Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hair apparent

Workout: 4.0-mile run

For three months, I have lived with a lackluster – maybe even abominable – hair cut. I have tucked and pinned and straightened in a vain attempt to make the poor blending and uneven layers invisible.

But today … today that all changed with a much awaited hair appointment with my preferred (read: expensive) stylist … at 8 a.m.

When I made the appointment, I wasn’t thinking, “Oh, I’ll have to get up at the crack of dawn to workout.” I was thinking, “Oh, you can get your hair cut before work and look cute for a whole day before messing it up.”

I sort of wish I was thinking the former.

I rolled over at 5:45, grunted and began the debate as to whether I should go back to sleep or get up and head to the gym. It lasted about 10 minutes, at which point I realized that, even if I stayed home, there was no more sleep to be had and I’d feel better (mentally, at least) if I worked out. So I made myself a PB&J, grabbed my change of clothes and lunch, and headed out the door.

P1000602Even though I’m using the gym Groupon for the stationary bikes and the elliptical, I knew I wanted to run today. A) I haven’t run since Sunday; B) I think it’s supposed to rain on Friday; and C) we have some weekend plans that might limit traditional exercise.

I pounded out a very pleasant 4 miles, keeping the pace comfortable. I usually adjust the speed every quarter-mile or so to ease boredom but opted to do a gentle increase every half-mile. I was sweaty but felt really good the whole time and had I not thrown in a bit of speed from 3.0 to 3.55, I might have been able to do a 10K today. However, I had that whole “look good” thing on the horizon (aka time crunch) … and Mark reads the blog. He’s wouldn’t be so cool with an increase in mileage.

After I showered, I headed off to my appointment and tried to stay awake as Megan lopped my locks. I gave her a couple ideas but for the most part, gave her free reign. I ended up with a sleek bob or something like that.


I really like it … despite my face in the photo. I think I was confused by that thing they call a sun being all bright and stuff.

On a side note, I had to laugh because Megan asked me if I wanted bangs or wanted to keep them long so I could them behind my ears. I told her that I could pin the front back when I was running. Yeah … she wasn’t talking about running. She was more concerned about hair being in my face when I bend over to change baby boy. I guess I should have thought of that.


  1. Oh my gosh, I love it!

    I think you found yourself a keeper - good hairstylists are so hard to come by!

  2. Your hair cut is CUTE!! I always tell my hair stylist that I don't care what she does with my hair as long as I can put it up to run and pin my bangs back. Those are a must!

  3. Super, super cute! I have total hair envy! Growing mine out and it will be at least 6 months before I can get it there!

  4. Nice do!

    BTW can you share about your preggo pace? I have only noticed distance being posted lately. I'm curious if you are still a speed demon or if your body has adjusted during pregnancy.


  5. Adorable hair!!! Great job motivating yourself for the run, too. It's never easy that early.

  6. Your hair looks AWESOME!!

    I would have thought the same thing about the bangs. Hilarious!

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR DO!!!! Girl - that's awesome!!!!!!!

    you're a machine for being able to get up in the early morning - especially now that it's back to being dark in the morning, but I will say - warmer temps sure do make it a bit easier to stomach . . . good riddens -17!

  8. I love the new look. It's super cute and looks easy to maintain and style. Way to get the workout in before the day even started. Those are the best days.

  9. Ooh, I love the haircut! Super sleek!

  10. Cute haircut! I found your blog through Daily garnish and am going to love reading it- I'm 15 weeks preg myself :)