1. This book is totally giving me a science high. With a combination of nature talk and scientific facts ABOUT nature, I get lost in the text. I even read the chapter about snails.
2. I was on a runners high for a solid week after my last half marathon. Thank you for all the kind comments I received on that post. I just want to say that I officially hate hornets, and I will make it my life mission to stay away from them. My stings got so itchy I wanted to GNAW my damn leg off. I have had a huge red ring of death around the entry hole for over two weeks, and I am convinced something is breeding inside my leg.
3. Sometimes I kinda, sorta, love where I live.
4. I have only run a handful of times since my race, and after a much needed break the last couple weeks I am ready to get back to a schedule. I also miss spin class..like..a lot. I ran my fastest 5K a couple days ago with a time of 26:44. That’s an 8:37 pace. I was elated.
5. I have been doing a lot of this lately..reading WITH my coffee.
6. I finally downloaded the new iPhone update, but only after seeing it improved picture quality. I resisted for weeks, but I am a sucker for a good photo. I need a real camera…
7. I want this chair at my table. This chair would give me permission to eat my food as if I were a tornado. Who says only kids get special high chairs?
8. I went trick or treating last night (no, I do not have kids..) The quote of the night was when asked for our ID’s and my friend said, “we’re 13….plus 13.” I died. I’ll stop when I am 30…maybe. I gave all my loot away though, no milk chocolate for me.
9. It’s November, and Starbucks is preparing for the holidays with a super awesome sale! I got this mug I have been lusting over for only $5! I had a partner discount too, but still!
10. I am so in love with fall. I just can’t get enough of the colors, the smells, and the baked goods. I know one person that doesn’t want summer to end, but she is craayyy.
Q: What’s your confession!?
51 thoughts on “Early Morning Confessions”
My confession is I am a compulsive book buyer and there is nothing better than a morning read with a hot cup of coffee or tea!! Last week, I bought four books from Goodwill for $2.32. TWO DOLLARS! Can’t beat that!
Congrats on your 5k!! That is so awesome! And I absolutely love that chair…”This chair would give me permission to eat my food as if I were a tornado.” LOVE that, haha!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
8:37= Baller status! I need that “high chair.” Wonder what Todd would say if he walked into the house and that was at our table, haha. Your friends response was hilarious! I would have given her double candy. I can’t believe you read a chapter on snails?! So proud. one step closer to overcoming your fear 🙂 I need to hit up my Starbucks and see if they are having a sale. THat mug is Fall Perfection.
I don’t know if I would go as far as saying I can OVERCOME the fear, more like adapt to the world around me. HA! Living in a rainy state means LOTS of SLUGS! BLECH!
I love that chair! If you can find a matching table, that would be amazing and perfect 😀
Early morning confession? I ate cake for breakfast and have spent the majority of my work day hopping around and reading people’s blogs. While some might feel shame at these two facts, I feel like I won friday.
You most definitely won Friday. Job well done.
I love the reading with coffee! There is nothing I love more than reading a good book with a hot drink. My confession….I love looking at catalogs. Mostly yarn and crafts and photography. Even though I can’t buy the stuff in it (kinda on a spending freeze at the moment), it’s fun to fantasize. I guess it’s kinda like window shopping.
That chair is awesome and so is that view!!
You are making me miss my waterfront marina views with the picture of those docks! It looks EXACTLY like my marina. Bahhhhh as much as I love fall and weather and everything, I also miss summer like cray.
I am so going to check out the Starbucks sale! I always lust over their cups and mugs when I’m in there!
Your coffee pics make me feel cozy inside! Confession…I haven’t done anything at work today except, blog, read blogs, play on Facebook and most recently, paint my nails! #winning TGIF, chicka!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I love the mug. And the 13 plus 13 comment. And your 5K time. Whoooooaaaa. That’s awesome.
My confession is that this day has been far too busy for a Friday after a holiday. I am exhausted and there are still a couple of hours remaining in the day.
Kristina at damntenpounds
That lake shot is so gorgeous!! I kinda love where you live too. I can’t wait to see the PNW one day. You are selling it up, big time! Confession: I said I was done with candy after last night, but had coffee, rolo’s and a heath bar for breakfast. Ok. Now I’m done 🙂 Have a good weekend!!
