A Look Back At 2014


I wasn’t originally planning on doing a year in review recap since I didn’t start A Couple of Dashes until August, but after reading a few by other bloggers (Lake Shore Runner, Meals and Miles and Run Eat Repeat), I decided I would be sad if I didn’t have one to look back at next year. My year was filled with some crazy highs and lows. I lost some old friends and made some new ones, let go of some dreams that could never fully make it to fruition, but also saw some dreams I never could have imagined before come true. So here’s a look back at all the shenanigans I got into in 2014! Let’s get to it!


Rang in the New Year with some of my favorite people! (Maybe in 2015 I’ll learn how to keep my eyes open in photos!)


Visited Florida and Disney World for the first time with a few friends during the Disney World Marathon Weekend…


and finished my first half marathon! YAY for a new PR!



I got a surprise visit from one of my favorite people in the whole world, my cousin…


She was in town for a work trip that just happened to coincide with Super Bowl weekend so we all got to celebrate a Seahawks victory together!



I placed first in my age group at the Roger’s St. Paddy’s Day Fun Run…


And met Jerrod Niemann at a St. Paddy’s Day concert!



I attempted to run four 5k’s in one day for the Daffodil 5k Challenge, but had to quit halfway through because of an injury flair up.


So I ended up walking the Cosmic Run 5k a few weeks later with some friends…


And spent a Sunday Funday at Chateau Ste Michelle winery!



Walked my 3rd Color Run with my mom on Mother’s Day and went out to brunch to celebrate afterwards.



Spent a ton of time at the local Farmer’s Market each week with my favorite co-worker picking out all the best flowers!

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Celebrated my 29th birthday with some of my absolute favorite people…


and visited the ocean for the first time in a long time!



Made a daytrip to Westport with my mom…


and had a Sunday Funday wine tasting in Woodinville with my bestie.



A Couple of Dashes was born


and I went on a girls road trip with my mom and aunt to Oregon to visit my cousin and her little ones!


Wrote one of my favorite posts about the significance of starting lines in running and in life, made a list of ways to be the best versions of myself, got CPR certified, made my first YouTube video taste testing all things pumpkin spice and…

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met one of my favorite comedians and Cosmo Radio hosts.


Hosted my first giveaway for Nuun, became a Sweat Pink Ambassador, met the author of one of my favorite books at the Growing into Grace Workshop and…


got a Taylor Swift style makeover (cut my hair MUCH shorter, got side bangs and went more blonde) before spending the evening at the pumpkin patch!


Participated in the #ProudToBeMe Blogger Campaign, helped welcome ClassPass to Seattle, was nominated for a Liebster Award, rediscovered my love for Bikram Yoga and…


Watched the Seahawks play football on Thanksgiving Day!


Created my first recipe for peppermint double chocolate chip cupcakesvisited the gingerbread house display (one of my favorite holiday traditions), taught my first spin class, became a Nuun Ambassador, went on a Blogger Food Tour


celebrated my besties birthday with a chocolate tour followed by brunch and set some goals and words to live by in 2015!

Thank you so much for sharing your 2014 with me! I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!

Questions of the Day:

What is your favorite memory from 2014?

What are some of your goals for 2015?


Linking up to Running with Spoons, Healthy Diva Life, Her Heartland Soul and Life of Meg.

4 thoughts on “A Look Back At 2014

    • I decided I had to do it after you did yours because you made a great point of possibly being sad to not have one to look back on next year! Isn’t Ste Michelle wine delicious?!?! The Sweet Harvest Riesling is one of my favorites!


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