Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in Pictures

Starting the positivity with a post of the fun things I did this year :)

This is really the only photo I have of me doing a fun run this year haha, and you can barely see me! I'm behind the dude with the white shirt and red bits - wearing blue shorts. But this year I ran in three - Bridges 10k, Run for a Reason 14k & City 2 Surf 12k. Next year, many many more races!

Hiked about 100 km of the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia, in four days. It was stunning.

A sunset on the track.

Another evil hill, this is the part where I would always get separated from the group (That's me in the red jacket).

Looking exhausted on day four (me on the right)

Went to Vietnam, here is where I rode on the back of a motorbike up the Hoi Van Pass... it was about a four or five hour ride and with some amazing scenery.

A sunset on one of the small islands I stayed at overnight in Vietnam. This was one of my favourite nights there. After spending the day picking fruit, cycling around the island and chilling in a hammock... we watched the sunset and then had a traditional Vietnamese dinner. So relaxing.

I stayed in a five star hotel in Vietnam for my birthday, and when I had returned from the day's travelling, the hotel had left me a card, cake and a REAL bunch of roses!! It made me so happy to receive that when away from home :D

Did boot camp for a month. I LOVED it, but it was really inconvenient! 20 km from my home meant that on my busiest uni day I would be getting up at 5 am, driving there, doing the session, driving to uni - changing in the car!! (No showers at uni unless you pay!) and then being at uni from 7 am to 7 pm... driving home... which took another 40 mins. Was a REALLY long day... plus boot camp is super expensive and not feasible on a student budget. But I would love to do it again!

Got back into kickboxing and fought in a novice tournament after being back for one month :) I forgot how much I missed it till I got back, and can't wait to return after Christmas break.

One of the very few skydives I did this year - There was a Christmas themed party where we jumped in santa suits and elf suits, etc. I am the one I suppose you could say "facing" the camera. Was a fantastic day and so good to catch up with people I hadn't seen for months!

I wish I had more photos to share, but I think I got pretty slack with my camera... so there's not too many. I am not making new year's resolutions for 2012, but I hope to run the City 2 Surf half-marathon and to run as many 5k's as I can find. I also hope to adopt a more positive mindset in general, and to take more photos! :)


  1. Looks like an awesome and exciting year! I hope you have a very blessed 2012! :)

  2. Your photos are Beautiful, Amy! From your recap, I feel that I had a VERY boring year. I need to pick up the pace I think... ;-) Happy New Year!

  3. Those are some pretty awesome photos! 2012 will have even more good times. :-)

  4. WOW what a beautiful 2011!
    good luck in 2012, I hope it is a blast for you!

  5. Wow you had an awesome 2011! I love your running goals for 2012! Taking more photos is definitely a goal of mine too!

  6. You're awesome!! Lovely pictures! You have some great goals. Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year!

  7. Just read your post from yesterday... I am so sorry it has been a rough time for you. I knew you had struggles, but I did not realize the extent, I am sorry lady :( But I truly believe in the power of positivity thinking (and it's something I am working on as well!) and this post is a great way to get that going.
    Such lovely pictures :)

  8. What a killer year, full of spectacular views!

    I feel you on the rekindled kickboxing love. I can't get enough right now.

  9. Wow, I can't believe how much you have experienced, so very cool. The scenic pictures are breathtaking. Happy New Year!

  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I read your about me and can relate so much! Keep up the great work :) I love your blog name its super cute!Great pictures I want to get into kickboxing so bad.

  11. Wow 2011 was an awesome year for you! Visiting Australia & Vietnam are both on my bucket list, even more so after seeing your pics!

  12. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Looks like you had a pretty amazing 2011... forget about not getting to do many races or getting a race pic, it's pretty neat that you went skydiving, hiking, and went to Vietnam. That hotel sounds amazing too! You definitely had some awesome experiences :).

    Best wishes for 2012!

    Amy Lauren

  13. They are great pictures - the ones of your hike are stunning!
    You sound like a real action-woman - boot-camp, sky-diving and martial arts ... I'm impressed :-)

  14. Can I please come hang out with you?! Running races, beautiful landscapes, sky diving, and kick boxing... definitely things that are right up my alley! Looks like a great year!