I’ve been in Portland for 9 days now, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of all that is this great city.
As you may well know, Nike headquarters is right outside of Portland in Beaverton.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pass to the employee store…and I went a little nuts.
I’ll be traveling home with 4 new pairs of sneaks and a few other goodies.
Portland is a stellar city. Go there if you get a chance.
Drink some great beer, eat some tasty food, and be sure to bring a good rain jacket.
Hey there Chicago girls– it’s our lucky sneaker day!
NTC in Lincoln Park is now open! (That stands for Nike Training Club.)
It’s a giant Nike store for women that also offers classes and running clubs to the ladies in the neighborhood. How cool is that?!
If you’re free tonight, swing by from 6pm-8pm for a running group led by Nike trainer, Marie Purvis.
If not, check it out in the future. You’ll love it, I swear.
I stopped in yesterday and picked up this beautiful pair of Nike Skyhigh Dunks with the beautiful Liberty of London print.
Happy Valentine’s Day to me!
It’s that time of year– VD is in the air! Valentine’s Day, I mean.
I’m a firm believer that handcrafted goodness is a way to the heart.
Plus, homemade gifts mean that you aren’t buying into commercialized love.
Two of my favorite things in all the world are sneakers and rocks.
Why not combine them into a mega-love-fest for Vday?
Gold leaf and paint some rocks to show someone you care!
(I bet you’ve never gotten gift-giving advise like that before.)
And this year, try adding a little spunk to your out of the town outfit by sneaking in some work out items.
Keep people on their toes! Rock the heck out of those running pants, girl!
It’s all about the polka dots, my friends!
So I’m a little late to be retrospective on the past year…but what the heck.
Here are a few of my favorite for the love of Nike moments from 2012.
Now on to 2013! Let’s do this!
This is Lily, my too cool for school little dude.
I guess you could also call her my niece.
Her little Cortez sneakers are quite possibly the cutest Nikes I’ve ever seen.
We call this her jazzercize outfit, complete with elbow patches, striped leg warmers, and pink headband.
You go girl! I have a feeling many more pairs of sneakers will be in her future.
Meet Liz and her very minty Nikes.
Nothing like a little festive cheer with a bit of minty goodness on your feet! Am I right?!
We went to a German Christmas Market downtown and filled ourselves with warm cider and cinnamon nuts.
I love Chicago at Christmas time and I want the pre-holiday excitement to last forever!
It feels so right walking down a crowded city sidewalk, seeing your breath dance before you,
with your pockets jammed so far in your coat pockets you’re convinced you’ll find an old hand warmer still giving off a little heat.
If you want to see more of Minty Lizzy, click here!
So I think we all fight a little bit of boredom during our workouts. Am I right?
It’s nice to have something to keep your mind focused on while you do your thing.
Music only keeps my mind occupied for fifteen minutes or so before I start getting bored.
And then I found the TED app on my phone. If you don’t know what TED is, check it out!
It’s an online collection of some of the most interesting seminars you’ve ever heard.
Now when I rollerblade I get to learn! (I don’t think I’ve ever sounded like a bigger nerd before in my life.)
That’s right. I rollerblade and I love adding new wrinkles to my brain.
Feel free to laugh at me because I would probably laugh at me if I weren’t me. (That was sorta confusing / dumb to say.)
Anyways. I love to keep warm with my Nike and Carhartt gear.
Like your mom told you: layer, layer, layer! and add argyle socks when you can.
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