Monday, August 27, 2012

New Posts

I've started writing again, professionally this time. I'm having no trouble getting words on the page, but I know that writing is like a muscle, it gets out of shape and it needs to be exercised. I'm going to start writing here again, because it's so easy. I like the blogger platform. If you're subscribed and you have any interest at all, feel free to read. I'm just writing stream of consciousness for the most part, laying my thoughts out on the table, looking over them and picking and choosing the best ideas to keep and work on.

The first thing that comes to mind this morning is juicing. I've been a daily coffee drinker since 2003 when I started training for a marathon, taking 19 hours of class and driving an hour to and from an internship every day. I somehow got through 20 years of life without the need for a daily intake of caffeine and yet for the last 10 years, I haven't been able to imagine a day without it. A few days ago, I finally bought a juicer and went to various grocery stores and picked up a whole slew of produce: Apples, oranges, kiwi, blueberry, strawberry, carrots, ginger, kale-oh-so-much-kale, peaches, watermelon and I picked some lemons off the tree in my front yard. And I've juiced three times a day since then. This morning, I made both a juice and a strong cup of coffee. In front of me, is the finished juice and the half finished coffee. I'm not saying that I'm giving up coffee, but my body is telling me that I don't need it when I've had the nutrients in the juice. Also, the juice tastes way better.

I bought the Sharper Image juicer at Fry's for $75:

I feel amazing.