Bestest of the week: La Chica is 1

by lachicaruns on

You say it’s your birthday…it’s my birthday, too! is 1 today. What started with a handshake between friends has become a very meaningful part of my life. I very much look forward to sharing my running journey with you and appreciate that you take the time to check in with me. (1)

To celebrate, I’m giving away a Skirt Sports visor. Just comment below with what progress you’ve made in the past year. I’ll pick a name at random and will announce the winner in next Thursday’s Bestest of the Week post.

Remember that I am a Skirt Sports ambassador captain and represent the company.

Marathon training tips

It just so happens that in the past year I trained for my first half marathon and am currently training for my first full. That’s why I think this article from Runner’s World magazine is particularly timely.

And if you (and I) do run that distance, we’ll be among the .5 percent of U.S. population who’ve run a marathon.

Just stop it

This piece by Andrea Herrmann on hit me upside the head. In it, Andrea encourages readers to stop using the words “just” and “only” when referring to their running accomplishments.

I suffer from that bad habit as I always seem to quantify my long runs with “yeah, but I’m a slow runner.” That ends now.

Good job, random citizen

All runners deserve kudos, author Alison Barsalona argues in this Women’s Running piece. From the stroller-pushing parent to the newbie to the runner who’s just getting back being sidelined by injury. I have to agree.

Shoes with a purpose

I meant to share this last week, but ran out of space. Nike has developed a shoe that is easy to put on and take off for people who may have trouble putting on traditional shoes, such as people who have cerebral palsy.

Called the Flyease, the shoe can be ordered on Check out the shoe’s story.


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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