The post-dinner walk.  It’s a glorious thing.


I had one of those days that I kept thinking, “Okay, NOW I’ll go to the gym – oh wait – I have a meeting… Okay, I’ll go on my break – oh wait – I have an appointment… Maybe I’ll go after work?  Oh wait, I totally forgot my in-laws are coming over.”  The window for a workout finally opened up after dinner.  Thus, my lovely evening stroll with James


To me, there is no better time of day to walk than the evening.  Sure, some people might love walking in the morning when the sun is coming up… or on their lunch breaks… but me?  Right before dusk.  That’s the best walking moment!  Especially when the daytime temps are so high – we hit 90 degrees today in Charlotte, and I counted my lucky stars that it was community service day at Girls on the Run and no one was running laps (or cheering kids on as they ran laps…).   I like that the entire day is through, and I can just relax and enjoy myself.  No worrying about getting home at a certain time or any of that.


Evening walks are EXTRA awesome when there are no dirty dinner dishes to clean because the in-laws brought over takeout.  Wahoo!




Time to rummage up Dinner #2.  I’m at that stage in pregnancy that I feel constantly hungry and could eat all… the… time.


Any other evening walkers out there?  Or am I missing the glory of the morning walk?  With summer right around the corner, I just can’t do the morning walk anymore – I get too sweaty.  Winking smile



  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 3, 2012, 9:18 pm

    I love evening walks. When I lived at home my dad and I would go on one every night after dinner.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery May 3, 2012, 9:20 pm

    I love evening walks back home in Colorado.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 3, 2012, 9:25 pm

    I’m not currently an evening walker, but I need to be now that it’s lighter out! I used to love heading back out after dinner when I was a kid to play outside – I need to get that spirit back!

  • Jess May 3, 2012, 9:26 pm

    We hit 88 degrees in Columbus today, and it was our practice 5K at GOTR! Brutal. Most of the girls didn’t finish the distance :(. Much whining ensued.

  • Britt @ The Busy Bee Writes May 3, 2012, 9:35 pm

    Definitely an evening walker! Probably because I’m not a morning person! Homer and I went for an evening jog tonight. It smelled like BBQ and fresh cut grass. Perfect. Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening walk, too!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well May 3, 2012, 9:35 pm

    I love evening walks. And I feel like we should take advantage of the opportunity to do so when it’s lighter outside late.

  • Lindsey May 3, 2012, 9:47 pm

    I love evening walks too! Especially if they involve a trip to a ice cream place 😉

  • Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 3, 2012, 9:49 pm

    I’m totally with you on the evening walk! My dad and I always used to walk around our neighborhood at dusk and now I do it with my own little family 🙂 It’s such a pleasant and relaxing way to end the day. That’s so sweet that your in-laws brought take out for you guys! Hope you’re feeling well as you near the end of your pregnancy!!

  • Elaine May 3, 2012, 9:52 pm

    I like to workout in the evenings too. My husband works 2nd shift (3-11pm) so I usually take the kids for a walk or take them to the Y and go running outside at the Y in Denver, NC. I really like walking after dinner too.

  • Rebecca May 3, 2012, 9:54 pm

    If I’m not in a huge hurry in the mornings, I’ll walk to class, or at least back from class. It seems to wake me up a little more, which is helpful. The only time I walk in the evenings right now is if I’m going to or coming from work, and that’s only twice a week.

  • Anne May 3, 2012, 10:08 pm

    Right after hubby and I got engaged, we would go for an evening walk every night after dinner. We tried to continue the tradition after moving to Texas, but it seemed to fall by the wayside. Plus our sweet puppy hates her leash and doesn’t jump for joy for walks like most pups, so our evening walks have turned to wine on the patio 🙂

  • Marissa C May 3, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Is that your neighborhood? Is is gorgeous!

  • Jess May 3, 2012, 11:52 pm

    I love a good evening walk with the doggie friends and boyfriend! It’s nice and relaxing, good for digestion and quality time together!

  • Carin May 4, 2012, 12:18 am

    That takeout looks yumalicious ! It must be so cool to have veggie in-laws 🙂

  • Hillary May 4, 2012, 7:04 am

    There are two things I REALLY look forward to when the weather gets hot: ice cream and post-dinner walks. Post-dinner walks to GET ice cream are even better!

    But seriously, I try to fit one in every night from now until late fall. It’s too good to not take advantage of!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed May 4, 2012, 7:41 am

    I like to walk my pooch right when I get home from work, around 5 or 5:30. She’ll be more relaxed (and better behaved) for the rest of the night and I think it’s a great way to unwind from the day. This past week it was kind of gloomy so the trails were empty and it was glorious feeling like I was the only person in the park. (The park being Valley Forge National Park… I was NOT the only person there lol.)

  • Presley @ Run Pretty May 4, 2012, 8:19 am

    I’m ALWAYS hungry, yet I always feel full. I hate it! I just eat little bites all daggum day. I probably say “I’m hungry” and then “I ate too much, I feel sick” a million times a day. I’m sure it doesn’t annoy my husband at all… haha

  • Erin May 4, 2012, 9:21 am

    I’m actually a pre-dinner walker. We tend to eat late, so the sun is usually down after dinner. But I much prefer it to walking in the mornings.
    And at 31 weeks pregnant, I am at the stage where nothing fits in my stomach. Its like there is no room for food in there!

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life May 4, 2012, 10:54 am

    Both walks have are pretty special if you ask me. Personally, in the morning I’m more apt to have a good exercise walk because I’m geared up and ready to groove. I love the look of the dew on the grass, the golden sun hitting the tippy tops of the tall trees and my personal favorite… all the birds! Early in the morning it is a freaking bird world out there! The evenings are equally beautiful but I find myself in more of a stroll vs breaking-a-sweat type of walk. Which is just fine by me after a long day! Enjoy your lazy day tomorrow!

  • Finding a skinnier me May 4, 2012, 12:42 pm

    I agree, evenings are my favorite time to walk, when the world is starting to slow down, the weather is finally starting to cool down and the dogs are ready to go! I am not a morning person at all 🙂

  • Amber K May 4, 2012, 2:00 pm

    I’m definitely all about the evening walk. I prefer sunsets to sunrises too. So much prettier.

  • Life's a Bowl May 4, 2012, 2:10 pm

    My fiance and I love taking evening walks with our puppy! It’s a great way to unwind and catch-up from the day… A morning walk would be enjoyable too but we don’t have the time other than on the weekend!

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