14 March 2012

Helmet Hair at the Hair Salon

From all of the postings on Facebook, I think the majority of the country was enjoying gorgeous weather similar to what we had in DC today. I think we almost reached 80 degrees. With this week being a taper week in prep for Saturday's RnR USA half marathon, the workout load has been relatively light. Today's schedule: bike commute. Couldn't have picked a better day for it! Shorts and a short-sleeve bike jersey all the way. Since I bike-commuted in, that meant I was going to bike commute home as well. Only I wasn't going home immediately after work. I was going to the hair salon. I've been going to the same hair salon in Alexandria for the past seven years. Everyone is really, really nice there - but they are all super pretty, always dressed up very nice, always wearing makeup, and I tend to pick out one of my nicer work outfits on days that I have an appointment there after work.

Today I showed up sweaty. My legs had bike grease on them. I had helmet hair. And I ducked into an alley to change into a relatively non-sweaty dry-wick shirt while I looked for somewhere to chain up my bike. They let me in, sweaty mess and all, and my hairdresser asked towards the end of the appointment as she was going to blow dry my hair and style it - "you're not biking home after this, are you?"

In another shining example of how Mr. Sweetie got his moniker, I was not going to be biking home and ruining my new hairstyle. Mr. Sweetie came and picked me up instead.

3 comments:

ADC said...

Ah the bike commute, love it. And yay for Mark.

Chris said...

One of the reasons I commute on a folding bike - makes after work errands a lot easier to manage, when I can just take the bike on the bus or put it someone's trunk if I have to.

Caroline said...

@Angelina - you have a pretty awesome bike commute too. We've had perfect weather for it so far this month.
@Chris - I have seen those folding bikes. Are they comfortable for 20 mile rides roundtrip, in the hunt for a commuter bike...