OK, RAIN+ RUNNING= Hair is a tangle mess!!!! Sheesh! I recently in the last few months, cut a good length of my hair off in hopes to prevent this!!!! No such luck!!!! But, I have to say, it was much easier to detangle and brush out with shorter hair! WHEW!!!! However, I have received a couple of good tips from a couple of people: #1- twirl hair up in a bun and push under a hat, #2- spray detangler in hair prior to running, #3- Braid hair, or #4- Pile on conditioner in the shower and detangle hair. I will definitely give those tips a try!!!! Because, cutting my hair any shorter is not an option! LOL! :D
Saw the above on Facebook, and I tend to agree..... running in the rain makes you feel like a beast!!!!
The ground was wet from the rain..... about an hour or so prior to the running group's meeting time, it was pouring!!! I mean pouring!! But, by the time we started, the rain had stopped!!! We thought we would be able to get our run in prior to any more rain, but nope!!! About 4 miles in, and we were greeted by rain!!!! I even stepped fully with my right foot in a puddle...... oh, my shoe and sock were soaked and my foot/toes were wet and cold!!!!!!
As I was leaving my house, this salt n pepa song came on the XM radio.... normally, this would be a song that would help pep me up! But honestly, I have to confess, this week, I have been in a mental funk of some sort..... I really don't know why. Seriously, my shorter runs have been with a bit of a struggle. I can't put my finger on why..... perhaps, I was tired from the week? maybe it was my diet because I ate like crap for a few days? maybe not enough sleep that I usually get? The thing is, I need to shake this because it makes me wonder will I be in a mental state for the full marathon in March..... My friends tell me this is normal and it will pass..... sure hope so! And speaking of mental challenges..... tomorrow's run of 16 miles is going to be a GREAT mental challenge because I will be running solo!!! Running with a partner or group seems to help conquer long runs.... tomorrow is sure to be a tough run for me!
TODAY'S RUN....... 10.01 miles at an average of 9:25 pace
RUN BREAK DOWN
MILE 1- 10:17
MILE 2- 9:26
MILE 3- 9:12
MILE 4- 8:58
MILE 5- 9:03
MILE 6- 8:54
MILE 7- 9:27
MILE 10- 9:01
So much easier to take on a long run with a running partner like my friend Brandy!!! She rocks! Not only did she kill a 5K and PR yesterday, but she ran the 10 miles today with me at the 9:25 pace!
Not uncommon to see wild life on my way to work or on my way home... saw the deer in the above picture yesterday! At first, he was right in the middle of the road, but quickly ran into the woods and looked back..... so, I was able to snap this picture! Pretty cool!
On to BIGGER NEWS!!!!!!!!
My son lost one of his front teeth!!!! He was so excited!! He quickly put it under his pillow in a ziplock bag!! He made bank on this tooth!!! Apparently, there were 2 tooth fairies making rounds last night..... seems as though one fairy last night placed $3 dollars under the pillow and took the tooth..... the other fairy placed $5 and then felt under the pillow and could not find the plastic bag with the tooth... suddenly, the tooth fairy had to make a run for it because BEN started to move around from filling the fairy's hand feeling under the pillow....... So $8 for a tooth! Not too bad!!! LOL!
Well, gotta run! UNTIL LATER! HAPPY SUNDAY!!!
Running in the rain..... Love it? Hate it? (I tend to like it.......)
Does your hair tangle? If yes, please share tips on how to manage your hair or prevent tangling..... do tell..... I WANT TO KNOW!!! LOL!