Confession Thursday My Mission in Life…

Time for another round of Confession Thursday. Can someone please forward this to God? Thanks.


1. I cannot run without a visor so I got a little too excited about my new Run Happy Visor from Brooks. Between that and all the iced coffee I was drinking this morning I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I have way too much energy for a normal person.

run happy visor (612x612)

2. I went to acupuncture again yesterday. There’s nothing really wrong with me except deep psychological wounds from my chubby childhood, and I don’t really think he can fix those so basically it’s just a time for me to nap.

I have no idea what this says, but I’m a fan of Chinese medicine so let’s pretend it says something magical.

I have no idea what this says (450x800)

(Actually my ankle has been super tight so we’re working on that and it’s helping! If you’re in the OC hit me up for his contact info.)

3. If you put stevia and cinnamon on Rice Chex they will taste like cinnamon toast crunch. They will also disappear within days. Also magical.

rice chex cereal (450x800)

4. I promised myself RER would never resort to pants dropping antics, but I have to share this. A runner pooping repeatedly in someone’s yard is caught on tape. Tell me it’s not one of you… (but if it is, I can keep a secret)

Updated to add: Remy from RW suspects this is a hoax.

5. I bought this book “Where will you be 5 years from today?” after spotting it in Manhattan Beach a few weeks ago. It’s motivating and intimidating at the same time. I’m supposed to write a mission statement to start. Like, a mission statemeUpnt for my life.

 five year plan (800x450)

Suddenly my previous blog goal of My mission is to find the BEST chocolate chip cookie.” seems not good enough.

chocolate chip cookie

Back to the drawing board…

Question: All right, what’s your mission statement?


  1. Candice says

    OMG! That girl is gross! I mean sometimes accidents happen but she is making that her regular stop. I’m sure there are actually bathrooms she can stop in on her route. Hilarious.

  2. Sarah says

    The first draft of my mission statements is something like this:
    The mission of my life is to spread good energy through positive examples.

    When I die, I want the people who knew me to think that their lives were somehow made more positive by my presence. And I want to inspire others with this mission too!

  3. Kaelin says

    Malicious pooping? Really? Has this guy ever done on a long run before? I feel like sometimes your body gets into a rhythm and you need to go at the same point every time. She definitely could have found a better spot, but I doubt its a personal attack.

  4. says

    Ok so speaking of the search for the best chocolate chip cookie… yesterday I went to the new Lemonade that opened in Fashion Island and got a chocolate chip cookie. It was the best thing I ate all day. Just saying…

      • says

        Yes, that was my first thought too, “must be fake”. I’m going to update it to add that. I kinda think there’s something red flag about it for sure.

        PS – I’m pretty chill and didn’t read that offensively at all :)

  5. says

    I heard about the pooping runner on the news and cracked up. Crazy people, but sometimes gotta do what ya gotta do! I still go with the mission statement you have.. chocolate chip cookies are very important life’s happiness

  6. Sarah G. says

    Yikes, in 5 years… god, who knows. I have a lot of the big stuff done already like being married to some lug and buying a roof to put over my head. I guess I just want to be the healthiest version of myself and hopefully having a better idea of what kind of career would actually make me feel fulfilled. Those goals aren’t too shabby. :)

  7. says

    hmmm, don’t know if my mission statement is to vague, but “live life out loud” has been my sort of mantra for a while.
    as far as my five year goal… well, i’d have to say it is to buy a house. gettin’ hitched next year, so a house feels like a good “next step” after that. :)
    malicious fecal distribution! hahaha if it is a hoax it sure as heck was a funny one.

  8. Laura says

    Whoa! I HAVE to try that idea of putting stevia & cinnamon to jazz up my multigrain cereal. And P.S. A box of cereal rarely lasts more than a few days! You’re not alone!

    Also, love the visor. I really should have a visor. Maybe I will order one of those. I love anything that says run happy!! :)

  9. says

    A mission statement for my life would be difficult to come up with. Good luck! But I will say the best chocolate chip cookies are Cow Chip Cookies. Seriously, google it, and if you’re ever in Seattle eat their amazingness because they are awesome.

  10. says

    Oh god the thought of reading that book and writing that down makes me want to throw up. I’m a recent college grad so I’m already struggling to figure out what I want to do. It’s hard because I have two major interests (journalism and healthy living) and I just don’t know which one should become my career and which one should be my hobby. I think part of me wants to go down the fitness path (corporate fitness, personal trainer, etc.) but this tiny little voice in my head says that’s “not good enough” for some reason. It’s a crazy process and a tough time, but I know I’ll figure it out!

  11. says

    My mission statement is to achieve the following things:

    1) Be a loving, supportive, and fun mom
    2) Be a loving, supportive, and fun wife
    3) Laugh more
    4) Become a faster, more efficient, strong runner
    5) Qualify for Boston
    6) Be happy
    7) Have no regrets

  12. says

    OMG that runner is CRAZZZZYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

    When I was in college, they had the best warm chewy chocolate chip cookies ever!!

    LOVE that visor!! :)

  13. says

    I’m so thankful for alternative theraphy and my Chinese physician had helped me get back to running after my 2 fractures. Run-jog-walk-shuffle in 2.5-3 weeks out from a fracture.

  14. says

    I would like for my “where will I be in 5 years/mission statement” to be that I am retired…but I’m not sure the Hubs will go for that. Originally we said that we would retire at 55 so technically it’s just 7 years away!

  15. says

    My mission statement is pretty simple:


    Since I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in late 2008, I have learned to cut the crap (sorry 😉 ) and only spend energy on what I love- God, my husband, our 3 kids, and family and friends. Simple and perfect.

      • says

        Doing pretty well. I am 35 and my body thinks I am 90-ish, so that’s been a struggle especially continuing to run. I keep having stress fractures and such, so I’m down to two days a week of running but am ok to walk/kickbox/yoga/whatever the rest of the time. I’m having a new scan next week to check things out that have popped up on my bloodwork recently. Praying that they will still show remission! XOXO

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