Ryan wanted to sleep in until 7 a.m. this morning, so we skipped our 6 a.m. workout in favor of an extra hour of sleep. We were up at 7 a.m. for breakfast and I worked until around 9:15 a.m. before deciding to go for a run.
I figured a run at 9:15 a.m. was still early enough in the morning to beat the Florida heat.
Oh I was so, so wrong.
By 9:15 a.m. it was already in the mid-80s and the humidity was kickin’.
I headed out for what I thought would be a 5-mile run and quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen. I adjusted my running goals to cover three miles and only finished that by telling myself to slow down and take it easy.
Running outside when the temperature is close to 90 degrees is definitely not the smartest thing I’ve ever done, but I just wasn’t in the mood to plug away on the cardio equipment in the hotel gym. I wanted to be out and about, but I now know that if I want to take my workout outside, I must do it well before 9 a.m.
Check out this super-sweaty post-run ponytail.
Okay, fine, so that ponytail is probably about 50 percent sweat and 50 percent straight grease.
Don’t worry, I washed my hair after snapping that picture, I promise.
Speaking of greasy hair, as I’ve grown older, I’ve found myself becoming more and more lax about washing my hair. I shower every day (okay, so I typically skip a shower all together on my rest days), but I don’t wash my hair daily.
In fact, I usually only wash my hair on days when I do super-sweaty cardio or circuit training. This averages out to about three hair-washes a week, or every-other day washes. Sometimes less.
In high school I would often wash my hair twice a day. I was a diver, so I’d wash it after diving practice after school and then I’d wake up early in the morning before school to shower and wash my hair again. Talk about overkill.
What about you guys? How often do you wash your hair?
Please don’t make me feel like Pig-Pen and tell me you all wash your hair a million times a week.
Lunch today had to be enjoyed in a flash because I worked up until the time I had to leave for an important appointment scheduled for 2 p.m., located about 40 minutes away.
Another Amy’s pocket sandwich!
This time I enjoyed a spinach feta pocket sandwich that was decent, though I could’ve used about five times the amount of feta in my pocket.
I ate my lunch while scrambling to run a brush through my hair and throw some mascara on my eyelashes. My poor little lashes are finding themselves naked more and more now that I work from home.
I’m actually blogging from the location of my afternoon meeting at the moment, but will recap that later this evening.
For now, I’ll give you guys a hint…
Golf carts are everywhere!
Florida folks may have an idea where I am, but those of you with some older relatives may also have a clue.
See ya after dinner!
Question of the Afternoon
- How often do you wash your hair?