After, being on a road trip for seventeen days and eating my way through the east coast of the United States I decided that I needed to get back to eating better and working out at least six times a week. Then I came across the picture above of me hiking up a dune in the Outer Banks about three years ago and was inspired. Although, it was a beautiful, scorching day making my way up those enormous dunes, I remembered why it was a special for me. I had been recovering from a broken hip and being able to climb up there with no pain was thrilling! The fact that my rehab was working and the possibility of me completing a marathon in the near future seemed within reach. I continued exercising to get my legs and core stronger over the next few months, so that I could train for the marathon that would take place seven months later. Good news, I did complete the marathon and what an accomplishment that was for me. It was something I had always wanted to do and never thought that dream would come true when I broke my hip. I realized it's important to look back at some of the things in our life that could have stopped us in our tracks and remember how we persevered. I love the saying, a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. Don't give up.
Speaking of exercise, I tend to buy workout outfits all the time and they could be pricey, so I was excited to see the great values that Nordstrom has on name brand athletic looks during their Anniversary Sale. I browsed through the entire Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to find active styles that I think you will love. I know I love them. One of which, I already bought, like these fab sneakers by Nike. You can see here and here how much I love Nike's. Oh, and these Nike's aren't on sale, but they're so comfortable. I wore them on my hikes in Acadia. Enjoy!
SHOP WORKOUT OUTFITS
SHOP RUNNING SHOES, SNEAKERS, SOCKS, & SPORTS BRAS
NEW SUMMER SALES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
- NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE: Check out my Best of Sale: NORDSTROM post here! Save big during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with early access for Rewards members and earn double points! If you're not a Rewards Member, I'll show you how in this post! Check this post for my picks for the men during this Anniversary Sale. Plus, save up to 33% off women's swimsuits and cover-ups.
- J.CREW: Save an extra 40% off final sale styles, with some at 50% off with code SALEFUN!
- TORY BURCH: Save an extra 20% sale items with code TAKE20!
- ANN TAYLOR: Save an extra 50% off all sale styles.
- GAP: 25% off your entire purchase! I bought this strapless maxi dress and this striped skirt. See me wearing them on Instagram: dress & skirt
Have a beautiful summer day!
Photography by Chic Coastal Living