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Totally not fitness related, but I need all the opinions I can get

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So I've bee thinking of cutting my hair. 90% of my life I've had long hair. I get the urge to cut it once in a while, donate it to Locks of Love. But I've never really gone shorter than shoulder length. Well here is kinda what I'm looking at doing....

So here's the thing. I have THICK, THICK hair and it kinda naturally wavy. Not sure how this cut would pan out. In my head I see it looking afro like lol. My hubs is totally down for this cut because all he's ever seen is long hair. And he is usually seeing it when he unclogs the drain. I kinda have a round face too. Who am I kidding my face it just round, not heart shaped or anything cute like that, just round.

I just need some opinions from some people not afraid to hurt my feelings, and you guys seemed like just the people lol.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/18/2014 9:04AM

    My daughter has a round face and thick wavy hair. She got her hair short and it is dang cute! I say go for it! Hair will always grow back!

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MOM4HOCKEY 7/16/2014 12:52AM

    I say go for it!! I too have long, very thick hair and I rarely cut it above my shoulders. BUT,, I make up for it with being adventurous with my color. I'll try almost anything (with exception of unnatural colors like the pinks, blues etc) Like I've told my daughter, it's hair! It'll grow back!! If ya hate it in a few months you'll be over it...have fun, be adventurous, try something new!!

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PUZZLEPOPPLES 7/15/2014 4:37PM

    I say go for it, but maybe slowly. :) I recently cut off about 10 to 11 inches to go a little above the shoulder and I love it! It feels great and so much cooler. I'm not a pixie cut fan personally but if you love it do it. You can always go just above the shoulder or chin length at first to see how that feels then go shorter. If you have a stylist you trust you can also get their opinion. They may be able to let you know the best short cut for your face shape and hair type. :)

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MONTANAFOCUS 7/15/2014 3:58PM

    That makes 3 of us with super-thick hair. I find mind pulls the wave out when it is very long and bounces back when shorter.
That said, I am in the process of growing mine out for the first time in years. I have literally been to every hair dresser in my small town and no matter what pictures I bring in, or try to describe what I want, I am never satisfied with the cut. The last lady I went to cut it so that I could style it my way, but she never agreed with my style wishes. I have a very long face and tend to look like an afghan hound in need of a trim much of the time.
I agree with the beautician consult. Keep us posted!

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XRSIZE16 7/15/2014 3:49PM

    DO IT! I just finally got up the courage to cut off 8 inches and start the process to going platinum blonde and I couldn't be happier with the result. It's scary, but it's hair! If you're worried about the style, can you try to find a similar style with some waves in it?

It's only hair! It will grow back, even if you hate it you'll have stories.

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MISSMANDAPANTS 7/15/2014 11:33AM

    Personally, I would say not to go that short. I have EXTREMELY thick hair. Like a friggin' horses tail thick. Even about shoulder length doesn't look great on me because it goes outward. I've always wanted to rock short hair (mostly for the ease of it!) but I doubt I'll ever get to. I would maybe consult a beautician? Good luck!

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Rock the Clock Race

Monday, July 14, 2014

Squeezed in a fun run this weekend. Haven't done an actual race since the Spartan so I was due. My sister who lives in Chicago was in town too, so she did it with me. Her first race ever!. She's been running for a while but hasn't done a race, mostly because she didn't want to do it by herself. The race was not times, well not individually timed. They started us off at 8AM sharp and you had 60 minutes to get as much mileage as you could and still make it back before the hour was up. You received raffle tickets at each half mile, so the farther you went the better chance you had at winning a prize. My sister and I went 4 miles total. We thought about going the extra mile but we weren't sure we could make it back in time to put our tickets in for the raffle. We ended up with a pretty good time.

Also when we picked up our packets the doctor who sponsors this race was there and said we received extra high fives if we dressed up like rockers. And we were all, well hell yeah, extra high fives! So we dressed up...

Well apparently we are the only ones who care about extra high fives because we were the only people dressed up. The doctor got super excited, and made sure to high five us everytime he saw us. It was fun though. I won a Starbucks gift card and my sister one free entry into a Dirty Dash race. Unfortunately they don't do those races in Chicago so we ended up switching prizes. So now I have a free entry into a Dirty Dash!! Super extra. There one in September in Billings I believe... road trip!
When my little one saw us in our tutu's she had to wear hers as well, her is a pick I snapped when she was watching the raffle.

My sister had to go home today. Sad face. Hope she finds more races to do. Shouldn't be hard, Chicago should have waaaaay more than little ole Montana.

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PASTAFARIAN 7/14/2014 9:35PM

    It's rare to go to a race and *not* see some runners dressed up. Hard to believe you were the only ones! Congrats on your winnings!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/14/2014 6:01PM

    emoticon So much fun, everyone looks cute in their tutu's emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/14/2014 4:38PM

    The Dirty Dash in Billings is July 26th. Hmmm don't know about that one, would be fun to meet you though!

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/14/2014 4:35PM

    Oh how fun!!! And the Dirty Dash in Billings? When is that? I will have to look it up and see if the date will work!

