Ever wonder what would happen if you hit the trail all natural?
Yeah, me neither, but I do have nightmares about it occasionally. With all the hype regarding bare foot running who is to say bare-assed running isn’t next on the main stream agenda….well, me for one.
Today I took it slow, started at the top, and tried out running with bare naked hair. Suffice it to say it wasn’t on purpose and I had to talk myself into starting the run without my trusty hair scrunchy; almost called the whole thing off right then. Have never run without my hair in a ponytail, visor, hat, something; well maybe when I was five, but who knows – at five bare naked everything is in style.
So how did it feel you ask at 34 to be so brazen, so daring, so ambitious?!? Truly it was somewhat freeing 🙂 I was an Indian princess, directing the wind to blow, soothing my “glistening” skin (sure you call it sweating, but I’m training to be a princess here – a pretty, pretty princess – and I’m fairly certain princesses don’t discuss the art of sweating on their blogs)
Then you get back to the car realize you can’t remove your headphones because they have become tangled into your web-like mane of hair, are drenched down your back, because it’s not like the breeze was able to reach you under all that hair, have strands stuck to your forehead as though you had just run for miles (oh, wait)
and with that I came crashing down from naked Indian princess directing the wind to tangled, matted, desperately in need of some conditioner me………..but I’ll never regret my naked hair adventure, where I ran, I sweat (I mean glistened) and oh by the way hit a consistent 12 minute mile for the first time in years – YEARS!!!. Please feel free to cheer – I saved it in my watch in case I need to be reminded on a slightly less successful day.
So my dear, dear Indian princesses out there – let your hair run free and let’s up the ante!
Prey Species Survival Story: Victor Ashe Park/2.92 in 35:30 ( and uh, did I mention 12 min mile?!?)
Prey Species Survival Song: Tell Me Why by John Christ