Summer Braid Obsession

Every year when summer begins to emerge from the final days of spring, I hear voices telling me to cut all of my hair off. Since moving to a place with high humidity, the voices almost reached the point of chanting “resistance is futile.”…

So put it in a bun, or something, you might be thinking. Well, it’s a nice thought, but my hair has faced a new and formidable enemy in Maryland: humidity. The wet air makes every short strand slither out from my hairline, making me look like…you guessed it, Medusa.

Anyway, for those who have thin hair, perpetual ponytails might be acceptable. For people with thick hair, however, it can be unbearable. So to avoid head and scalp aches this summer, other hair containment ideas were in order.

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Raffle Winner and Warrior Dash Recap

Without further ado, let me announce the winner of the raffle. Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and/or donated money to St. Jude! Your generosity will go a long way toward helping to save lives. There were 21 raffle entries. I assigned numbers based on order of entry. The winner, chosen by random number generator is…

We hit mud right away, and some people next to me were somersaulting into the mud puddles and splashing everyone with mud. My shoes immediately soaked up the mud. They started to pull off every time I took a step in the mud, and we were less than a half mile into the race. At one point, I couldn’t get out of the deepest part of the mud, and a girl was kind enough to pull me up to the more solid part of the trail…

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Training for long distance races

Last month, I started training for a few progressively longer races, with the hopes of potentially running a marathon at the very beginning of June…This week I started to change my running form (forefoot running–mimicking the way I would run barefoot), and I cannot believe how much more I enjoy running. I feel like I am gliding across the ground, and I’m not embarrassed at the thought of other people seeing me run (My old running form was the antithesis of graceful. As my dad used to say when he watched me run during soccer games, I always looked like I was falling over)…It felt so natural, and as unbelievable as this sounds, I shaved one minute per mile off of my typical time. On top of that, I didn’t have any knee or hip pain.

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Quick and Easy Hairstyles

I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the hairstyles that I have done recently. On Monday I experimented with a variation on a bun. I needed something that would take me through errands in the morning and working on the house later in the day. Since my hair is still fairly short and layered, a regular bun that stays in place can sometimes be difficult to achieve. A few little buns work just fine though.

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