I did this as early as the 90’s running for my high school cross country team. We had these rad neon orange outfits and for Regionals we all spray painted our hair orange with that Halloween type spray.
For Boston in 2010 I added some fun red streaks for speed. Note this resulted in stained white clothes, hair color does bleed some times!
Think coloring your hair is just for fun runners? Think again! Miss elite Anna Pierce rocks out some of the most rad hair color for big track events to match her Nike kit!
2) Faux Hawk!
While your coach may prefer that you get attention with your speedy times sometimes it is fun to make a statement with your hair. If you look spunky you may just run spunky too!
3) Don a Tiara!
I reserved this tactic for my 30th Birthday but many runners don a tiara or a crown and let me tell you the spectators loved it! The tiara was light weight, I had fun, and I ran pretty fast!
4) Funky Headband
There are so many great headband company’s for running out there. Bondi Band, Sweaty Band etc. My gold headband made a huge splash at Columbus and Boston! Hot pink’s a good headband color too.
5) Au Natural!
Skip the pony tail and pig tails and let that lion’s mane run free! My hair is just in that middle ground space where it is too long for the faux hawk (without some serious product) and too short for pig tails. sometimes it is fun to go sans headband and let your hair fly. It makes for exciting race photos when caught at just the right moment!
Bonus: Tiny Hat.
Ok. Maybe this one’s not such a great idea.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?What fun things have you done with your hair for race day?
Greetings readers and runners! I’m truly touched and humbled to be joining the fantastic group of women here at Salty Running, and I hope my insights and adventures are just as inspiring to you as theirs are to me. So let’s get started!
But life has been tough on us the past three years. After running my second 100 miler and taking some time off to start a family, my husband and I learned that we were among the 7.3 million Americans that will battle infertility each year. This is still a taboo topic in society; it is not for me. We are still watching – and fascinated by – Nadya Suleman, aka “Octomom,” three years later. The Duggars and their 19 children receive more American press than the topic of infertility. Let’s face it: we know all about what Nadya did to get those babies, and we know that Jim Bob and Michelle haven’t stopped getting it on for twenty years. But for some reason, we don’t like to talk about a very real, very painful, very medical problem. Read more >>
Have you ever wondered what running’s like beyond the marathon? Does getting dirty on the trails appeal to you? Do you think it would be cool to run for 4, 5, 6, 7 or more hours at a time? Do you like to eat weird stuff like potatoes and pb&J and drink flat coke during your races? Does it sound like fun to run all night deep in the woods with nothing but a headlamp and a handheld to keep you company? Well, if so Clove is your girl!
Last week I took the KarhuFlows to the track to see if they felt as fast on the spongy oval as they did on the treadmill. Granted, fast for me is relative right now, but I’m still capable of doing a little speedwork. On tap this week was 400’s!
In preparation for my track workout I thought it would be fun to watch a Karhu form video on arm swing. I’ve told you about my wonky arms before. I figured the track would be a good place to work on my form. Here’s the video: Read more >>
A while ago I wrote about my experience with low-profile shoes and wondered out-loud if perhaps these shoes contributed to my New Year’s Eve injury. After reading that post, a friend suggested I look into Karhu shoes. Karhu is bucking the low-heel drop tide by heavily marketing its fulcrum technology. Karhu prides itself on offering models with a relatively raised heel and a shoe design that forces a mid-foot strike. After researching the brand I was intrigued. About a week and a half ago Karhu contacted me and offered me the opportunity to become a wear-tester. I couldn’t pass that up!
Hello Salty Running readers. Pepper here. Salty is a good friend of mine and I am honored to join the fab writers contributing to her awesome website! I look forward to the camaraderie and learning experience this site will provide not only myself but other women runners!
A bit about me: I am coming off of a year that involved many personal struggles. Most of them outside of running, but many with running too. As my running world came crashing down around me I was forced to focus on life’s real issues. It’s amazing how easy it is to use running to avoid dealing with other life stuff. Read more >>
So what’s a site called Salty Running doing without a Pepper? It’s like pancakes without syrup, Barbie without Ken or Yin without Yang. Finally, the site is balanced. Meet Elizabeth, our very own Pepper! And as her name implies, expect a little pop, pizazz and spice from her posts.
