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How Moving Made Me a Better Person (but not before making me a terrible person first)

There are a lot of things in this life that can get me cranky Hanging a towel over a door instead of a towel hook (I’m looking at you, Steven.) “Soaking” the dishes instead of washing them (….Steven…) People honking right when the light turns green (OK, Steven, you’re off the hook on this one.) Not picking up after your doggie does his/her business People who lean up against poles on the metro so that no one else can grab onto them in a crowded car People who fart on a crowded metro car and pretend to continue “reading” their book. The Metro But nothing makes me quite as cranky as moving. We recently relocated up the street since our little Noodle will be here soon and our old building wasn’t dog friendly. Remember little Noodle? I was initially pretty excited to move– getting Noodle is the single most exciting thing I have ever looked forward to. For some people it’s getting married. For others, its Taco Tuesday. I’d like to say I fall somewhere …

Here’s to 2017

Another cliche new years resolution coming at cha! Just kidding. Just think of it as a post laying out some goals and aspirations for the next 365 days that just happens to be published at the beginning of January. Last year for New Years Resolutions, I went total blogger-psycho laying out 52 new thing I was going to try for the year (1 for each week) and failed. To be fair, I did actually experience a few things that were on the list, but in the end, I’m not sure I really achieved or learned anything overall. That is a lie. I learned that without television, my life is very, very quiet. This year, with a year of blogging under my belt, I know better and have some clarity on how I want my 2017 to look. Finish Ironman Atlantic City One of my biggest physical goals for the year is to complete my first Ironman 70.3 in Atlantic City. I’ll (hopefully) be swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 and finishing off with a breezy 13.1 …

I Do’s and Peek a Boo’s

I was always told that college was the time you really grow, find yourself and become an adult. I totally disagree. College was the time where I crammed for tests and papers (like in high school), had meals prepared for me (like in high school) and slept in bunk beds (like in high school). If anything, I regressed in mental maturity because of the social activities I was a part of. One time in college I ate 8 hot dogs at a Jimmy Buffet day party. I  may have “grown” a pant size, but I hardly believe that any maturing happened. The first few years out of college however, have been a whirlwind of what I’ve felt like adulting is. Friends committing their lives to another, friends having offspring, battling with money, jobs, etc. Now THESE events have made me grow, find myself and become an adult. Some people hate it. Work becomes more intense and responsibilities grow. Days of drinking too early and staying up too late become a rarity. Walking to friends apartments on a whim become …

Traveling to Tri

Apologies for the absence, this summer has been a whirlwind of activities. That is not to be interpreted as “I’m sorry I did all these activities.” because I’m definitely not! That is what summer is for! I plan on doing a total recap of some of the awesome things that happened in the last two months but for now, I thought I’d stick to my most recent race (and first race I’ve traveled for). Steven, my mom and I had decided to go out west and visit Genie because well, we like her a little. Genie and I planned a week o’ fun to ensure we got the most out of our time on the west coast. Fun fact: it was also a momentous occasion because it was Steven’s first time west of the Mississippi! So obviously, we had to make it special. We thought a quick trip to Lake Tahoe would be a perfect start to vacation. And what makes a vacation more fun that swimming, biking and running!? Well, many things, but I’m a weird human so that …

Realizing the Dream: A Pokemon Story

Warning: if you follow me on snapchat, some of these jokes may seem familiar. Sorry, I’m not sorry, they were great jokes! Just kidding, my brain is too tired to think of new ones. If you want to see some fresh stuff, make sure you follow me @sunnieko. SO, last week I got the best email of all time. A company called Augusta Sports emailed me asking “at what lengths would you go to catch em all?” “Well,” I thought, “that depends.” The email continued and asked if they could send some of their gear to try out on a pokemon hunt/run and to represent my team (yeah team VALOR!). New gear? Legit excuse to play  more Pokemon go? Um. Yes please. My 10 year old former self was giving me a high five. August Sports sent me two pieces: The women’s Zentense Tank (in valor red) is a super wicking tank top which was perfect for the humid night I chose to run. As I’ve mentioned, I’m a real sweater and wasn’t even aware of …

My Homage to Sia

I woke up this morning with the best text of my life from my dear love, Sarah.   I love Sia. She is life. I love her music, her voice and I love her cool wigs and bows. I immediately whipped open the App and saw the glory that is the Sia SnapChat filter. And then it happened. It started off innocent enough… But then, I knew I needed to do more. I kept trying to think of ways to pay homage to my current musical idol. So I started what was to end up being the longest snapchat story of all time. You all know that chilling, hauntingly beautiful song, Chandelier? Of course you do. Well I knew I could never outdo my favorite Dance Mom’s dancer, Maddie, but I was inspired to try my own interpretation. I present to you, Chandelier, as told by me, via Sia SnapChat filter.   Yes, I know, I probably spent way too much time doing this. But anything for my girl, Sia. Follow me on snapchat (sunnieko) …

4 Ways to Get Motivated to Move (and none have to do with Pokemon…OK 1 might)

Happy Friday! Or as I’ve come to call it, another day to play pokemon go. Summer has turned into stressful (and productive!) work weeks followed by weekend upon weekend of activity with friends and family. This lifestyle has left my heart so full but my body and mind exhausted. I’ve been running on pizza and burgers which is so tasty but makes me feel really sluggish and, in turn, have severely reduced my workouts. Not to panic though; I’m a veteran at falling off the health wagon and am an expert and climbing back on. I looked at a calendar and am about 2 months out from my next race: The Nation’s Triathlon*. I’m starting getting back into eating/training right this week and thought I’d share a few of my tricks for how I get motivated to get moving again. *Update: I have an earlier race! I’m heading out west to visit my sister AND we are BOTH going to be competing in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Yay for swimming in water that isn’t potentially toxic! Sunnie’s Tips to …