Early Morning Confessions

I’m taking a page out of Brittany’s book blog, Blissful Britt, and telling you my early morning confessions…

I only ran once last work week. Say what?!?! You read that correctly. Between a rest day, doctors appointment, soccer and body bump, I didn’t get around to running until Friday. Who am I? At least the weather was cool and it was a good run.

Friday Run

I forgot to mention two resolutions goals of mine… better posture and holding my core in. They kind of go hand in hand, as it’s easier to have better posture when you’re not walking around with your gut out. I tend to slump over when I sit, and even when I stand sometimes, so I really need to remember to sit up straight at work. Holding my core in is just to keep those abdominals strong πŸ™‚

I’ve been keeping a Trader Joe’s find from you guys.Β These little nuggets of joy are cocoa nibs covered in dark chocolate. They are super addicting, but since they’re cocoa nibs they are slightly bitter and you don’t end up eating a whole container of them. I buy 5 at a time and keep them in my purses and at my desk.


I read every night before bed. We all know my favorite night time activity is eating my shot glass of nut butter, but my second favorite is curling up in bed and reading. Sometimes it’s a few chapters, sometimes it’s a few pages. It all depends on how tired I am, but I always look forward to shutting my lap top, putting my phone on silent and having quite time to read.

Nightly Reading

Speaking of bed…Β I really need to wash Riley’s dog bed.Β AKA our folded up mattress pad. She loves sleeping on this thing and is too freakin cute.

Riley Mattress

Sometimes I wish we could just turn RileyΒ into a human. Anyone else ever think about that with their pet? She’d be so smart and funny and well behaved. Just saying.

Riley Face

I love Cristino’s pizza.Β This was one of my top post long run lunches and I just can’t give it up. I may not have run 20 miles on Saturday (actually, it was only 4, plus body pump with my mom) but I still ate 3 pieces and enjoyed every bite. It’s a good thing this place is a 45 min drive and not right around the corner.

Saturday Cristinos

I feel like I thought of a billion more confessions during my run that I can’t remember.Β Don’t you hate that?! I always come up with great ideas or have deep thoughts when I run, but kind of like a good dream, I seem to forget them when I’m ready to put them on paper. Maybe there will be a part 2 to this post πŸ™‚

What is your confession?

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  1. Heather, love your confessions!! Good posture is so important!! That’s a great one! I always tell my husband to stop slumping and shoulders back. πŸ™‚ Riley is SO freakin’ cute!! Such a sweet face!! Smooch! Have a Happy Sunday! XOXO

  2. Love your confessions! Haha! I think the same about our animals. πŸ™‚ My confession is I had 1/4 of a pint of ben and jerrys fudge brownie icecream.. :/ IT WAS GOOD! Lol

  3. BOOYA, love this post just as much as you always say you love mine! Now I get it. HA! I say 4 miles earns FOUR slices of pizza, so you were under. Those TJ’s nibs are so good, sosososo good. I’m going to TJ’s today for the first time in weeks (as I’ve mentioned many times this is like a trip to Disneyland because I don’t like going into the one in my town because I used to work there…lol) so I hope to find FUN STUFF!

    • Confessions are my faves!!! Ya, I prob should have had 4, but I saved the other piece for today:) Hope you got some good ish at TJ’s! It’s also quite the trip for me and I haven’t been in WEEKS. Must. Fix. I’ll meet you at yours πŸ˜‰

  4. That pizza looks awesome.
    the things we think about when we run!
    I only ran twice last week also. Feeling like a slackers! My friends are beginning their Boston marathon training. I’m only running short races.

    • I always think about food and the most random things while running. Guess that’s why it’s such good therapy. Glad I’m not the only one with low mileage last week. I’m so jealous of everyone and their marathon training! I just want to be out there working hard again!

  5. Ummmm my confession … I didn’t run much more than you chica …ugh! This nagging leg slowed me a bit last week and I played it conservative resting and putting time in on the bike. I have a race Saturday but plan to make more of a fun run with Gasparilla fast approaching. Christino’s pizza!!! Where are they located??? I need to start reading before bed. That’s a habit I want to start πŸ™‚

    • Dang leg! I thought it got the “you’re supposed to be healed” memo?! Good plan to take it easy Sat. Gasparilla is right around the corner!! The original Cristino’s is in Clearwater off Ft. Harrison, kind of before you get on the bridge to Clearwater beach. They opened another one in YBOR, however I haven’t been there.

  6. Oh!! I need to try out those cocoa nibs! I was just at TJ’s today too!! Bummer, next time! Thanks for the tip!

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