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Just Tri It Out

Happy 2016!

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday. Mine was lovely and very eventful:

I got to spend time with my mom and sister and Booty-Dog


Booty-Dog Trying to Escape our loving choke hold


Mom was so good at aerial yoga!

I went up to Connecticut to visit Steven’s family on New Years,


Matching one-sies #FTW!


This is how you chill drinks on Janelli Mountain

Snapseed (3)

Enjoying the view after running up and back on Steven’s driveway… did I mention he lives on top of a mountain?? #feeltheburn

Two of my favorite people got engaged


Congrats Sean and Kat!!

I got to snap a few photos of Steven’s sister Cathy and her fiancé Ted while they took their engagement photos


So cute (and congrats!)

AND I was chosen as a Fit Approach #SweatPink Ambassador!


Yay for 2016!!

It was also full of new “tri-s”: I took an aerial yoga class, I cooked cauliflower 2 new ways (mashed and as rice), I ate pheasant that Steven hunted, I TRIED to get my wallet back after it was stolen, and last but not least, I made my 52 new “tri-s” list for the new year.

One of my resolutions for 2016 is to do something new every week for each week in 2016. It is a combination of some random skills that I’ve read everyone should know how to do, a few goofy challenges, and things I’ve genuinly always wanted to tri.

SO here is my final 52 tri-s in 52 weeks list*. I’m not going to try to stick with it in this order but am attempting to knock off one each week until 2017! You can check on the status of what I’ve done on my new “52 tri-s ” page. Each of these things are brand spankin’ new things I’ve never done.

  1. Play a song on the ukelele
  2. Make a fire like a caveman
  3. Jump start a car
  4. Change a tire on a car
  5. Change my wiper blades on my car(clearly I’m not so car savvy)
  6. Tie 5 different knots
  7. Take cold showers for a week
  8. Write a children’s book (words/illustrations)
  9. Journal every day for a week
  10. Volunteer at a pet shelter
  11. Write a 10 page e-book and upload to amazon
  12. Solve a rubix cube
  13. Ride a segway
  14. Make a candle
  15. Eat 6 saltines in a minute
  16. Do an acroyoga pose
  17. Open a wine bottle without a wine bottle opener
  18. Write letters to my friends with 10 reasons I love them
  19. Be a part of a live studio audience
  20. Make a 30 before 30 list (a list in a list, WHAT!?)
  21. Take an art class
  22. Avoid wearing “real” pants for a week
  23. Invest in stock
  24. Take a blog course
  25. Fix my own bike tire
  26. Go TV-less for a week
  27. Play a round of golf
  28. Peel an egg with one hand
  29. Run a half marathon
  30. Do a duck call
  31. Run the entire Mall
  32. Clean up/Organize the entire apartment
  33. Re-learn to drive a manual car (I was very bad when I learned in high school)
  34. Speed Read
  35. Recall every country in the world by memory
  36. Whistle with my fingers
  37. Learn how to tell how much time is left before sunset without a clock
  38. Write a letter in calligraphy
  39. Cook a soufflé
  40. Knit a piece of clothing
  41. Learn a non-card magic trick
  42. Do a back flip
  43. Play poker
  44. Memorize every president and their vice president
  45. Learn my rights during a police stop
  46. Don’t spend any money for a week
  47. Make something out of a glass bottle
  48. Do a beer mile
  49. Read the last Harry Potter (I know, I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t done this.)
  50. Use every Instagram filter with a related picture
  51. Learn 10 new vocabulary words every day for a week
  52. Set a 1 goal for every year for the next 50 years

So there ya have it! I’ll mention each of my weekly tasks in my blog posts so make sure you subscribe and follow me on twitter and Instagram (@JustTriItOnce) to keep up with how things are going. It should be one doozy of a year

Leave comments below if you have new things you are tri-ing this year!

*I got some of these ideas/was inspired from 54 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do , 52 Mini Bucket List Ideas for 2016 Happiness and Creativity, 50 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, 52 Fun Things to Learn and my own brain!

Happy Tri-ing!


  1. Hooray! We’re so excited to have you as part of the #sweatpink team! 🙂 I love aerial yoga – how fun to do it with your family. 🙂

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    • Thank you!!! Happy 2016, can’t wait to get sweaty!

      Aerial yoga was fantastic– such an amazing stretch and so whimsical! I would love to do it more often!


  2. I love this idea instead of making a bunch of huge new year’s resolutions. These are all easy to accomplish, but they still help you learn more about yourself with each one. I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book, maybe this year I should jump in! Good luck!!


    • Thanks Jordyn! I’m excited to learn a few new skillz and continue growing! I’m SO excited to write a children’s book, even if it stinks! Let me know how it goes for you!
      Happy 2016!


  3. caroline says

    I’m surprised by many if these that you haven’t done before, play poker, jump start a car? I’m excited for a lot of them! And some I want to try too! Let me know if you need another poker buddy 🙂 and i guess the back flip isn’t counting diving boards and trampolines. 😉


    • I know- I was surprised too! But I’ve never independently jumped started a car (I’ve been there when Steven has done it) and I don’t actually know how to play poker haha. AND I’ve never done a backflip, not even on the trampoline or diving board, only a front flip! It is going to be a an exciting year, and YES to being a poker buddy! xoxo


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