Taylor and I don't really do Valentines day because it is so close to our anniversary, which is on the 17th. (Okay that's not really the reason. We say that's the reason, but the real reason is that he's a Vday hater and I'm okay with it because it I've discovered that your boyfriend doesn't have to actively participate in Valentines Day for it to be fun. Turns out eating chocolate and washing it down with wine is actually more fun by yourself with Sleepless in Seattle playing in the background.)
But this year I guess he was feeling sentimental because he showed up at my work this afternoon with a very impressive bouquet of flowers. I was so surprised that I forgot to take a picture but I swear I'm not making it up.
Anyways, this week I decided to make our usual Wednesday night dinner a little fancier in honor of Valentines day. I don't know why, but when I think romantic I think Italian. So I grabbed some pesto tortellini on my last trip to Trader Joe's and whipped that up with some spinach, four cheese marinara and a little bit of parmesan on top.
"I'M NOT REALLY SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU!!!"
Fortunately for Taylor, I couldn't stay upset with him for too long because I needed help with the dishes and also had a super rich and yummy dessert that would have been too much for me to handle on my own. I snagged this recipe for "sweetheart nachos" off the Trader Joe's website. It's just cinnamon sugar pita chips, fresh chopped strawberries, and drizzled with chocolate syrup.
This morning I decided that in order to prepare my body for the day's slightly above average sugar intake, I needed to try to sneak in some fruits and veggies in liquid form.
I'm sorry Naked juice. You know how much I love the Green Machine flavor. But Berry Veggie tastes like BUTT. I somehow managed to chug down half of it and let me tell you, I've had fifty cent tequila shots go down smoother. Natalie will be sticking with the green machine from now on.
Since I did technically consume some vegetables in liquid form, I had no guilt about my premeditated and carefully selected dinner:
That's some very honest advertisement right there. These awesome takeout bags are reason number 347238579834750928 why I love Smashburger.
After finishing the longest run of my training on Sunday, I'm officially in the taper period before the Cowtown. (9 days!) This morning I got up at 4:15. Were y'all aware there was one of those in the morning too? Well there is. Anyways, I headed to the gym and got my five mile progression run done and DONE by 5:30. I'm not going to say I'm a fan of a morning starting that early, but I will tell you I do enjoy getting off work at 5 and heading straight home instead of to the gym. Because all that awaits me at the gym are sweaty people, where as at home I am greeted by my sweet roommate and an almost full bottle of TJ's $2.99 Cabernet. Yes, please.