Author, runner, mental health advocate, fundraiser, mother of two, and wife to Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins. Wshew. If there’s one thing Alisha Perkins doesn’t take for granted, it’s the rare afternoon to herself at Mall of America. “Honestly, I try to go when the kids are in school,” says Perkins, whose new book, Running Home, chronicles her battle with anxiety and the balance she has found through running. No surprise: the woman knows how to make fast work of shopping. Here are her favorites.
SHOP. Fitness Stores
Perkins’ pick: The market salad.
Freshii, 319 South Avenue
It’s not just for cupcakes! “I love the macaroons.”
Cupcake, 384 West Market
FAVORITE BRAND: Sorel
“I am madly in love with any and all Sorel boots! It is so nice to have a cute boot that is also practical for Minnesota winters!”
Sorel, 112 West Market
BEST TIP: Calm + Organized
“Go level by level. Go in a loop. Take deep breaths. And go during the work day if possible, when it’s not as busy.”