I am dying for a REAL camera too… but my pennies somehow aren’t adding up 😉
My favorite thing on the weekends is to read a book/magazine with my morning cup of coffee. So much better than slamming it down at my desk at work with stupid reports, powerpoints, etc. RANT OVER.
my confession is that as a self pro-claimed lover of summer, i’m beginning to be equally as obsessed with fall….but it’s cousin winter can screw off! haha 🙂
AH, agreed…winter is SOOOO not my jam. NOO!
Brittany you are SO brave to read the snail chapter!! I am really proud of you for having the courage to do that. You’re incredible girl! And on top of all that, an 8:37 pace?? You must have wings attached to your shoes — that’s so fast! 😀
I still haven’t downloaded the new iPhone update either. Is it really worth it? Does everything look topsy-turvy and crazy? Good photos are important to me too, so if the picture quality improves enough, I just might bite the bullet…
You never talk about your running on your blog (well…it’s a food blog of course you wouldn’t HA!) but I suspect you are a SPEEEEEDSTER. My small excitement over this pace is just my attempt to keep up with all you speedy runners!
Everything looks different on the iPhone with the update..butttt I kinda like it. I am always SO hesitant and hate updates, but it was like having a new phone so it was kinda fun. The photos on my phone still aren’t as good as on my friends that showed me the upgrade so I think my phone may just be old. LOL.
I’m as slow as the snails in your book chapter!! Seriously. I’m basically a 10-minute mile person. But… I just got new shoes and ran 8 miles today! Except they gave me blisters. Boo. I might have to upgrade my socks now…
Aww what a bummer! What iPhone do you have? My camera has been iffy since I first bought it, but that could also be because I’m so used to the crystal clear quality of my DSLR for food photos. Oops! 😛
8:37 = speedster. For sure! You obviously neede the rest and your legs are stronger than ever now. I love that book you are reading… So you. That chair would be so sweet on the porch at the B and B.
Confession- I ate approximately 30 lbs of candy and ran like, 15 miles this week. Operation detox starts tomorrow. Seriously.
Alex @ therunwithin
well now I love you even more. I wish I had friend’s who would go trick or treating with me. I could so pull that off.
kathy @ vodka and soda
i love summer but i love certain things about the fall too… the smells, the beautiful leaves…but i could definitely do without all the freaking rain!
i picked up reading again too! but unlike you, i decided to pick a book that will make me cry like a bitch instead of educate me about food and snails and what not. your pick is probably better!
I was reading too many “cry like a bitch” books so I decided a scientific one was due. HA!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I’ve been putting off downloading the newest iPhone update because of how bad I’ve heard the battery life becomes, but.. better pictures?! Really?! Ugh. Looks like I’m going to have to bite the bullet and start carrying a charger with me everywhere.
Today’s confession? It’s Friday and I have absolutely no brain power left. Woohoo!
You should dive in to the book Bright Side Up! I feel like you would love it!
Awesome, thank you for the suggestion I will check it out!!
You’re welcome! For the record, if you were a dude, you would be my soul mate…books and coffee are my two favorite things.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
Looks like you and I are gunna have to fight over Brittany!! She’s MY soul mate. lol!
Well I’ll just make her pumpkin desserts. That’s the way to her heart! Lol
I’m totally in love with Fall too. The flavors, the leaves, the clothes, the colors, my god the colors. I saw the most beautiful black on blue sky this morning on my way into work. It was all I could do to keep my eyes on the road.
Coffee and books go together. The only thing missing is the fireplace this time of year, which is yet another reason I love fall. You know another reason? Your squash picture at the end.
The Vegan 8
Love that chair, just like everybody else has said! Super cool! I love Fall too…I love Spring, but this time of year…the colors, weather, holidays, etc. I think really excited me to my core!
Luv What You Do
I love that mug! Wish I had more tea and coffee mug time!
Confession…hmmm! I didn’t really want to go to work this week! Would have much rather stayed home in my PJ’s.
love that picture of the lake, but where exactly is it?? northwest? and tricking-or-treating is the best – keep on keeping on (anything for candy, right?)
