BLAIR MATTHEW’S Lead Generation Team, Boulder office and Sara Duke his girlfriend took on the challenge of Long’s Peak near Estes Park, this Saturday morning. They made it to the summit of 14,259 feet and it was a very long and grueling trek but very much worth the effort. Starting a little after 2 a.m. in the morning, they reached the summit about 11 a.m. after climbing over boulders, near vertical climbing, and exerting nearly every ounce of stamina to make it there. But Wow! As for this picture, this was taken as the sun just started to appear over the horizon, with the “Twin Sister” mountains in the background. Roughly 5:30 am.
CAILIN LYNAM, Account Coordinator is a brand new Active team member one week. She ran the America’s Finest City AFC 1/2 marathon in San Diego this weekend in 1:39.. a personal best J 7th in my age group and 85th woman overall
SHANNON WINEMAN (PM San Diego) ran the America’s Finest City (AFC) Half Marathon this weekend. Finishing this race also allowed her to take home an even bigger medal – the Triple Crown! This is awarded to those runners who complete each of the three main San Diego Half Marathons in a calendar year, Carlsbad Half, La Jolla Half and AFC. Yahoo!
LAURIE PANI, Marketing Mgr did the AFC ½ Marathon yesterday. Last of the Triple Crown Series. Great course but the long, steady incline at the end killed the PR I was shooting for. Missed it by 25 seconds but still managed a 1:47 time. Great run that I look forward to doing again.
DEMIAN DORRANCE, Sr. Systems Administrator, San Diego ran a new personal best distance this weekend in the America's Finest City Half Marathon. My previous longest run was 9 miles, so I was happy to finish 13.1 miles well before the 3.5 hour cutoff with a time of 03:06:24.
ANITA STEWERT, Project Manager Events went to the Adirondacks in NY this weekend to camp and hike with friends. We climbed Catamount Mtn on Saturday. Although not one of ADK46 (peak over 4000'), it is a great climb –distance is 2 miles with 1500' elevation gain, but the views are great and the last 1/2 is all rock scrambling. We love this kind of hiking- in the open with great views.
DENISE KENDRICK and a few friends participated in the America’s Finest City Half Marathon this Sunday. It was my very first half marathon. I was amazed in how many people were there. Awesome experience!
JAMIE HAAF, Senior Technical Analyst reports the Burnaby Active Warriors slo pitch team finished off a great first season this weekend placing 5th in the year end tournament. Our wins were due to great catches by Mark Dos Santos, Chris Hall, Asher Squire and Devin Carrier in the field; wonderful pitching by Mike Sproule and John Paleshnuik; clutch hits by Anita Mattice, Christine Ramage and Charlene Jackson; speedy base running by Mat Leroux; strong infield plays by Michael Baldwin, Jamie Haaf and Andrew Chau. Can’t wait for next season!
This weekend AMBER MARTIN hiked half dome for the 3rd time. It doesn’t get any less scary on those cables. It was a great 4 days of camping with her boyfriend and friends. The best part was no cell phone or internet service for 4 days!
This weekend JEFF STRNAD AND STEVE MAZZA in the San Diego office rode to the top of South Fortuna Mtn in Mission Trails Regional Park. Killer views! As you can see by the picture it must have been a mouth opening ride!
JOHN MARTINEZ and TIM WOOD completed the Surftown Duathlon in Imperial Beach, CA. It was our second of the year and of our lives. From my perspective, the coolest part of the day was running into Tim at the race. I had never met Tim before, but now we share a common bond. Great part of being an Active employee and inspired by the ActiveX program – it has changed my life.
DEMIAN DORRANCE, Sr. Systems Administrator, San Diego. Ran a new personal best distance this weekend in the America's Finest City Half Marathon. My previous longest run was 9 miles, so I was happy to finish 13.1 miles well before the 3.5 hour cutoff with a time of 03:06:24.
Ashley Ellis, Account Executive Swimming. This weekend swam in the Optimus Distance Swim Challenge in Venice Beach, CA. One of my best friends flew out from Philadelphia to also compete in the 1.2 mile race. We both came in 1st in our age group division where I also came in 12th overall for men and women.
ANTHONY VALENTINO, Senior Account Manager (San Diego), owes some serious gratitude to two of our own and some friends outside of Active as well. For his birthday, he decided to do a private 70.3. Ashley Peters got him started with the 1.2 mile ocean swim, three of his other friends supported him on the ride and Bryan Pavin made sure he finished the full 13.1 mile run. Couldn’t have done it without those folks.
From Utah office COREY NENOV (wife of Ivan Nenov- Professional Services), SUZIE RENO (Professional Services), and JANAY JESPERSEN (Human Resources) spent Saturday morning getting dirty in the “Kiss Me Dirty” 5k mud run. Proceeds went to the Gynecological Cancer Research Foundation.
GAUTAM DOGRA, Sr. Release Coordinator ran first event last weekend: the AFC Half. Fact: Wearing an active shirt makes you go faster! Haaa… someone actually tapped me on the elbow and said "come on Active… you guys are pros!", which I did find motivating. Definitely a bit surreal running in the midst of thousands of others. Good experience. Will have to see about doing another one soon.
MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) finished his season with Donkeypower, beating Octave 15-9. Made some great catches including a diving catch in the end zone that was a bit abrasive on the knee. But no pain no gain! He also became the assistant captain for the Sentinels for the upcoming winter season. Who knows if that's a good thing!
TIFFANY SAIBIL hiked/ran while catching up with a friend in the Alps (which explains why we are squeezing in side by side on the single track). Enjoying the trails before thousands of people are there for the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.
JEN ROMINE, Account Manager - Endurance, ran the AFC Half Marathon on Sunday in 2:02 to complete the 2011 triple crown which is the Carlsbad ½ marathon in January and the La Jolla ½ in April.