Monday, January 03, 2011

Hello 2011!

I welcomed the new year in the perfect setting: surrounded by friends and gorgeous scenery, playing games, dancing, laughing, doing yoga and hiking and just taking it all in.

New Year’s Eve I ran 20 miles around the Willamette in below-freezing temps and had a perfect run. Then, we drove up to our friend’s cabin on the Washington side of the Gorge in the afternoon where we had a wonderful weekend.

I set my intention for the year as Positivity. This year, I become an optimist again. I know things aren’t always going to be easy, but I will always keep my hand on the thread of joy that runs through life. I’ll choose love over fear. I’ll keep a smile on my face and I’ll be grateful for all that I have.

Are you with me?

 

Here is our New Years in photos. Snowy mountains, warm fire, midnight jump in the lake, champagne-assisted yoga, and more:

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11 comments:

Amy - the gazelle said...

I, too, want to make positivity (and joy!) my watchwords of 2011. 2010 was a tough year, but I think that this year can be as awesome as we're ready to make it! :)

Love the pics. Not sure how I feel about the polar plunge! BRRRR!

naomi said...

i was visiting vancouver during the holidays and know how cold new years eve was. 20-miles in freezing temps...wow!

Amanda@runninghood said...

I'm with you! Trying to be positive and present in my every day living. Beautiful day in the Northwest today! :) Sun!! I can't believe I had sun in my windows all day. :)

teacherwoman said...

With ya, girl! Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

It looks like a great time--minus the jump in a freezing lake!!

Beth said...

I love the champagne assisted yoga! Happy new year. I hope it's a great one.

Tara said...

I am definitely with ya! Happy New Year :)

Petraruns said...

Love that as a word for 2011 - I will share it with you. Happy happy happy new 2011 - hope it's a good one and I very much hope we get to run and talk and eat and party together. XXX

Ewen said...

I'm with you.

Happy 2011 to you both!

Just Run With It said...

I'm with you! Cheers to positivity! Sounds like your NYE was fantastic :) Nice work on the 20miler, you're a champ going out there in those cold weather conditions!

Michael said...

Great post and beautiful pics, Jen! Happy 2011!