way to the top and despite the clouds we could see the entire county. Jake (the Seal) is training for Ironman Hawaii and decided to include the mountain in a 15 mile run with his brother the next day. Wish I was that adventurous….

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A GREAT WEEKEND OF RUNNING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! ON A PERSONAL NOTE MY WIFE AND I WITNESSED OUR 24 YEAR DAUGHTER FINISH HER FIRST MARATHON IN A TIME OF 4:40 HERE IN SAN DIEGO. Mike

 

ALAN COLE & his wife Jill completed the Keebler Kids Marathon Mile with their beautiful daughter Bridget (who turns 2 in March). This kid-friendly precursor to the Carlsbad marathon takes runners on a mile-long course through LEGOLAND. Just my speed…

 

 

STEPHANY CAVATONI (Cardenas) in SD said she is happy to say the Cardenas family (including Stella age 4 and Lucas age 5) successfully finished the Keebler Marathon Mile at Legoland this weekend! 

 

CHRIS WHEELER School Finance ActiveEducate went skiing Friday and Saturday in Vail, Colorado.  The snow was great with tons of fresh powder. It was freezing though with temperatures around or below zero the entire time.  All in all it was an amazing weekend.

 

ANDREW COLE, CARRIE JAMES ANDREA RISHMAWI & JOHN PISCATTI (who found us on the Active Community Blog) hiked the 11.2-mile trail at El Cajon Mountain this Sunday morning at 7:00AM!! We didn’t get to finish all 11 miles – everyone wanted to get back in time for the Chargers game, so it ended up being about 9 miles.  Nonetheless…we’re talking about some TROOPERS on a Sunday morning J 

 

BROOKE KIRKPATRICK ran the Carlsbad ½ marathon with my college friend and fiancé. We finished at 2:07.

 

KEVIN BEATTY also completed the Carlsbad half with a PR of 1:47 minutes

 

AMBER MARTIN Senior Mkt Analyst with another great running weekend! She ran the Carlsbad Half along with a bunch of other Active people. I ran it in 1:54:23 which was 1 minute off my PR on that course. I was proud because the last 2 miles where the hardest 2 miles I have run, because all the soreness and cramping from my marathon last weekend came back, but I was able to push through and keep at pace. Now it’s time for a break before I ramp up again for the spring.

 

MOLLY MUELLER ran in the Carlsbad Half…Her first half marathonJ way to go Molly!

 

MICHELLE ULRICH Event Sales said Carlsbad was fantastic yesterday. I don’t think I have ever felt that good in a race. Everything felt great! I ran a PR of almost 4 minutes. 1:28:22, 6:45 pace, 23rd female overall and 7th in my age group. I am still on a high this morning and woke up thinking what’s next J

 

KRISTIN HARTOS Impementation Analyst did the Carlsbad Half Marathon yesterday, marking my first endurance event.  My IT band flared up right around mile 6 (which I expected from my training), but I still managed to finish the race in 2:49.  I must thank Michelle Nation for getting me to sign up and helping me find my inner “runner,” and my friends for showing up on race day to motivate (and embarrass) me. Couldn’t have done it without them!! J

 

MICHELLE NATION ran the Carlsbad Half this weekend with my older sister Kristie and some friends from Active (Megan Duvall & Kirstin Hartos). We had a blast taking in the perfect weather and beautiful scenery, but missed my younger sister (and co-worker) Janean who had to sit this one out due to injury! Can’t wait to get together again for the La Jolla Half in April J

 

 

JOSIE DONNELLY Director Account Management said she didn’t break any records!!! I ran at a snail’s pace.  But considering it was my first half marathon and I only trained for 3 weeks my goals was just to finish. I did it with my sister, which was wonderful. 

 

Man, feeling pretty sore today!

 

SARAH MOOSBRUGGER ran the Carlsbad Half Marathon with a couple of other Active people (Molly Mueller, Mary Cecil, Arch Fuston, Mike Coleman to name a few)… crossed the finish line with Arch Fuston’s wife (Christy) with a 1:59 time…if she hadn’t been there to pull me through, I wouldn’t have made it in under 2!  It was a really nice day, chilly at first, but a great run along the coast. I think Molly even saw some dolphins to help inspire her through the race.

