Sunday, August 22, 2010

the List

list day
when josh and i are fortunate enough to get 2 days off in a row at the same time (sadly, this phenomenon of 'weekend off together' is the exception rather than the rule), we tend to fall into a typical pattern:

day 1 is totally unproductive and completely wonderful. [yesterday definitely fell into this category. after our race, we basically ate delicious things all day, lounged on the couch catching up on blogs (well, josh played video games), and we were snuggled up together enjoying an '80s classic (less than zero) by 8 pm. OUR kind of night.]


day 2 is a bit of a rush to get everything done that DIDN'T happen on day one.

but with list in hand and a FULL expanse of hours up ahead, i know i can make it happen! or at least most of it.

just another day in foodie paradise
this is going to be brief, because (see above) i've got a lot to tackle today!

we met up with jess, andy, and lacey for lunch at the

scratch bakery, a fairly new establishment in downtown durham:

cute on the inside, too!

scratch features local ingredients and rustic baked goods with mouthwatering flavor combos (buttermilk doughnut muffins? fig and balsamic mini-pies? oh yeah . . .). we sampled a few savory items for lunch, including an unpictured (but great!) ricotta pizza.

bean, okra, and mint salad; traditional spanish tortilla (baked egg/potato concoction)

the famous doughnut muffin -- chocolate version.

we shared all around, and i just had a taste of the muffin. so please don't think i am horribly gluttonous for the fact that i headed afterwards to what is STILL my favorite *treat* spot in durham:

(by a long shot)

plain yogurt with figs, honey, and pecans

YEAHHHHH. loyo, you make me smile.



workout: 1.75 miles, including 1 mile race (6:45!! yeah, i'm still excited about that).

board prep: actually, this was the ONE productive thing i managed yesterday. a bunch of prep ?s + the second half of the fluids & lytes chapter.

[atilla: you asked why not post prep questions . . . i'd love to, but i think they are copyrighted material and i could imagine them getting mad about me posting them for the world to see. great idea, though!]


  1. Anonymous9:06 AM

    i have a list for the day too. let's hope that they both get done :) but i'm glad you & josh get to enjoy two days off together!

  2. LOL I was JUST reading your blog when you commented on mine! Small [blog] world!
    I never got the chance to say, but your presentation at the HLS was soo good!!! You inspired me :)
    Oh and :O :O at the 6.45 mile - that's amaze!

  3. I wanted to go to Scratch SO BADLY! Did you know the owner came to do a pie demo for my Culinary Cultures class? Sadly, it didn't open until after I peaced out of Durham.

  4. atilla11:06 AM

    copyright smopywrite, just post them on wikileaks... whoops that might be a little sensitive esp for peds

  5. Anonymous7:49 PM

    I wish my husband would follow a to-do list... and a sub 7 minute mile. I haven't seen those numbers since middle school!

  6. Mmmm, I tried the chocolate doughnut muffin @ the farmers' market yesterday - the culinary highlight of my day for sure! I'll have to add their brick and mortar site to our list of places to try.

  7. Loved your post from yesterday! As an REXC alum as well, I would have loved to participate in that race! Wonder what my 1 mile time would be...probably not that great. You and Josh are rock stars! I actually ran the 1 mile at the state track meet my junior year of HS (in a very uncompetitive division) - ah, memories :)