I hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine’s Day. We sure did! This was my first year celebrating Valentine’s Day with my Valentine at home with me the entire day. That is more than enough to ever ask for.
I took some time in the morning to put together my gift for Jennie. After my morning spin class, I picked up 12 Gus and some construction paper. Then the cutting, gluing and assembly began. In no time, 4 mint chocolate Gu, 4 tri-berry Gu, 4 chocolate Gu, and a couple sheets of construction paper became a dozen GuLips for her.
And what better way to present them than in a running shoe box?
It is awesome having such a wonderful wife who shares in some of the same passions that I do(although I think Jennie believes I am still a little crazy
all the time at times). I also got her some “real” flowers in the form of a window sill herb garden. Basil, oregano, and chives will surely add some fresh flavor to our meals.
For lunch, I surprised Jennie by taking her to Marie Catribs, a restaurant we have been wanting to try. We almost went last month but one person in our group had been before and didn’t like it. Well, let’s just say that person must be crazy because it was A-MAZING! They specialize in locally grown and organic, farm to table meals. They have a plethora of Gluten Free and Vegan dishes, so for all of you out there will special diets, you are sure to find something. Oh, and Emz, they have HOMEMADE PICKLES! And did I mention the portion size? Sandwiches the size of your head!
I ended up with a Chicken Salad (chicken salad, tomato, and fresh greens) sandwich and Jennie went with a Chicken Cranberry (grilled chicken breast, provolone, cream cheese, spinach, and cranberry sauce). We also split an order of roasted seasoned potatoes and pita bread. We certainly made mess of ourselves trying to eat the enormous sandwiches. I gave up on the second half and ate part of it with a fork.
We plan on going back (and then back again and back again after that).
Jennie and I each had separate runs scheduled for the day. Jennie headed out on her run while I finished up some work and then I headed out. While I was out, Jennie surprised me by baking this giant cookie.
For some scale, the cooling rack the cookie is sitting on is roughly 10” x 16”. We plan on diving into it tonight. I’d save you all some, but I have a feeling it will be too good to save any leftovers.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Did you incorporate a running/triathlon theme into it at all?