Great guess, northwest indeed. Washington state to be exact!
Early morning confession: I told my Mother the other day that I didn’t need any Christmas gifts since her & my father are coming to visit in January — however, Ninja released their newest Blender & I kind of sort of .. okay I told her..i need it! Oh well – it’s awesome & I’m in Heaven.. I mean I need it!! I even threw in that it’s almost mandatory that I get it so when their here she can enjoy a lovely smoothie — a $260.00 smoothie 🙂
I bit the bullet and updated my phone too……….no huge complaints other than I’m not a fan of the new calendar layout. the picture quality is improved- super yay.
My confession is that I’m on my 4th cup of coffee in 60 minutes!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Wow, that lake is amazing- I love it!
Urgh, the iphone update….love/hate with it. It slowed down all my applications but the picture quality is a plus! Starbucks have the best seasonal products- I remember stocking up in JFK on mugs and everything for all my mates I had blissfully forgotten about!
I love your Stabucks stacking cup… I got an email about their fall drinkware being on sale… I have to stop in sometimes and check it all out before it’s gone!
I have always wanted to visit WA… it just looks SO beautiful.
Sounds like a lovely last couple of days. I’m with you on hornets and on loving fall. Especially the colors, smells and tastes. Some hot pumpkin tea, pumpkin pie, butternut squash soup, carrot ginger soup and the list goes on and on. All, minus the cold weather hovering around the corner ready to attack!
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
gahhh I want to visit Seattle so badly! two of my friends who are a couple will be moving up there soon … maybe my wish will come true!! haha then I can see the beauty you always post. 😉
GiGi Eats Celebrities
You know what’s funny? While I say I “miss summertime” – Summertime can actually KISS MY ASS! Fall is by far my favorite season! The cooler weather, the calmed down moods, the excitement over the upcoming holidays… Wait, I just said calmed down moods and then said excitement – HUH? Well, shit… if you know me well enough Brit, you KNOW what I MEAN!!!!!
The only thing missing right now, is having a pre-thanksgiving dinner with YOU! Maybe we should do this over skype, OMG that’s be flipping brilliant and hysterical…. Hysteriant… or Brillical! Whichever one you like better, we are going with it!!!!!
I saw those mugs at sbux yesterday and thought of you cause you instagrammed it…. I should’ve checked the price and boughten one! Imma go back today. I absolutely LOVE that you went trick or treating!! I was thinking about it.. I just really want candy.. but then I would become obese.. but I am well on my way there already considering all the crap I have been stuffing in my face the last few weeks 😀 I LOVE FALL TOO. AND CHRISTMAS.
Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
I think that’s awesome you went Trick-or-Treating!! I’m so glad I have kids so I can continue to go too! I love it. You DO live in an amazing place. Wow. I love that mug too….sooo cute!
Matt @ Runner Savvy
Haha I updated my iPhone on the day iOS 7 came out! #technerd
Life After Swimming
That water pic is gorgeous and that chair is so stinking cute! I want to go Trick or Treating! 🙂
Someone asked for your ID’s when trick or treating???
An Unrefined Vegan
I love your confession posts – I always feel a little like a sneaky voyeur or something.
I want that mug. I have thousands of mugs (a bit of hyperbole there, but you know) yet want more. Is that so wrong?
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
I’ve not done the iPhone software update yet as I’ve heard both good and bad things about it. I really need to just get on with it and do it though!
I love reading too but I read with my chai or a cup of tea not coffee 🙂
It is great that you love where you live. Well done on that 5k PR by the way, that is awesome ❤
I love where you live too! That water looks beyond freezing… Ha!
DANGGGGG that’s a fast fast fast 5K girl! That’s amazing!!!! You have been killing it with the running, even if it’s not as frequent! And fingers crossed you can do that half… <3<3<3
My confession is while I love Pumpkin Spice I HATE the Gingerbread flavor that starts hitting places now.
Rach @ This Italian Family
Such a pretty place you live. 🙂 And coffee with a good book is a winning combination! 🙂