Last week was a big, and diverse, week for "team building" at PADT. We learned some things and "bonded" in not-as-nerdy as you would think ways. A fun week had by all, with a lot of hard work thrown in between. Over the years we have learned that we need to take a break now and then and do something "other" and mingle with people from different parts of the company.
PADT Running Team
The group preparing for this year's Pat's Run is over half way through their training. Everyone is getting stronger and faster and we are all pleased with the fact that we don't feel like we are going to pass out at the end of a training session. A sign that Physix has been doing a great job. We also got our team shirts:
Look for us at the race, we will not be hard to find.
While visiting Albuquerque, I was able to have some informal "team building" with Jeff Strain in the Albuquerque office. We headed up to the Sandia mountain foothills and hiked Emudito Canyon. A nice afternoon climb past some very beautiful scenery. I was reminded that Albuquerque is also a mile high… pant pant pant.
The trail head is just down the street from Hank and Marie's house in Breaking Bad.
2nd Annual Colorado Office Ski Trip (ACOST)
On Friday the PADT team in Colorado, accompanied by a two of us from the Tempe office, headed up to Breckenridge for a fantastic day of skiing. Their was a bit of fresh snow and no real lines on the lift. Fun was had by all even with a very wide range in ski/board skills.
[Left to Right: Cara, Pat, Manoj, Stephen, Doug, Eric, Ben (Eric's son)]
Back in Tempe we celebrating 3/14/15 a day early. We like Pi day and we are nerdy, but not nerdy enough to come in to the office on a Saturday to celebrate that nerdiness. We only have one Tauist in our ranks, so there was no open conflict. We decided to make moon pies, cookies with ice cream between.