 

ERIKA WINTER Endurance Swimming ran her first half Marathon in Carlsbad this weekend!

 

ANDI NEUGARTEN Active International had a beautiful day in Carlsbad for the ½ and is

Happy with her 1 hour 40 minute run as a beginning of my training season.  And she just arrived back from a week long Europe sales swing.

 

MIKE COLEMAN Dir of training was at it again 2 weekends in a row. He did Arizona RNR last week, Carlsbad 1/2 this week breaking the 2:00 mark with a 1:57. Think I will take a break next week.

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FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE BUILDING FOR SUCCESS SALES KICK OFF ON 1/10 IT WAS A PERFECT KICK OFF TO THE YEAR! ONE OF THE BEST EVER AT ACTIVE.  AND HOW ABOUT MY SAN DIEGO CHARGERS!

Mike

 

MIKE REILLY - Yes this is my first report in Weekend Warriors. On Saturday I rode the Shadow Tour 100 mile bike ride which is held in the high desert 50 miles east of San Diego. It was a beautiful morning with the 7:00 AM start at 40 degrees. When I rode into the finish 5 hours 50 minutes later it was approaching 70 degrees. It's a challenging course especially the last 600 foot climb at 90 miles.

 

 

MIKE COLEMAN Active Director of Training practiced what he preaches. He ran the AZ Rock n Roll ½ Marathon in Phoenix Sunday and had a great time selling our training program on the course to the runners!

 

ANDREA RISHMAWI Account Exec. For Swimming was out of the water this weekend and on dry land. She hiked up the San Diego Mesa Rd. Trail at Cowles Mountain.

 

TOBY GUILLETTE, Online Community Specialist for Endurance Sports in San Diego ran the Avalon 50 on Saturday, a 50-mile ultra marathon on Catalina Island. I finished with a PR of 10 hours, 21 minutes which is five hours faster than my last 50-mile race. It was my first time to the island so I enjoyed the sunrise, beautiful scenery and met lots of inspirational folks. The weather was in the mid-70s so it made it tricky to stay properly hydrated and I struggled with hypomatremia for more than half of the race. It was a learning experience to say the least and now I’m excited to start training for the Ironman-70.3 in Oceanside on March 29.

 

Check out Toby’s Blog http://community.active.com/blogs/toby/2008/01/14/avalon-50-race-report

 

AMBER MARTIN Senior Marketing Services Analyst ROCKS! She ran the AZ Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. It was her second fastest Marathon time, 3:57:23. She said she was pleased because I didn’t train nearly enough with the holidays and everything last month. I am hoping if I buckle down on my training I can qualify for Boston at SD Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sore today and walking slow, but it was worth it!

 

MICHELLE CREPEAU was also in Arizona at the RnR. She ran the ½ in a strong 2 hours 56 seconds. She had a blast running with one of her best friends she grew up with. Her friend was running her first ½ Marathon and now Michelle has her hooked.

 

LAUREN DACHILLE Account Exec for Running was a coach this weekend. At the Adrenaline High School Lacrosse Challenge at Robb Field in OB San Diego. This is a yearly highly competitive tournament featuring the best from local High Schools in the West Region. Three Active Members were lucky to be coaching three different teams in the showcase. JENN TAPSCOTT coached the Lax Dawgs, SARA ALLEN coached the SD RIP Elite and I coached the Element 5 Impact Team. Jenn, Sara and I also played in the Coaches Game on Saturday. For the third year straight Element 5 took the title against Sara’s SD RIP team in the championship game.

 

 

PATTI ROSENTHAL too a backcountry ski trip to the St. Paul Hut in the Red Mountains of Colorado (Northern San Juan Mountains). About an hour ski in to the hut & 3 days of fabulous backcountry skiing. Nothing like hanging out with good friends in the beautiful mountains & skiing freshies every day.

 

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