Sure enough, I woke up this morning and ... snow! (Is it just me or have the weather reports become much more accurate in the recent years? All this technology is finally paying off I guess.) Driving to our group run was a little slippery so I took it slow, and luckily they were still there when I arrived (10 minutes late).
|Kelly W [FINALLY WE MEET!], me, Diane|
|Nicole and Susan|
I'm starting to get smarter about these longish runs that don't start/end at home. I brought chocolate (soy) milk with me for the drive home.
|In case you don't know what chocolate milk looks like |
... or the inside of a Toyota Echo with an after-market stereo
So, if you're like me and have long hair, running hats can be tricky. You can either buy one big enough and wrap your hair underneath it (which I've done, and small children think I'm a boy), or you can wear your hair in a low ponytail or pigtails (which I've done and don't like ... I want my hair up and away from my body when I run). You can wear a fleece headband, which I often do, but on really cold or wet/snowy days, I like to cover my head. That leaves spending $25 or more for a ponytail hat ... or making your own.
The following is about as "crafty" or "DIY" as this blog will get:
|Fleece hat: on sale for $5 at Old Navy|
I don't know if other material would work, but fleece is good
because you don't need to do anything to the edges.
|Locate the seam at the back of the hat, around where you would wear a ponytail. |
If you don't sew, find this tool in any manicure kit, and rip the stitches along the seam.
If you do sew ... you probably don't need this tutorial.
|Once the hole if big enough, if you have loose thread, tie it in a knot. |
This is probably not a proper sewing knot. Oh well.
|You are done. You want an opening just big enough to pull your ponytail through.|
|Now go for a run.|
I wore the hat this morning and it did not unravel on me so I count this a success. I think I might go to Old Navy and see if the still have this hat for $5 in different colors. Perhaps I should open an Etsy store and sell these for $20. (Hey maybe it'll be my next American Cancer Society fundraiser ... )