I wanted a change, but I had very specific requirements. You see, I told my hairdresser, it has to still be long enough to wear in a pony tail. And, I want layers but they have to be long enough to be held back in a Sweaty band. Oh, yeah, and my bangs either have to be so short they are out of my eyes or long enough to tuck back under the headband.
Yes, it took a while for me to wear that label, but--because of my many lifestyle changes, I can no longer deny I are one. I dress like one. And, talk like one. And, arrange my life like one.
As a "What Not to Wear" fan (still mourning the loss of the show), I often wonder what Stacie and Clinton would have had to say to me as I duck into Target in running gear. (And, what area of Target do I always manage to take a peek at? Yup. The athletic wear section.)
But, outside changes aren't the only ones I've made.
As my husband sometimes laments, most of our vacations are now planned around marathons or half marathons. My reasoning? We love to travel and often we end up going to places we wouldn't otherwise see if I hadn't scheduled a run there.
Most of my reading materials center on running. I have watched movies about running, read books about running (novels and nonfiction.) I have read and shared all kinds of articles about runners and running with my like-minded friends.
Speaking of friends, I also have made some wonderful friendships through running. There are awesome people I might not otherwise know (or hang out with at 6 am) if it weren't for running.
Catch you again at the back of the pack!