Bestest finds of the week

by lachicaruns on

I’ve heard some non-runners complain about the race distance stickers a lot of us have on our cars. I have always shrugged my shoulders and quietly wondered why they even care what’s on our car windows/bumpers.

I’m apparently not the only one.

Feeling hot, hot, hot

I swore this winter that I wouldn’t complain about the heat this summer, so I’m not. I’m just catching up on my reading on how to stay hydrated and keep comfortable this summer.

Here’s a very quick read with good tips.

New runner?

I remember being a newbie and feeling like I was always bugging my running friends with all of my questions about everything from what to wear to what to drink to what training plan to use. They assured me I wasn’t, but still.

I so wish I’d had this long list of articles back then and am definitely taking advantage of it now that I know it exists. Happy reading.

My type A personality is showing

I continue my constant search for articles about marathon training and tips for surviving the day of the race. Women’s Running magazine has a handy list of what they consider must-haves.

I can’t seem to stop thinking about image five of 15, which features green TwentySix.2 Oakley sunglasses. I can’t decide whether they’re the same ones listed for 64 percent off on because the shade of green is so different. What do you think?

Oakleys on

Oakleys on

Oakleys in Women's Running magazine

Oakleys in Women’s Running magazine

Scientist is the new sexy

Although my degree is in journalism and I’ve been working in the communications field for, ahem, a long time, I started my college career as a pre-vet student. And el husbando is a science teacher.

The combo may explain why I so love the #DistractinglySexy campaign. If you’ve not seen it yet, I seriously encourage you to read this piece or search the hashtag. Brilliant.

It's just really hard working in a coed lab because I'm too distracting to the male scientists #distractinglysexy Source: Danielle Spitzer

“It’s just really hard working in a coed lab because I’m too distracting to the male scientists #distractinglysexy.” Source: Danielle Spitzer

It left me wondering what my hashtags would have been were I to apply this philosophy to those who’ve been insensitive to me through the years: #DistractinglyAccentedEnglish, #DontLookLatinaButReallyAm and #DistractinglyYoungLookingButNotAnIdiot.

What hashtags would you come up with? Did you have any great finds this week?

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.

1 Comment


First off, excellent post and so much great stuff in there – rest is incredibly important, and it is how your body recovers that dictates everything. I think more and more things keep appearing that back that up, or at least that is what I have been reading.
I think I tend to be happy with about one rest day and 50-55 miles in the winter and 60 or so in the summer.
And whether or not that is optimal for me being a ‘better runner’, really doesn’t matter. It works great with my time and love of getting out there, and I feel great. I’m sure a coach would knock me upside the head and totally change things up on me, but I really don’t care. There are so many bloggers out there and it’s hard to keep track of everyone! Thanks for this list and for including me! Check My recent post


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.