Feeding Time

Good morning party people!

Last night I skipped my usual evening blog post in favor of some hiking, reading and quality time with Ryan and Sadie.

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(Ryan’s “Daddy 2012” campaign is clearly thriving.)

I am loving the longer hours of sunlight. Ryan, Sadie and I were able to sneak in a good hour of hiking after dinner before dusk.

I always joke that hiking after 6 p.m. means that we’re hiking during “feeding time.” (I actually won’t swim in the ocean around dusk because I’m convinced that it’s the shark’s feeding time. It’s my theory and I haven’t been attacked yet, so I’m sticking to it.)

Ever since we saw a bear on one of our hikes in Ocala, Ryan and I are hyper-aware of the wild animals in the forest. It seems like we see way more wildlife than usual when we hike after dinner and I think it’s because the animals are out and about looking for dinner. A few weeks ago we saw about five boar!

Luckily last night’s hike was uneventful on the wildlife front and we arrived home safely. I spent the rest of the evening cuddled up in bed with The Book Thief. I’m not even 100 pages in yet and I can already tell I’m going to like this book. I love historical fiction – specifically historical fiction from WWII – so this book is right up my alley.


This morning I hit the gym nice and early for my usual 5 a.m. workout. Today’s session began with 20 minutes on the elliptical before I tackled a three-round circuit from the Best Body Boot Camp program I am following. Next week kicks off the final two weeks of the program and I’m already getting sad just thinking about it being over!

The circuit workout I did today was one of my favorites from the whole program. It was challenging and incorporated strength, cardio and plyometric exercises. A triple threat!


When I arrived home from the gym, breakfast was a breeze. I simply grabbed the batch of overnight oats that I prepped last night and topped them with a sliced banana.

overnight oats

bananas on top of overnight oats

I used a cup of Voskos strawberry Greek yogurt in the oats and loved it! I bought the new-to-me Voskos Greek yogurt because it was on sale this week and I am definitely a fan. It’s super creamy!

overnight oats with banana voskos

Time to get to work!

Hope your Friday is FANTASTIC!

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  1. Serena says

    I love hikking. It sounds like you have a cool hking area if you see animals. I love seeing deer and wild turkey when I’m trail running.


  2. tamsin says

    hi julie, great post as always.
    if you like historical fiction, you should try the novels by Kate Morton. they are very good and travel between past and present times which i love as a genre.
    all the best, tam xx


  3. says

    I think you are right about those shark feeding times. Last year there was a news story about a little girl who was bit by a shark while playing in the water near the shore in the Outer Banks. The expert that was interviewed said that sharks do come closer to the shore looking for fish during their feeding times which are early in the morning and late afternoon/early evening.


  4. says

    Glad you are enjoying The Book Thief so far! I loved WWII historical fiction too. It took me a bit to get into the book because of the style it was written in, and I think I read it too “choppily”…wish I had read it in bigger chunks. Maybe I should re-read it…hmmm.


  5. Kate says

    Where are you speaking in New York? I’m sure us New Yorkers would all love to come see you! (If it’s not a security concern to give the details, that is!)



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