Went on my first day-trip from Beijing, and I've only been here for 11 months. Anna and I went for a hike (just a gentle hike...500m vertical climbing!), and it was a good lung tester after all of the fitness training I've been doing recently. It was nice to make it to the top of the climb in the lead group :)
Unfortunately, it was a bit of a hazy day (all too common here in BJ), but well worth the effort, and worth it to get out of the city for a few hours...and I have Anna to thank for kicking my arse to move myself! I can see us going on a few hikes with these guys in the future!