Chicago is only a quick hour flight from my home in Minneapolis and is a great city for inspiration, shopping, and eating. I recently spent a few days there to do some fall shopping and to enjoy the beautiful city. … Continue reading
It seems like every season, I panic because I have nothing to wear and then I frantically shop for new clothes and have a hard time finding things that are still a good deal (doesn’t it seem like clothes are … Continue reading
Just a few short weeks until football season kicks off. This year is a big year for my city of Minneapolis because we are hosting the Super Bowl this year! (And we also plan to win it– just throwing that … Continue reading
Some of you may or may not know that I went to college for fashion design and work in product design and development for home decor at Target headquarters. (I usually don’t say too much on this blog because I … Continue reading
I recently took a quick work trip to New York City but was able to squeeze in a little time for shopping and exploring. NYC is not my favorite place, but I try to be inspired where I can be!
A few weeks ago, I shared my tips for easy ways to declutter your home. One of the best ways to cut back on clutter is by cleaning our your closet. I find myself with a lot of clothes that … Continue reading
A little over a year ago, I picked up running as a way to relieve stress and fill my free time after I was laid off from my job. The good news of this story is that I went back to my job shortly after and all this time later, I’M STILL RUNNING! It was a pretty slow transition for me into a healthier lifestyle, but the more I ran, the more I wanted to be healthy all around.
I’m also so proud to say that I just finished my second half marathon and finished in under 2 hours! Over the course of my training, I’ve tried a lot of gear and thought I’d share my favorites to save you the hard work (or blisters).
Best Shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (or the *new* 33’s)
When I first started running in cheapie DSW Nikes that weren’t even running shoes (#fail), I experienced a lot of foot pain that actually sidelined me for a while. A friend recommended these as a supportive running shoe and after I got a pair, I have never looked back! I’ve tried other shoes here and there but the pesky pain comes back. In the winter, they offer a water-proof and reflective version Nike just came out with the new model and I love it just as much. I start to change my shoes out around 300 miles because I can sense they aren’t as supportive. Getting me to buy a new pair of shoes is not difficult though..
Best Sports Bra: Nike Pro Indy
These are the comfiest sports bra I’ve found and they are great for running. Or wearing pretty much every day like I do. They wash and wear really well too.
Best Phone Holder: Shockstock from Amazon
It drives me crazy if anything moves around when I’m running and I’ve tried quite a few arm bands to hold my iphone 6 while running. This cheapie option is the better than ones I’ve bought for double the price. It holds my phone in place and is super comfortable. It even has a secure slot to put my key!
Best Running Pants: Champion from Amazon
This has been my little secret for a while, but these $20 pants from amazon are AMAZING. They stay up while running (which is my biggest problem with pants) and they last way longer than pricer options that I have bought. They’re super basic, but work well for running or any other workout.
Best for Winter: Nike Pro Hyperwarm Collection
I live in Minnesota and run outside most of the winter. Nike makes a great line of gear that keeps you warm during the freezing winter. I have a collectin of pants, base layer shirts, and jackets that I layer depending on how cold it is. I love their zip ups so that I can unzip if I start to get warm. They also include a lot of reflective elements which is helpful when its dark in the morning and evenings. I’m still on the hunt for the best shoe spikes for icy roads.
I’m still searching for the best-ofs for wireless headphones and socks. And for spikes for winter, ones that ACTUALLY stay on. Any suggestions? What are your favorite fitness products??