Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello, there! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you lovely ladies! I hope you are enjoying chocolate and wine, or whatever your vice of choice is today. :-)

Did anyone get any fun VDay gifts? We did a combined birthday/Valentine's Day celebration last week, so today is low key. For my birthday, I got these fabulous shoes (in black), from Michael. LOVE them.

I also got a sparkly red Bic Band from Michael as my Valentine's Day present - love it! The man has great taste. :-)

I wore pink today, and a ruffle-y white tank, as I'm organizing the Valentine's Day party at Sam's school this afternoon.

Pink sweater - Jcrew, Jackie cardigan
White ruffle-y tank - Gap
Jeans - Rock & Republic. These really need higher heels, but I'm sort of beyond the phase where I can wear higher heels. Maybe I should have them hemmed a bit more
Shoes - hard to tell, but Jcrew black patent pumps.

My nutrition has been pretty good, although there were lots of fun celebratory splurges over the past week involving Greek food, wine, cupcakes . . . all of the good things in life! :-)

Here's what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast - whole wheat english muffin w/ 1 egg scrambled with a diced yellow pepper + a bunch of sliced fruit + coffee/milk
Snack - Kind bar. Hello, the dark chocolate cherry cashew flavor is crazy amazing. Where have these been all my life?!
Lunch - small piece of leftover chicken pesto pizza + apple
Snack - handful of Pirate's Booty. This was unplanned - I was starving after my workout.
Dinner - tortellini with grated parmesan, fresh tomatoes, & yellow pepper + barbecued chicken on top. With roasted Brussels sprouts/almonds on the side. Yum!

I kicked off my training plan last week, & my had my first long run on Saturday . . . Six miles in the relative cold, wind, & drizzling. It wasn't the most fun I've ever had, but I was so proud of myself for finishing! It was an extremely hilly run, and I did 6.11 miles in 65 minutes. I could definitely feel it in my quads & hips the next day. We skied on Sunday, and my legs were protesting by the end of the day. :-)

I have to do a five mile run today before I head off to run the cookie decorating station at the Valentine's Day party at school, so I hope I'm not gnarly & sweaty in front of the other moms. Who will for sure be decked out in festive clothes, with perfect hair & makeup. Perfect, I'm definitely not. ;-)

And, for fun, please share your most awkward Valentine's Day story. Mine. . . I was very close friends with a coworker for several years. Both of us were dating other people for most of that time. One year, he decided that he was going to step up & tell me how he really felt on Valentine's Day. He sent a singing Valentine to my office, and the 5 piece band sang, 'I Just Want to be Your Teddy Bear". I was so embarrassed that I kept trying to get the band to stop singing, to no avail. The lead singer then handed me an enormous stuffed bear (3 feet tall, maybe?) and a card where my friend detailed his feelings for me (they were not reciprocated, & I thought we were strictly in the just friends camp). For the entire time I worked on that team, people made jokes, serenaded me, & relived that moment again & again. AWKWARD.

Now you! What did you get for Vday? Most awkward moment/gift/etc?


  1. bahahaha that is an AWESOME story!! And you're looking rather slim in your pic ;-)

    I don't know what happened but somehow I wasn't getting your blog updates in Google Reader. This has been fixed, worry not. Happy Valentines Day!!

  2. Wow, there is no way I can top that story! That sounds like fodder for a sitcom. :)

  3. I love that story!! That is hilarious!

    Great running!