There are two things all ladies should know.
One is don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Two is don’t get the bob haircut. Especially if you’re a runner.
The thing is impossible. There is no way to keep it from tickling your face while you run…unless you use 100 bobby pins. And, do NOT tell me that the “bob” in “bobby pins” did not come from a woman trying to pin back her hair for a run. Totally makes sense, right?
There are two things that sorta work for the bob while running (and neither is great): 1) a hat, which is fine when it’s cool and rainy, but SUCKS in the heat of the summer; and 2) tiny pigtails and a huge-ass headband.
I tried running sans anything, just letting my bob fly au natural. I didn’t like it one bit. First of all, it made me slower. Yep. Pretty sure. Second, my head was all sweaty so the flyaway hairs stuck to my cheeks and stuff. Gross. And it totally distracted me from looking at my watch every 30 seconds.
Well, ladies, today marked a very special day. I ran without a hat, pigtails or a headband!
Yes, my hair has finally grown out enough for a ponytail after a whole year plus one stupid “trim” that basically put me back at square one of bob-growing-out-ness. And I don’t need a hat to keep the front and sides tamed. I only need to separate the front of my hair into three sections, then braid and add some more hair to each section when it’s in front and then stick it with like three bobby pins.
It wasn’t as easy as it sounds since I didn’t know really how to braid the front of my hair till like three days ago. And I’ve never been able to French braid. French bread. Yes. I’ve actually made it. French braid. No.
Luckily there is this thing called practice, and guess what? Totally works. Proof:
But it would be so much easier if I could just pull the whole thing back in one swift ponytail motion.
So, ladies, remember:
Now, go run.
(PS: If you want to know about my workout, check it out on DailyMile. Today’s AM run was hills. PM run was with coworkers. It’s boring me to death to write about every one.)