La chica’s moving on up

by lachicaruns on

Welcome to my new WordPress blog. Looks better than the Blogger version, no?

I just switched platforms (yawn, I know), but wanted to let you know so that you can update your favorites and so that you are patient with me as I fix any little bugs that remain from the switch-over. I’m very grateful that other bloggers have provided how-to videos on just about anything I’m dealing with right now, and am optimistic that I’ll be able to fix any issues relatively quickly.

Oh, and I ran more than 4 miles on the treadmill today. Still doing the Jeff Galloway method, 3:1 run/walk with a 5-minute warm-up and 5-minute cool-down. See?

See? I have to say that I was dragging a bit at the end, but I did it. I would have done a cartwheel and back flip when I got off the ‘mill, but my blood sugar crashed and I went in search of a Gatorade instead. Maybe next time.

The woman working at the gym wasn’t quite sure what to do when I pointed at my Road ID and told her to call my I.C.E. if I keeled over.

Since I apparently can’t count on her to roll me to my Jeep, I guess that means that I need to plan ahead better. I’ve never seen someone on the treadmill wearing a fanny pack, err, high-tech hydration system, so I’ll need to bring some watered-down Gatorade in a water bottle and maybe some candy, I mean, SportBeans just in case.

I might even eat something healthy before heading out for the gym. As it was, I had some yummy peanut butter-smeared banana bread with my cafecito. Guess it wasn’t quite enough or I left later than usual.

I did recover after drinking the Gatorade, so I’m pretty sure I’ll live. In fact, because Kroger didn’t have medals to commemorate my feat, I settled for eating a couple of double-stuff Oreos.

I felt just fine later and even made it out to the craft store (yeah, I hate that place) to pick up what I need to make a race bib/medals display. Thankfully, my kids’ abuela is handy, so I’ll have adult supervision. I’ll share my masterpiece when we’re done, or pretend it never happened if I manage to glue my fingers together or something.

Did you get out for a run today? Are you crafty or handy? What’s the craftiest/handiest project you’ve ever taken on?


Written by: lachicaruns

My name is Gisgie. It's pronounced geese (like the birds) and gee (like the letter). Now that we've met, I'm glad you're here. I'm an injury-prone runner who manages to find reasons to keep coming back to the road despite ongoing challenges. Most recently, I've struggled with piriformis syndrome. I'm currently winning. Most days.

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