Working Lunch

Durham The Working World

Today was the first day at work that I really felt like I was in the swing of things. I didn’t get up early to work-out this morning and I noticed a major difference in my energy levels and there was no headache (I had one the first three days). I also had a meeting and a couple of projects to work on, so the hours few by.

The best part about today though, was my discovery of the lunch break workout. It’s the perfect compromise. I don’t have to get up early, I don’t have to dread working out all day, and it’s a great way to warm up from cold office AC and break up the day. I’m lucky to be surrounded by gyms and showers at Duke, so I went over to the small gym in the building next door, ran a quick three miles, and then rinsed off. I’m sure I was bright red and kind of gross afterwards, but I don’t think anyone noticed. Then I ate lunch at my desk, which I actually enjoyed because taking bites between mouse clicks helped me pace my meal. When I ‘take’ a lunch break to eat, I usually just scarf down my sandwich and sit there for another 50 minutes. T’was a really enjoyable work day.


Tonight’s activity involved beers at Fullsteam brewery (BASIL beer!!!) and dinner from Durham’s famous food trucks. I’ve heard so much about food trucks, especially because they were starting to get big in Boston, but I’ve never eaten at one. I NOW LOVE THEM. Cheap, gourmet, local, delicious.


I’m heading out the door to the much-anticipated 80’s party in Chapel Hill, so I’ll have to tell you the rest of the details tomorrow. k bye

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Don’t you love just simple, quick lunches like that?? Glad today was better for you! I actually have a tougher time functioning at work when I do NOT workout early in the am..

  • Kat
    August 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Oh, food trucks! The only ones I’ve ever been to are in NYC and D.C. even though the scene is really starting to pick-up in Minneapolis. Your dinner looks like it was fabulous!

    p.s. Basil beer, what? What sort of base was it in?

    • Laura
      August 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      it’s brewed with saison yeast and a whole lotta whole-leaf basil!