Hi friends! It’s been a busy but great weekend here! Friday morning I hit up Pure Barre (you read my Pure Barre review here!) for the first time in months. It seriously kicked.my.butt. There is a new, figure-8-shaped double band that is used throughout class and there were a couple exercises that I just couldn’t do! I have weak outer hips – it’ll be good for me to go more regularly and strengthen that area!
I started my weekend on Friday night at dinner with friends and my fourth annual viewing of the Nutrcracker. It’s such a great production by UNCSA and I look forward to it every Christmas season.
On Saturday, I met a friend for coffee for her birthday and then we headed to a hot vinyasa class at a new Winston-Salem yoga gallery, Paz. The guy teaching is an instructor I’ve taken classes from for a couple years but i hadn’t checked out the new studio he’s managing – it is a great space and it was a great class. Afterwards, my friend and I (along with 8 or so other women) were invited to stay after for a Lululemon design input session. The owner of the Greensboro Lululemon showroom and a representative from corporate was there and wanted to hear feedback on the fitness community in Winston, what Winston is missing, and what we like and don’t like about our favorite workout clothes (Lululemon or otherwise). I wish I’d gotten to know the other ladies in the room – seemed like we were all pretty like minded and had a lot in common! 🙂
After class, I rushed out for a haircut. I was supposed to be getting highlights but cancelled that portion so I could attend the Lululemon thing. (Turned out to be well worth my time – they gave us all $100 gift cards to Lulu. Score!) I wanted to chop off some more length but I should have showed my stylist a picture because my hair ended up being much shorter than what I had in mind. I wanted a shoulder length cut with it slightly angled and longer in the front but it ended up being super short and stacked in the back and angled pieces hitting at about my chin. I think he took off 3-4″ in the front and around 6″ (maybe more) in the back. Oh well, at least my hair grows fast!
When I got home, I really didn’t like the way my bangs were falling so I took the scissors to them so they could fall forward rather than swooping to the side.
This morning, I still felt like my hair was a bit too structured without enough movement (part of that is just because it’s so short) so I curled it. That made it a bit better. I think I also won’t round brush it when I leave it straight and just use my fingers to rough it up a little as I dry it, and that will also help give it more texture and movement. Pomade will also help. (Any recommendations? I haven’t bought any in a couple years.)
This was a picture I took the day before (trying to figure out if my outfit was working or not…and then I decided I had too many layers on to take them all off and start over anyway!) where you can see how long it was before I got it cut. Not a great shot since I wasn’t focusing on hair but you can definitely tell it was longer! 🙂
Anyway! Enough about hair! Today I went for a 5 mile run with a friend. We typically meet up for drinks but she suggested we run together today and I’m so glad she did. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and we chatted non-stop while running. I always get nervous to run with someone else because I’m constantly worried I’m running too slow or too fast, but I felt like we ran perfectly together. It was great! (Hopefully she felt the same way. ha!) I need to remember to meet up with friends for a run rather than a drink more often.
You guys have a great week. I’m off to make some dinner!
What tradition do you have that always makes it feel like Christmas?
Are you brave or cautious with your hair?