Wednesday I got my haircut. No earth shattering news because we all do it, right?! Well I have crazy thick hair so I had my hairstylist cut off about 3 inches, which I guess is pretty drastic when your hair is only shoulder length to begin with. Anyway, I went to work the next day and one of my coworkers stated, “I guess you did this to get ready for the marathon.” My answer, “Sure, I guess” in my very confused but nice way.
Today I was in the shower washing my hair and thinking about this statement and I started laughing. The marathon is not until the end of April. Chances are (and the fact that I have another hair appointment scheduled for march) that I will have to cut my hair again before the marathon. So if I kept that one person’s logic, everything I do between now and the end of April is because of the marathon. Which in the training, eating, and sleeping aspect is true. If I don’t keep making the right choices, I will not be fully prepared for the run.
But something funny in all this is the day after I got my haircut, I went for my training run on the treadmill and I felt lighter. I started thinking, cutting this much off hair off my head makes a difference in some strange way. I should probably do this before the marathon. Which in the end makes the person right, I did do it to get ready for the marathon!