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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In pursuit of a ponytail

Tonight I went to get my haircut after work.  I have been working on growing out my hair for months...but secretly I think my hairdresser wants it to stay at chin length or shorter.  I've gotten him to stretch out my appointments from every 5 weeks to 6 weeks but my hair is still only hitting chin length.  

At my last haircut, we tested out the length and it wasn't quite to pony tail length.  I told my hairdresser that I was doing low pigtails instead since my hair wouldn't stay back.  He was not impressed with my creativity! Check out this pic from my Memorial Day weekend race to see me rocking my pigtails!

In the last week or two, I have finally been able to get my hair into a single ponytail.  I hope that tonight's trim and reshaping of my hairstyle doesn't put me back into pigtails for too long.  Don't get me wrong, I think they are cute just not as functional under a swim cap or bike helmet!

For the holiday weekend, I've got a 5K on Saturday.  It is a tough race for me each year...rolling hills on mixed terrain around a small lake.  Temps are always warm and humid and I just do it for the fun. I'm also contemplating an open-water swim event but the distance option is a little scary 2.5K or 1.55 miles.  I also plan to do some bike rides and hopefully a couple runs off the bike to get ready for my triathlon at the end of July.  Have a great weekend!


  1. You do rock the pigtail look! My hair grows very, very fast until I get a bad haircut and then it just stops. :(
    Good luck and have fun on your weekend races - can't wait to hear about that long open water event!

  2. I agree with P.. you can rock the pigtail look. Not everyone can!

    Have fun with the weekend festivities/races!

  3. I think your pigtails are super cute! I would freak if I couldn't pull my hair into a ponytail. I got my hair cut once really short when I was pregnant with my second son and I will never do it again!