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Nice realxing Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Not a lot was accomplished this weekend, a few walks but that was it for exercise. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful weekend though. Since I don't have much to report fitness wise, I'll just share some pics lol

Here are some pics of Lorelei playing in Holter lake

Miss Sally's first trip to Holter, she did really well and liked barking at the deer and seeing them run away.

Here is Lorelei checking under the good of her Mustang. We use to keep this in town but the sidewalks were just not big enough for a 4 year old. Now she has the whole property to drive around on and she is loving it.

Hope your holiday week was as great as mine!

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GINNABOOTS 5/27/2014 6:10PM

    Love the pictures, glad you had a nice relaxing weekend. We had a beautiful weekend camping. Everyday was just gorgeous.

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MARAGRAM 5/27/2014 5:31PM

    Awesome. We got a little mini for our 3 year old granddaughter and she's just learning to "drive it"

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Started my training for the half marathon

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My first day of scheduled training was yesterday. It was a easy pace 3 mile. In the description it said no pace is too slow for your easy runs. I think I took it a little too seriously. I ran my 3 miles in 37 minutes when just this weekend I did 3 miles in 31. But race pace is different than training pace, so I'm trying no to beat myself up. I don't run again until tomorrow. Another slow, easy 3. Think I might take the poochers for a walk tonight. My hips are a little tight from last nights run. Miss Sally is getting so big and she is hungry ALL. THE. TIME! But she's only 7 months old, she's growing girl.


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    What program are you using?

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MOMTOMONKEYS2 5/22/2014 11:30AM

    Good luck on the training! Are you doing the Missoula Half?

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GREGGWEISBROD 5/22/2014 10:58AM

    You're definitely thinking properly by differentiating training pace from race pace. You need to run slower to allow your body to condition properly and not risk getting injured. So keep going a comfortable speed and you'll find that when the time comes to race, you'll blow that 31 minute mark out of the water! :D Trust me, I've been where you are. Good luck!!!

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STRONGMOMMA2014 5/22/2014 7:20AM

    Awesome! I am planning to run my first 13.1 October 5th. I haven't started my official training for it yet, because I was training for a 10K. I am so excited and nervous! When is your event? We can encourage eachother through the process!

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DELIA38961 5/21/2014 9:31PM

    good luck

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TARANITUP 5/21/2014 8:25PM

    Can't wait to hear how your training goes!

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MERRYMARY42 5/21/2014 7:14PM

    she is a pretty dog, and yes how big will she be? If I could do 3 miles in 37 minutes, I would think I was a marathon winner, but alas, I cn't even run, I walk at a good pace though Good Luck

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Buffalo Jump Run

Monday, May 19, 2014

So there was this Buffalo Jump Run on Sunday. I literally waited until the last minute to sign up. It was suppose to storm and rain all day. And even though I run in the rain on my own, I wasn't too happy about having to PAY to run in the rain. But Sunday I woke up and saw how beautiful it was and decided the hell with it, I'm running. So I got my stuff together to get out to the site and register before the races started. But I couldn't find my phone holder thingy for my arm and there was still a chance it might rain. I didn't want to take the chance of my phone getting ruined because I wanted tunes while I ran. So with a little pout I took off for the site, which is about 15 miles out of town. There were 4 distances to choose from when I got there. 1/2 marathon, 10K, 2 mile, and the brand new 3 mile Pishkun Gauntlet. I did the Gauntlet. For those that don't know what a "pishkun" is, it basically a hill that is flat on top, the indians would chase the buffalo up the hill and then off the cliff, viola, food for like a month. So while all the other runners went on the highway for their run, the gauntlet went up the pishkun. Here is a really bad picture of the pishkun.

Behind the building is where it flattens out.
Here is a web pic from a distance

So up the hill we went. It was a good 20 minutes of up hill too. I though my quads would revolt on me, since we did about a mile and half straight uphill just last weekend. But they managed. Saw 2 snaked, one rattler off to the side and one bull snake that I had to jump over. Reached the finish line with a time of 31.06, a PR!!

Was super happy! Decided to stick around for the award ceremony. It was still pretty nice, though the clouds were rolling in, and the Hubs and kid were not at home so why not. Usually don't hang around for those things, just race and go home. So glad I did. I got 1st in my age group!!!

Got my nifty blue ribbon and an arrowhead! But they could have gave me a handshake and I would have been happy lol.

Now to just start training for my 1/2 marathon in September. Nervous, but it's now or never. Is it weird that 13 miles scared me more than 4.6 obstacle race??

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PASTAFARIAN 5/20/2014 5:37PM

    Nice arrowhead! What an unusual award! (Perhaps a metaphor for killing your competition?)

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    That's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Running the half in Billings? I'll be there too

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/20/2014 1:21PM

    Your pishkun looks like Square Butte. So where are you running the half marathon in September? The Montana marathon in Billings? I will be there!

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NEPTUNE1939 5/19/2014 12:19PM

    emoticon PR's are great!

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