Love Lately

Anything involving cherries. From the cherry at the bottom of my Manhattan to the cherry preserves I have been eating on everything to the bag of frozen cherries that I have in the freezer and from which I have been grazing regularly, I am all about cherries right now. When will it be time for fresh cherries?

Trail running at the forest ecology preserve. It was a gorgeous day out on Saturday and I hit the trails with glee and abandon. I see this becoming a regular weekend run again if the weather holds.

Tree Tops

Green smoothies. Mix a handful of greens with a frozen banana and some soy milk. Tastes mostly like banana and is a lovely shade of nutritious green.

[32/365] Green Monster

Thoughts of summer. Have I lost my mind? For one thing, it’s only January. For another thing, summer in the deep south can be smothering. I don’t know, though; I’m thinking of sundresses and sweat rather fondly right now.

Nasoya “Lite” firm tofu – tastes just like the regular stuff but less than half the calories. I cannot argue with this.

Power yoga and body pump classes at my gym. I’ve been attending tons of these and loving it. Read more about it in my latest post at Bodies.

Running in general. Sure, I always love to run, but lately I am feeling better and faster than ever. Post-marathon recovery, lower mileage, speed workouts. More on this sometime.

Scholarly reading and writing. It’s been a while since I have worked on a new scholarly project and I am appreciating the chance to flex my intellect.

[30/365] Reading

Standoff. Hulu recommended this show to me and I do love a good crime drama. I also love Ron Livingston and badass Gina Torres. It seems there was only one season and I’m already halfway through it.

The comments on my last post — you guys are great! Thanks for saying hello.

My tumblr. In the comments section of the last post, a few of us were talking about tumblr so I decided to check it out. I plan to use it as a place to link/share content from the internet that I am enjoying. Minimal writing, just neat stuff. See more things I’m crushing on over there.

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10 thoughts on “Love Lately

  1. Ashley February 1, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    What kind of greens do you put in your green smoothie? Are they cooked, raw or frozen? It is a lovely bright color.

    • Kate February 1, 2011 / 8:17 pm

      This one had a big handful of fresh spinach. I have seen people use kale, too, but haven’t tried it myself. I bet anything could work as long as the texture isn’t too tough.

      • Ashley February 7, 2011 / 8:29 pm

        We are so in love with the spinach/banana smoothie now. Thank you for the tip!

  2. LizScott February 2, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    Oh my, I do love a good Manhattan.

    Well, I also I enjoy a bad Manhattan.

    I move this weekend to Colorado, where I will have 11 miles of trails behind my house and apparently not 10 million feet of ice and snow covering them FOR THE LOVE OF GOD (MN PTSD, sorry). When I get there, I will run, and I will take (crappy iPhone) picture, and then it will be like we ran together. Kind of. Not in a creepy way, I swear.

    • Kate February 5, 2011 / 1:23 pm

      Yay, you’re finally moving!! I eagerly await said iphone pictures!

      Also, I think you will have to celebrate with a good Manhattan after your months of travel/homelessness are over!

  3. Aj February 2, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    I love your photography…just love! Especially that book picture. You may have this posted elsewhere, but what do you shoot with? I am treating myself to being done with a huge exam by starting my 365 project in April for my birthday. Totally inspired by your photos!

    • Kate February 5, 2011 / 1:24 pm

      Aw, thank you! I have a Nikon D3000 that I got for Christmas/birthday last year and I just LOVE it. I recently got a 35mm f1.8 fixed lens for it, which is what my recent photos were shot with. The lens it came with (18-55mm zoom) is also a great, versatile one.

      • Aj February 6, 2011 / 11:27 pm

        Thanks for letting me know! I have a D5000 and I am looking into getting an additional lens…thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Rose-Anne February 3, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    I’d leave you a thoughtful comment, but all of a sudden I must must MUST get to the store to buy some frozen cherries. Sorry, Kate! I’m sure you understand 🙂

    PS Do you eat dried cherries? They’re one of my favorite toppings for oatmeal.

    • Kate February 5, 2011 / 1:25 pm

      Ooh, dried cherries sound like the perfect addition to my cherry collection. Now off you go!

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