I have to say that for the past few months, I have been feeling good while running—like really good. I have been steadily increasing my mileage, my iron levels/stores are back up to normal, and in general I have felt really good. My daily runs are about 5-6 miles a day now.
Granted this may all change next week if we do indeed get the “Frankenstorm” they are predicted for early next week. Is it sad that the first thing I thought about bad weather for 5-6 days and potential loss of power was that I might not get to run? I will totally go bonkers if I need to take that many days off!
Since I have been feeling good and running really regularly, I have also been feeling so good mentally. There are a lot of stressful things going on around here, but I feel in control and grounded. I LOVE how running helps me feel that way.
So inside I have been feeling good, and I have on the outside too! I got a new haircut (just above the shoulder—no good pics yet!). I have been making a concerted effort to keep my hair somewhat styled for the first time in a LONG time. Since I end up showering later in the day, I make sure that I blow it out, so it looks nice when I wake up in the morning.
One thing that has definitely fallen by the wayside since becoming a parent is my hair styling capabilities! I came across the super fun line called Not Your Mother’s Hair Care at BlogHer in August, and I love their stuff!
My favorite is the Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray (which actually contains sea salt!). I love to use it on my own hair and on the boys’ as well. I also like the Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. Since mothers don’t always have the time to shower and blow out their hair perfectly (imagine that!)—here is something to come to your rescue. I like that it’s a spray and not a powder, less messy in my opinion and easier to apply. To check out all of the Not Your Mother’s Hair Care products visit their website and their Facebook page. Another thing to love– they are about $5.99 (depending on where you buy them), and they are available in CVS, Target, and many other places!
Since it’s Friday, one lucky reader will win a 3-pack of the same products I love and tried out: Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, and Girl Powder Volumizing Hair Powder (root lifter). Just follow the instructions in Rafflecopter below. Happy Friday!
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NYM Brands provided 30 Something Mother Runner with three products to review, in addition to three to give away. All opinions and writing are my own.