How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day today? Sadly I live 161 miles (yes, I’ve counted) away from my paramour, so V-Day was just business as normal.
I should have been doing an ‘easy’ 7 miler today, but my feet are still blistered from the Hell Run on Sunday so I decided to show them some love and switch my schedule around this week. I appealed to the Twitterverse for a magic cure for blisters and had some brilliant advice about how to treat them (Compeed Blister Plasters – thanks to Becca ) , how to prevent getting them again (X-socks – thanks to Blon, and getting fitted for different trainers – thanks to @simon_freeman) and how to race even if they are still present on Sunday (EAB elasticated adhesive bandage – thanks to @runner786). Armed with this knowledge, I decided to show my feet some love and spent the best part of £20 in Boots without buying a single funky nail polish or indulgent bath treat. I also had to queue up behind several people buying Valentine’s chocolates, perfume and massage oils while my basket contained Savlon and Blister Plasters. Sexy.
Consoled myself by going to ogle the new window displays at Fortnum & Mason, my current favourite is the Valentine’s window.
I decided to kick start my fundraising efforts and spent all of Monday night baking a selection of Valentine’s cupcakes to persuade friends and family that they should sling some of their hard-earned cash my way. I was very pleased with the results of my baking, and thrilled with fantastic and very generous support from the Kantar Cake Eating Crew (£60 today, thanks so much guys!). I spent another productive evening baking tonight and have five boxes of treats to distribute to my colleagues and to The Bhattman tomorrow.
Without wanting to sound too smug, I had a beautiful, squeeful delivery of roses from LD as well. There are 9, one for each Valentine’s Day we’ve been together. I’m a very lucky girl.