Yes, it is a Hallmark Holiday, but fun nonetheless! John and I normally do not do anything special for Valentine’s, but since this year is a milestone year for us (15 years in the fall), we decided to go out to dinner.
I was ready to get my sweat on this morning at the gym. I decided on a short run today of 3 miles. The time went by very quickly, too, which is always nice. I have decided that I really can take or leave running. If I could not bike again, I would be devastated, but running, not so much.
I was thinking about breakfast while I was running. Peanut flour waffles with blueberries and coconut butter!
Piled high in a stack for a nice photo. Of course, this stack was a little hard to eat, but I managed…
Gorgeous day here – it hit 50 degrees! Still will be weeks before we see the ground though. And the 50 was only for today. Back into the 20s tomorrow.
Lunch time was an old favorite – egg salad!
I am now jokingly referring to my reduced carb days as my ‘fat’ days as I eat a lot more fat on these days. And you know, I’m likin’ it! A lot.
I have switched my milk over to 2%. We used to drink 1%, but really the calorie difference is pretty negligible at 20 and only a couple more grams of fat – yet more filling.
Latte topped with this new Saigon cinnamon I got. Instead of the usual 2.5% essential oil that cinnamon has, this stuff has 5%. It is very intense – almost like a cinnamon redhot and it kind of burned my lips the first time I used it on a pear because I put on the normal amount that I usually do. I learned.
Dinner time with my true love tonight!
We went out to Raul’s, which is Mexican a little upscale. What is nice is that they don’t give you an endless bowl of chips and salsa. Thank you!
I had a bowl of chicken lime soup to start:
And then a beef burrito with cheese, caramelized onion, and tomato.
Very tasty. And the company was nice. We wanted coffee, but wanted to digest a bit first. So, that meant walking around downtown and a stop at the romantic library!
I have an embarrassing amount of books out right now. I got 2 more, which brings my total to 14. I have finished a good chunk of those already, I just haven’t returned them yet.
Then it was time for coffee.
Isn’t my date handsome? 15 years and I still like spending time with him.
Hope all of you had a wonderful day! I’ll have the Healthy Heart Big Post done on Tuesday. I am compiling the pics and links into a big post. Then I will draw the winners!