Day one. Boats lining the canal in Chioggia, Italy.
Espresso at a bar stop in Italy before climbing up the Apennine Mountain.
Biking along the Po River Trail in Italy.
Fresh peaches from an agriturismo in Italy.
Large plate of fresh pasta and grated cheese while out to eat in Ravenna, Italy.
Dad taking a break after a hot day riding in Italy.
Taking a break along the road in Italy.
Fresh plantain chips and dip in Belize.
A delicious bagel and egg sandwich with cream cheese and tomato. (Placencia, Belize)
Pancake and fruit breakfast in Honduras.
This is a photo of my favorite palm tree on Caye Caulker, Belize.
Joe and I on a date night in Honduras.
A woman cleans scales off of fish in an outdoor market in Nicaragua.
Fresh fruit at the market in Nicaragua.
Cows frequently cause cars to pull to the side or stop in the middle of the road so to allow the herd to pass. (Nicaragua)
A delicious and refreshing fresh fruit plate to start our day in Nicaragua.
Fish tacos for lunch in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
We loved watching the surfers at dusk in Nicaragua. This sport is on my live list now!
Dinner in Florence, Italy, caprese salad.
Fresh fruit outside a grocery store in Italy.
Our first and some of the best gelato in Italy.
Pesto is one of the specialities in the Cinque Terre. Here pesto is atop of gnocchi for dinner in Monterosso.
This delicious treat is bread fruit. Here it is soaking in salt water, prepping it for frying. The result is like thick homemade potato chips. (Caye Caulker, Belize)
Making lobster ceviche for dinner.
Coco, my favorite running partner, becoming older and wiser with each passing year.
Me after a great run with Coco on a hot summer day. Notice how my face matches the color of my red seats!
The sun sets in Nicaragua and on 2014. Wishing you all a healthy and happy year in 2015.
As 2014 comes to a close, we can all reflect on what we accomplished during the past year, along with what we’d like to change and new goals to set and reach in 2015. I have much to be thankful for this year. We’ve settled into our new home and found a new balance with life, work, and fitness. Joe and I were fortunate to travel to Belize and Honduras earlier this year to rejuvenate and temporarily escape from our hectic day-to-day life. I was also very fortunate to take a biking trip with my dad in Italy. And, I had numerous coffee dates with my mom where we talked about life, work, family and God.
Not all goals were reached and I have many things I’d like to change and new accomplishments to strive for in 2015. Two of my biggest goals this year are to create a workout/training calendar and compete in at least two races (triathlon or cycling). (I’ll have a more detailed goals plan later this week that I will share with you, so stay tuned!) 🙂
As I reminisce about the year past, what I have and have not accomplished, I can’t help but to smile. (So cliché, I know, but so true.) What a year it has been; so many memories made. The photos above are just a glimpse into what 2014 encompassed; the food I ate, the people and memories that I will always cherish, and the experiences that will forever be a part of me. I’m not sure what 2015 will bring, but if it’s anything like this past year and if I can focus my goals along with my mind and body, it will be one of the best years yet. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!