I put on a regular tech shirt and then layered a fleece-lined tech shirt over it. Then I layered a cotton jacket and windbreaker over that. On the bottom, I wore thin racing tights under a pair of fleece-lined tights and two pairs of socks. Plus, a neck buff, ear warmer, beanie, and running gloves that fold into mittens. I was still pretty cold headed out, but I warmed up after about a half-mile and actually got hot at one point. It was still snowing while I was out there, and it was just beautiful. I was the only crazy person out running in my neighborhood and in the park, so I was able to make the first set of footprints through the snow! I didn't stick with speedwork though. Running in snow is hard (like running in sand), so I just enjoyed a casual run at an easy pace.
After my run, I had Lacy's Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with pureed pumpkin, vanilla protein powder, banana, almond milk, and cashews. The cashews made for a super creamy smoothie!
My office did open today, but they delayed opening until 11 am, so I had my morning snack — Celery Sticks with Hummus — at home while tidying up my house.
I walked to work around 10:50 am. Thankfully, my office is just a quick couple blocks away because I don't like driving in snow or icy conditions! Look how beautiful Crosstown Concourse — where I work — looks in the snow.
I brought my lunch with me — Zoodles with Slow Cooker Chunky Red Sauce & Tempeh Sausage (leftover from my spaghetti squash last week). I heated this dish up in the office microwave because raw, cold food doesn't make sense when there's snow on the ground.
In the afternoon, I snacked on an Apple & Trail Mix but forgot to take a pic. You know what that stuff looks like. Dinner was leftover Hearty Veggie Chili from last night, but this time, I served it over a baked sweet potato! Topped with cashew cream, red onion, and jalapeno.
Our R&R lesson on Monday was actually intended for today — writing our 2018 intentions since tonight is the New Moon in Capricorn. Since the New Year started on a Full Moon, it wasn't the best time for setting goals. So we're encouraged to try again for the New Moon, which is a much better time for making plans.
Today's R&R lesson was another workout from Lacy, one designed to get our blood flowing while cultivating New Moon intentions. I had a little free time tonight, so I did it before bed (around the time of the New Moon, 8:17 pm). And I convinced Paul to do it too! I'll probably keep this quick 20-minute workout on hand for use throughout the week.