Podcast Walks + My Favorite Activewear Gifts.

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hoodie // leggings // sneakers

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Today I have two things to tell you.

First, a confession. For all of the fancy gift guides I’ve pulled together for you, when it comes to actually asking for things, it’s always the same: socks (yes I love nice socks and never buy them for myself!!), pajamas, and workout gear. I know that I’m notoriously hard to shop for (I have everything) so I always ask for practical gifts from my family… things I really appreciate but never manage to actually buy myself! Thanks to Nike, I checked off three of the things on my wish list: a hoodie that would block the wind when I’m out running, warm but still socially acceptable sweatpants (I’m not wearing these in the pictures but trust me on this one – they’re amazing) that I can pull over shorts to go to the gym (I like working out in shorts, but I am lazy and hate changing at the gym… having a pair of cozy pants I can pull on and off makes a difference), and sneakers that I can wear to the gym if I want… but also out and about because they’re the prettiest!

Outfit Details: Hoodie // Leggings // Nike Classic Cortez

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The second thing I have to tell you is also maybe a bit of a confession: I’ve been really bad at getting to the gym. I realized a couple weeks ago that this is bad (duh besides being unhealthy, exercise has always been how I deal with stress) so I have started a little daily ritual to help kickstart healthier habits… I go for what I call a Podcast Walk. As it’s not very (even slightly) strenuous, it’s become something I look forward to, and helps manage stress. I’ll throw on activewear, put on a podcast, and walk for an hour (either on the treadmill or outside if it’s nice). I just did a separate post about my favorite podcasts, but right now I’m really into Pod Save America, Reply All, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and Modern Love.

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I’ve also put together a few of my favorite gifts from Nike… here they are! (how fun are those pink + gold sneakers? I went with the gold for my post as they’re more versatile but I looooove the pink!

1. Cropped Sweatshirt // 2. Nike Metcon 3 in black // 3. Gray Hoodie // 4. Nike Classic Cortez in pink/gold // 5. Puffer Jacket // 6. Pink Hat // 7. Pale Grey Hoodie // 8. Nike Classic Cortez  in gold

my favorite podcasts + the best holiday gifts from nike | grace atwood, the stripe my favorite podcasts + the best holiday gifts from nike | grace atwood, the stripe my favorite podcasts + the best holiday gifts from nike | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. Natali:

    That’s a great workout look and a perfect pair of sneakers!
    I must say that I’m not into gym and working out “too hard” but long walks and good paced jogs on the fresh air are totally my thing! 🙂


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  2. Maggie:

    I suspect you might get some questions about your awesome multi-colored ear buds that match your awesome multi-colored case (I think you may have linked to the case before, but I think it’s the first time I’ve seen the ear buds).

    I have a 9-5 desk job and I walk around the parking lot or building (depending on weather) on both breaks and lunch every day. The majority of my lunch walks have turned into podcast walks since I’m hooked now. I listened to an episode of Lovett or Leave It for the first time yesterday and I wasn’t hooked.

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  3. This totally just motivated to get my butt in gear and work out this morning. Also, loving all these chic Nike picks – the sweatpants and sneakers are perfection!

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  4. I’m reading this post as I listen to a podcast so I am right there with you! I love that podcasts take us to another world OR give us some sort of sanity for the insanity we live in right now! I also love Pod Save America!

    The Adored Life

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  5. Love those Nike sneakers you linked! So cute! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. I love taking Podcast Walks! It’s such a great way to multitask getting a workout and getting through my endless queue.

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

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  7. I always try to ask for things that are so basic but I’ll never buy for myself…like socks and undies 😉 Those sneakers look so great on you and I loved that cropped sweatshirt, it’s been on my list!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  8. Cy:

    Love this idea! My sister and I do this sometimes ( wish we could do it everyday) , usually about once a week. We put on our workout wear and head out for a catch up chat. It can easily go over an hour. We like to do it with major chores, ( cleaning out closets, etc) it goes so much faster! Unfortunately our schedules don’t allow for it more often. I’m going to try the podcasts thing, truthfully I haven’t really gotten into them, but this is very motivating. I love all your workout picks too. Love the gold and the pink, tough choice

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  9. Meghan:

    I love the podcast walk idea! I have a suggestion for you–last year for Christmas I got these Bluetooth headphones that have been a total game-changer for my workouts:

    They’re cheap but awesome and I couldn’t believe what a difference it makes to work out without a cord trailing from my ears to my phone/pocket. I’m a daily bike commuter and these make my ride so much more comfortable, plus it’s way easier to run on a treadmill without a cord slapping you in the face!

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  10. I love this post! Podcasts have been a recent fav of mine.

    xx Lola | https://thelushspot.com

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  11. Denise:

    love your sneakers!! xox and I am good at shopping for socks!!

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