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.

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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.

11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I love it!

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

    :)

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

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  6. Your hair looks AWESOME!!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

    www.ahealthysliceoflife.com

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