Health & Fitness

The Best New Running Shoes + Trying Out a New Workout!

This Fall I’ve re-dedicated myself to something I haven’t done a single time since high school…running! I used to run track and constantly ran for conditioning in the other sports that I played. Unfortunately, my knees didn’t appreciate the way I used to train, and it got so painful I told myself for years that I “couldn’t” run.

This wasn’t entirely false…but it was at least to some degree, a bit of a cop-out. I mean, there are people with hip and knee replacements who run marathons, right?! It seemed to me that there was something I could be doing to make this work for me.

I went to a local running store to get fitted for the best shoes for my walking style and my knees, some custom inserts, and of course – a cute color! I’m still doing my Pure Barre classes the majority of the week, but I’ve been loving introducing a cardio component into my fitness routine.

If there is a fitness style, class or activity you’ve been hoping to add into your life routine, I promise it is so much easier than you think!

Running Shoes | Blue Crop Leggings | Cross-Back Sports Bra | 
Open-Back Top | Jacket | Water Bottle 


I got these leggings and the sports bra during the Nordstrom Sale and they were such good finds… and they’re BOTH still on sale!



Stretching has definitely been super critical with trying to re-introduce running into my routine. I didn’t do a good enough job on the first run, and my knees ached for two weeks! Definitely a rude awakening.


Taking the time to find a routine that works for me and helps me start from scratch was really important, so I’ve been doing an alternative plan of jogging and quick walking to help build up endurance and let my body ease into it. Having a gorgeous view like the lakeshore doesn’t hurt!

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