Besides offering a little zest to the site, Pepper is one of the speediest runners I know. What really makes her PRs impressive is that she didn’t start at the front of the pack. Through hard work and focus this girl went from a 3:39 marathoner to a 2:49 marathoner! Read more >>
I raced out of the subway station and dashed across four lanes of traffic on 14th street, desperate to make it to JackRabbit before they closed. We wrapped early–8:00–on a Thursday and I had called at lunch to make sure they had the beautiful Brooks Racer STs I’ve wanted for months (but hadn’t had the money to buy). I knew they were discontinuing the color and were sold out online, but I’d made sure to have them hold a pair for me.
I bounced on tiptoes, grinning wide as the saleswoman set the box on the counter. “You sure are excited!” she remarked. I beamed back at her as I opened the lid and–
Today’s the big day. We’re finally rolling out the red carpet for the world premiere of the new and improved Salty Running! You’ll be enjoying more of the features you love from Cinnamon, Ginger and me of course! But we’ll also be rolling out new features, new bloggers and making some BIG announcements. So stay tuned!
In the meantime, I wanted to take the time to thank you for joining me here. I’d also like to tell you a little about what I hope Salty Running can do for you and the world-at-large. Read more >>
I’ve been working on my About page, not that you can tell from its current iteration. It’s pretty pathetic, I realize. I do know that now that we’re going places with this site that perhaps you’d like to get to know the woman behind the curtain. With that in mind, I decided to skip the “5 Lessons from Octomom*” post I had in mind for today and instead tell you about 5 of the best moments of my running career so far. Pour yourself another cup o’ joe because this is a long one! Read more >>
The first and greatest principle of professional filmmaking is that efficiency and haste are not the same thing. It’s crucial to ensure that you get things right the first time, otherwise you’re going to have to spend extra time to do it all over again. What’s great about having this lesson drilled into me time and again is that I’ve learned to translate my sense of urgency into many areas of my life. A little research can save a lot of hassle, whether you’re lighting a scene or shopping for running shoes. Read more >>
They say everything old is new again and this holds true in running fashion. Minimalist shoes: so 70’s. Knee socks (functional and otherwise): so 80’s. As in the greater fashion world, the running scene is just going back to the 90’s. Trendsetting Nike has reintroduced some of it’s 90’s styles including the Pegasus and the Huarache.
Since Salty Running is oh so cutting edge, we’ve decided to help you decide which decade’s fashions best suit your personal style. So without further ado, the latest super-scientific Salty Running quiz:
70’S, 80’S OR 90’S WHICH DECADE’S STYLES ARE SO YOU? Read more >>
Have you always loved running, but were never able to get it together to see how much potential you have? Have you ever wondered how fast you could be if you got serious about your training? Well, it’s time to get serious. At least it is for our newest blogger, Ginger.*
Ginger has such an interesting story. She’s an historically slow runner (her description, not mine!) who has always been fascinated by fast running. So much so she became a stalker (I’ll let her handle that story). She’s a grad student (I’m sure she’ll eventually delve into that topic). She’s dating a guy who happens to be a crazy fast runner or maybe he’s crazy and a fast runner (She’ll tell you more about him too). After struggling with whether she even had any running potential to tap into, Ginger has decided to bite the bullet and go for it. She’s just started formal training to see what her legs can do for her. I bet she gets faster than her wildest imagination. Can’t wait to find out!
So tune in later for the first installment of her feature Ginger With a J and follow along her journey to FAST!
*Now you might be confused. Don’t we already have a Ginger? Why yes we do! Or should I say did. Since New Ginger is, well, Jinger we decided that Old Ginger, Kyle will now be Cinnamon and her feature will now be called Cinnamon Rushes. We figure we can take these liberties since we aren’t even official yet.