Friday, November 7, 2008

Shear Genius?

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments and for putting up with my woe-is-me post. In the end I'm very grateful to be out there running pain free. That's what really matters. All of your good thoughts must have worked because today I had a great 2.5 mi run. It didn't feel as easy as it normally would for the distance and pace but it also didn't feel like I was trying to race a half marathon, either (this was the distinct feeling I was getting earlier this week)! I definitely could have kept going which is where I want to be now.

In other news, I had a haircut today. I was planning on doing something drastic (e.g. going from several inches below the shoulder to above the shoulder). I told the stylist that my only guideline was that I was still able to pull the hair back in a ponytail since I run. I think she interpreted this to mean, "I want my hair to look good in a ponytail," because she talked me into keeping it a little longer (about an inch below the shoulder). She said if it were shorter it would look all chunky and funny when pulled up. I don't care what the ponytail looks like! I'm running! In the end, it's a great cut (and she's right, it makes a totally cute ponytail) but I think next time I'm going to keep my mouth shut and just tell her to chop it off. I was reading Audrey's blog and realized if it got too short for a ponytail I could always do pigtails! Cute!

This is what Mario thinks about 2.5 mi runs and haircuts:
Wave your paws in the air! Wave them like you just don't care!

11 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Mario is crashed! That's what I do after a long run, without the hands in the air bit.

Julianne said...

I got a haircut yesterday! Omg, and I had the same thought about the length. It's shoulder length now but still able to tie in a ponytail. I lost 10" yesterday. But needed a bit of a makeover!

furrybutts said...

High five, Mario!!

Mica said...

That is a freakin' cute picture of Mario!

And speaking from experience, it really does suck to have hair that is short but looks crappy in a ponytail. The pieces sometimes fall out or you have to clip extra bits back. I can't wait for mine to grow out!

I bet your hair looks grrrrreat!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Rabbits always tell the truth, if you can figure out what they are saying.

Runner Leana said...

Yay for your great 2.5 miler! Ugh, I can sympathise with you...I'm getting winded going up the stairs right now, but I have a half marathon tomorrow. Not sure how that is going to go, but fingers crossed this darn cold leaves my body by the end of the day today and I am all better tomorrow!

YowlYY said...

Oh my dear, Mario looks totally pooped...and look at the tiny cute mouf!!

audgepodge said...

Yeah, pigtails are great! :) I agree, being able to pull your hair back somehow is key!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I agree with D. Moll there. Mario has exactly the answer. What was the question?

About this fitness business ... I guess it is slow and steady wins .. a few 2 1/2s .. then maybe a 4 ... then a 3 and another 3 and then a 5 .... enough to see progress without overdoing and then getting hurt or ovwrworked.

*aron* said...

YAY for haircuts!!! i almost chopped mine off before SFM but its just getting longer and longer (a couple inches from my waist now!)... one of these days i will cut it off :) maybe

ShirleyPerly said...

Ha, I had the same requirement about the length of my hair when I got it cut: Must be able to still make a ponytail for running :-)