As our New Year’s Day ritual, a group (14 this time) of us led by my husband went snowshoeing on Mt. Seymour. We climbed up and down; we bumslid the steep hills; we ate and drank and we fought. Oh how much fun we had!
Youku video: My New Year’s kiss to my husband on the slope: http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XMzM5MTQwNjgw/v.swf
2011 is an important year for me. It is a year with many challenges and accomplishments.
Here are some of the highlights of the year to be remembered and cherished.
15 Apr: The last day with the company I had worked at for 8.5 years. Intrawest has gone through many changes over the past few years. It went from a private company to public and then private again after it was acquired by Fortress. Finally early this year it was decided that the corporate office would be moved from Vancouver to Denver, Co. Thus sadly my department was among the first to let go.
01 May: On January 01 this year, I decided to do something I don’t like but challenging and good for me. Hence I chose to run a half marathon ( 元月小结). After training twice a week for 3.5 months, I successfully completed my very first half marathon in 2 hours 5 minutes and 53 seconds (I Did It).
09 Oct: I had such a great feeling of accomplishment after my half marathon, I decided to register for a full marathon. My husband would like to do it with me. However, after all the races such as Iron Man Canada 2000, various half and full marathon runs in the past, his left calf bothers him when he runs long distance. In order to do it together, we decided to sign up in full marathon walk category in June for the race on 09 Oct (42.2公里 葡萄园品酒). After training once a week for 14 weekends), we successfully completed the full distance in 6 hours and 7 minutes (our goal was with 6 hours & 30 minutes) (完成了。。。).
24 Sep: After his graduation from the university in Toronto last year, my son decided to go back to China and spent some time with his grandma. He found himself a job with HSBC while there. He managed to take some time off and came back for a quick visit. It was short and sweet.
Various occasions: Mini reunions with 3 school mates since we graduated from university 27 years ago. How time slips by.
01 Nov: Happy 50th Birthday! Half a century gone. Another better half a century to go!
Time does fly. It is one day before Christmas and 2012 is just around the corner. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours:
HAPPY NEW YEAR
I wish your new year will be filled with great happiness, excellent health and abundant wealth.
Love & peace,
我们超越了预期的目标 – 开开心心在6小时15分钟内走完全程
8月6日为本人移居加国12周年，也是好友5周年婚庆，相约参加Warrior Dash (http://www.warriordash.com/)来纪念我们的里程碑。