Archive for the ‘Scott’ Category

Wow Wii – what a success!

May 5, 2008

To all who came to the Wii Tournament THANK YOU!  Everyone had a great time and we raised $680 for Hope Heart! Check out some photos from the evening!

(Satish, Allison, Jaime, Megan, & Scott)

 

 

 

It’s Wii Tournament Time

May 3, 2008

Scott: T-minus 2 weeks!!!

April 28, 2008

 

We’re getting close to marathon time and I’m glad to report that training is going strong. I’ve gradually worked my way up to a 10 mile run this morning and some hill training earlier in the week. This might actually work out better than originally expected.

Meanwhile, running has begun to temporarily saturate my existence… I’m running regularly, I got some new running shoes, I’m ‘studying’ the art of running, and of course, I’m even finding some interesting new ways to cross-train.

Running – Redmond 10-miler

Shopping – Everyday Athlete, Kirkland, WA

Studying – Run, Fat Boy, Run

Cross-training – SCCA Rally Cross

Scott’s thoughts on cross-training and motivation

March 27, 2008

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared how things are going on my road towards the half-marathon, so here we go.

A few weeks back, I went down to Colorado for an intense weekend of cross-training (snowboarding) in a remote mountain location (Vail) that could be summed up in a vintage Rocky IV style montage (sans snow plowing, tree chopping, wood hauling, bag punching, Sly, Dolph, and the Vince DiCola audio masterpiece). After a couple of days bouncing around four terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of freeride terrain in 40+ degree weather, I got a pretty serious workout during an all out powder day on the last day in town. After thoroughly completing the leg exercises within my cross-training regiment, I tended to the mental component by waiting out the heavy traffic at Beau Jo’s, enjoying some Colorado-Style pizza. Cross-training is fun.

2 weeks of mildly effective running followed…

On March 16th, I joined my fellow PaceMakers in running the St. Patty’s Day 5k Dash from Seattle Center to Qwest Field. Actually getting out on the road with a horde of highly festive, temporarily Irish runners was truly a fun experience for me. I have very little experience in running in public alongside other people and learned many things while doing so in this race. The first is that I can run faster and longer than more people than I expected. The second is that only Seattle can turn St. Patrick’s Day into a healthy activity and still attract over 16,000 people. The third is that putting a beer garden at the end of a road race instills an unusually high level of motivation in the majority of people involved. The fourth and final learning is that commencing festivities at a beer garden at 9:30am is not quite soon enough for everybody involved.

2 more weeks of mildly effective running followed… and more strenuous training lies ahead.

Will all our runs have a beer garden at the end? a.k.a. (Most of) Team Pacemakers at the St. Patty’s Day Dash

March 18, 2008

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Introducing Scott!

February 10, 2008

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I’m a fun loving, music loving, sports loving, wife loving guy from the east coast who manages to spend a majority of my spare time doing work as strategic marketing consultant for Ally Marketing in Redmond, WA. When not doing any of that great stuff, I’m training ‘rigorously’ to run a greater distance than I’ve ever thought to try so our team can do some good in this year’s Kirkland Half-Marathon. This currently involves a little bit of running, a little bit of strength training, and a lot of mental preparation (resting). I’m happy to say I’m keeping ‘pace’ with where I should be, but for anyone that knows me, you’ll want to stay tuned for upcoming medical reports…

I’m looking forward to the St. Patty’s Day 5k because there’s no better prize for a fun-run with the team than a mild sense of achievement and a tasty Guinness.

-Scott 

Hello World!

January 30, 2008

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Hello and welcome!

We are a team of project management professionals dedicated to increasing heart health awareness.  To demonstrate our passion and commitment to good heart health we are each training to complete the Kirkland Half Marathon benefiting the Hope Heart Institute in May 2008.  

Select a team member’s name to the right and follow them through their journey towards 13.1 miles.  I think you will come away better informed in heart health and ammused as you watch us push ourselves to be fit enough to complete a 13.1 miles run.