All posts tagged: humor

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) …

We didn’t watch TV for a week, and here’s what happened

We died. Just kidding. A few weeks ago, Steven suggested that I knock off another “52 Tris in 52 weeks” items. It had been awhile (life got busy!) but I’m still determined to complete the list. At the pace I’m completing these, I’m going to have a very, very….very busy December. The rules were simple: No TV and no computer. Here are the notes from my Week With No TV Diary. Monday Dear Diary, Today after work, Steven and I went to the Nationals Game with Sarah and Tommy. It was a fun game (except that the Nat’s lost.) We partially planned to complete this task this week because we knew we wouldn’t have to worry about struggling with no TV for at least a day. Starting the week with good friends, baseball, and dippin dots… seems like its gonna be a easy peasy! Tuesday Dear Diary, Today, we had our first dinner at home for the week. Normally, dinner consists of some lovely meal on our couch while we watch Chopped, whatever game is on …

How to Take a Great Fitness Selfie

Writing this blog is one of my favorite activities these days. I love the creative process of thinking of post topics, writing, editing (although I know my editing skills are laclster lack luster lakluster….bad ), scheduling when they will go live, and seeing a final product. Unfortunately, writing isn’t the only piece of a successful blog. Apparently, you need some good photos to catch the reader’s eye…and I’ve found it to be true. My blog posts where I have the most photos have infinitely more visitors and views than the ones that don’t. Is the art of reading dead!? Is no one reading this!? Oh well, I know my mom always does, so I’ll continue. Thanks mom! I started thinking the other day when choosing photos to insert into a blog post, that I must look like the most self-involved ass clown when taking photos for Just Tri It Once. “Why is that girl taking  taking 543 selfies of herself in front of a that stationary bike?” I’ve realized it is just the the curse of the blogger’s selfie…or the belfie *as I will refer …

I’m Not Getting Married…

  …right now (good hook-headline huh!? Thats Blogging 101 right there!). Is there something about entering the later half of your twenties that creates a time bomb that everyone, except for me, can see strapped to my body?? It is allegedly a terrifying  bomb…covered in lace, flowers AND it plays the Cha-Cha Slide on repeat. That’s right. The marriage bomb. This crazy contraption makes everyone feel like if I don’t get married within the next 48 hours, I’m doomed to a life of sadness. It seems like just yesterday, everyone was advising me that I was too young to get married…that I needed more life experience…that I needed to know my partner better…that I needed to be financially stable. Meanwhile, I was just wondering if I should get extra cheese on my pizza. Now, it is one of the most frequent questions I get. I’m flattered that people think because I’ve aged another year, I am that much more mature (did I mention I was taking shots of fireball on my birthday a mere month ago?) but let’s be serious. I’m still just a …

Chi-Town Date with Aziz Ansari

I dare say that Aziz Ansari has played a critical part in my relationship with Steven. When we first started dating, Steven and I were 24, both freshly returned from living abroad, newly employed in the US workforce, living on our own, and embodying everything there was to embody when you are a mid-twenty-something. Our dates consisted of cheap beers, taco nights, late nights out with friends and did I mention cheap beers? A live Aziz Ansari show was the first big date activity Steven and I did together that didn’t involve a bar. It was revolutionary. Ok I lied, there was a bar… but it only played a small part in the date. I don’t think Steven ever really found Aziz that funny… He tolerated how highly I spoke of the Parks and Rec star, and fake laughed as I repeated his jokes over and over again. Fast forward a few years, and Aziz has come out with a Netflix original series called Master of None. I watched the first season in a weekend (if you haven’t seen it, I highly …

Inside My Brain during an Outside Run

For the past two and a half months, I have been training for my half marathon, covering just under 100 miles, enduring a few pesky injuries and some crazy warm weather. Since we’ve gotten pretty close over the past few months, I’ve decided to give you some real details. Here are my running thoughts. 5:05 PM: Here I am about to start my run. For all of you reading this, you might think this is the “start” but a lot has happened to get up to this point. I woke up in the morning, had to put on pants (this is probably the most trying part of the day), commute to work, work, commute home, take off pants that took so much effort to put on in the morning only to put on a different kind of functioning “pants” and then snap this photo. 5:07 PM: Now, I am sitting on the couch contemplating whether it is too dark to run. I might get hit by a car. I might get kidnapped. I might get hit by a deer. …