The snowstorm has hit Chicago! Everyone take cover! Okay, okay, it’s not horrible…yet. Supposedly, most of the snow is going to hit us tonight, and I’m really thankful I don’t have to go into work tomorrow. Usually, my commute home takes 35-45 minutes. Today it took 1 hour and 35 minutes!
And I actually got to leave 2 hours early. I carry granola bars in my purse for emergencies like this, and it finally paid off. Here are a couple pictures I took around 4:30, before the snow hit badly:
That all doesn’t look too bad, right? Things have changed a bit in the four hours since then. But since it’s so dark out, my photos aren’t taking well. Here’s the best I could manage:
I’m still in the process of determining my first 5K race for the spring, but I hit another milestone today. Granted, it was on the treadmill, but it still makes me smile. I ran my 5K today in 30:16! I slashed more than 2 minutes since Sunday. I’m really starting to feel like I can call myself a runner. In junior high, I was the fastest girl in my grade, and even on teh high school basketball and volleyball teams, I was one of the quickest athletes. But things really spiraled downward in college. That’s what I get for staying away from sports. Now, I can hold my head up and be proud of my new fastest time. Maybe I’ll be able to break 30 minutes soon.
I had a veggie overdose today, mostly because there are so many in my home. I don’t want them to spoil, so I’ll just keep eating them, even those nasty carrots. Sorry if you’re a carrot lover, but I despise these orange piggie-toed stubs. I wish they weren’t so good for you…
I also have been adding a lot more fruit to my lunches. My sweet tooth has been aching for some strawberries, and I chopped up a couple this morning.
For my main course, I have salami and swiss cheese on a wheat sandwich roll. I also have a couple yellow bell pepper slices and cucumber slices. The sauce you see is honey mustard. Not the healthiest, but the tastiest by far. 😉
I love this side-view, and I loved this sandwich!
Since I’m working from home tomorrow, I can sleep in until 15 minutes before my workday begins. Usually, I wake up at 6:40 to get to the office by 8, but tomorrow, I can sleep until 7:45!
Do you like carrots? Any good ways to eat them, or add them to dishes? What’s your favorite sandwich to make for lunch?