1. I’m currently obsessed with pomegranate arils. They’ve found their way into my salads, quinoa dishes, and my overnight oats. I just wish they weren’t such a pain to cut or that the arils themselves weren’t so dang expensive.
Overnight oats made with equal portions oats, plain Amande, and almond milk, chia seeds, sliced banana, and of course POMs!
2. Do you guys wave to other walkers/runners when you’re out running? I almost always do but I’ve noticed that only a third of the people that I wave to tend to acknowledge me. I’m an independent runner (meaning I actually like running alone) so I understand that not everyone wants to be chummy with a stranger at 5 am but is a wave too much to ask for? Maybe I’m expecting too much? Personally, I love it when people say hi to me while running, not only does it reassure me that I’m not the only crazy out running so early but it’s also encouraging and makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself, the running community. With every wave or nod I feel like I’m communicating with the other runner, “I know it’s early, cold, and you wish you were in bed… me too, but finishing this workout will be worth it in the long run”. What do you guys think? Tell me if I’m being silly .
3. Ian had a bad day yesterday and as it was close to Valentine’s Day and I knew Ian had been running around putting fires out all day, I decided to bake him something special as an early vday surprise. After much deliberation, I settled on these snickerdoodle cookie cupcakes but substituted the cream cheese frosting with a cinnamon buttercream frosting because we didn’t have any cream cheese and Ian loves buttercream. The cupcakes smelled so good and Ian really liked them so my baking venture was a success. The only sad thing was that even after letting the cupcakes cool for an hour, the frosting still melted a bit when I iced the cupcakes. Oh well.
Also, I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you guys have plans? Ian and I are going out to dinner but keeping it relatively low key.