Questions on my mind!

I’ve got a lot of questions on my mind today!

1.  Are you LOVING the time change? Sunshine during my evening runs? Heck yes!


2. Do you play with your food, too? Every time I make zoodles (zucchini noodles) I look forward to this guy showing up at the end. I love zoodles. Green is my favorite color!




3. Did you follow along with the Transgrancanaria race this weekend? I was catching up on irunfar’s pre-race interview with Anton from the TGC 125K and Adam said, “it’s cool that New Balance sponsors that homeless guy.”


Anton may appear to not ever shower, but he’s damn good. I can’t wait to see him compete against Kilian at Hardrock this summer! (Ultra geeks you know this is going to be Christmas in July for us!)

4. Did you see yesterday ultraunner Mike Wardian set a new 50K treadmill world record – 3:03:56?!

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iRunFar reports, “Mike first tried for the record on Saturday night, but ran 3:06:24 and missed it. So this record was his second 50k run on a treadmill in less than 36 hours.”

5. Should I dye my hair like this? You know I am obsessed with Mindy Kaling and I’ve got a hair appointment coming up.

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Should I go for it? How annoying is it to keep up with dyed hair? Do you have to wait a long time in the salon for it to be done? Is this hair trend on the way out? I have no clue!

So many questions! 🙂

Ladies, I definitely need your input on the hair thing! 

Can you imagine running 50K on the treadmill in 3:03? DANG!


  1. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I stopped highlighting my hair about 3 years ago because I hate paying so much to keep up with it! But I do think that look is cute. I could not imagine running for 3 hours on a treadmill and I certainly couldn’t imagine running 50k in that amount of time!
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  2. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    The time change has been rough; I’m not a fan of driving to work in the dark. But it has been easier to stay active in the evening!

    I’m not a big fan of ombré but Mindy can do no wrong!
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  3. Heather @ The Shoes Run 50

    I can not imagine running 50k on a treadmill or running 3 hours on a treadmill. And I definitely would not be capable of doing both of those feats in one go!

    I have a similar ombre/sombre thing going on to what Mindy has (love her!). I find it surprisingly easy to keep up with. When I first got my hair colored like this, my hair stylist made sure that the transition from dark to light started with my natural hair color. So as my hair grows out, instead of ugly roots showing up, I just have a larger dark section of hair before it starts fading to a lighter shade. Actually I was due to have my color touched up in February but didn’t have time and I don’t think it looks bad at all (or maybe it does and no one is telling me…?). My hair is shorter, but you can kind of see it here:
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    1. Cocomama

      Doesn’t look bad at all!! Looks totally natural. 😉
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  4. Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    Holy crap I can’t imagine running a 50k that fast and on a treadmill nonetheless! That is amazing. I think that hair would look great on you. You should go for it!
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  5. Kerry

    The part that really gets me is that he did it on a cruise ship. I guess he doesn’t have any issues with motion sickness. Also, three hours on a treadmill sounds like the worst thing ever.

    You should totally dye your hair like that! I love that style.

  6. Lauren @ The Foodie Runner

    You should TOTALLY dye your hair like that!!!! I don’t think it would be hard to keep up with because I’m pretty sure the top is your natural color (or close to it). That would look super cute on you – then you’ll have to post more pictures with your hair down so we can see it! 😉
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  7. cheryl

    I am loving the time change–evenings seem so much LESS stressful with daylight!
    I am a fan of the ombre look–just have the top be your natural color. It takes about an hour to dye my hair at the salon…
    I am going to check out irunfar today–Love Adam’s comment. You gotta admit, the ultra community is a different crowd!
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  8. Kim

    i love the hair – go for it!! I have had my hair colored for so long that we don’t even know my true color any more!!!
    That is a fast 31 miles!!!
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  9. Staci @ Hoosier Running Mom

    If you stylist knows her stuff this would look great! I don’t trust many people with my hair so I am always a skeptic on stylists!! 🙂 50k…on a treadmill….that fast! ummmm yeah I would be broken! Plus on a cruise ship…that would have to feel weird…maybe not.
    I love having the sun up so I can run outside after work!! It is such a relief!
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  10. Denise

    I think the ombre look is great because as the highlights grow out, you just let them grow! Who cares where the color starts, it always just looks intentional. 🙂 I actually don’t mind running on the treadmill, but that is amazing! Lastly, although I hate losing an hour of sleep, and trying to adjust to that, I love love that it is light out past 6 pm–definitely makes it feel like Spring! 🙂
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  11. Lizzy

    I can’t believe he ran 50k on a treadmill and then ran 50k on a treadmill again less than 2 days later. He must have endless capacity to endure boredom.

    The ombré is about as low-maintenance as hair color can get, because if you use your natural color for the top part it doesn’t matter when your roots grow out. If you have super straight hair I’d talk to your stylist about it first. It can be hard to get it to look “right” on straight hair, so I’d just want to gauge his/her confidence level with the technique and your hair. Unless you are ok with regular heat styling, but I imagine that is a futile effort in south Florida.
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  12. Hanna

    I think if you want to dye your hair you should go for it!

    Personally I am not a huge fan of the ombre look, but as far as maintenance goes ‘ll echo what others have said that ombre has to be the most low-maintenance way to dye your hair there is! I wouldn’t worry about the upkeep at all!
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  13. Cocomama

    I agree with Adam that they look homeless. I LOVE THAT. True athletes in it for the love of the sport not the big contracts and paydays. I loved reading about Anton living in someone else’s closet/couch when he was training for one of his big races (Western States or something?).

    Can’t wait for Angeles Crest 100 this summer, it’s right in my own backyard! Or like, 40 miles away from my backyard. 🙂
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  14. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I am soooo not a hair expert. 🙁 I dye my hair with the boxed stuff because I have gray roots and don’t want to spend the money to keep up with it!

    I never had zoodles. It would be a great way for me to get those veggies in, though!

    I can’t believe that runner broke his record just 36 hours after he tried to the first time! I bet who would have been even faster if he had shaved his beard.;)
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  15. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    I say you should definitely go for it with the hair! You can always dye it back if you don’t end up liking the color.

    I could not imagine running that far on a treadmill. Actually, that seems like my idea of torture.
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  16. Margaret

    If you’re going to dye your hair, I figure that ombre style is probably the way to go – no roots as it grows out! That’s the main reason I don’t dye my hair (did a couple times in high school and college), I just can’t stand it as it grows out, and no way I’m going to deal with maintaining it on a regular basis.

    I can’t imagine doing a treadmill run for 3 hours, and I sure as heck wouldn’t get anywhere near 50k if I tried!
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  17. Jenn @ Running on Lentils

    Yes, yes, yes on the hair color! If I had long hair I’d totally do it. The zoo does are so cute!
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  18. Jess

    A 50K on a treadmill? O_O I’m impressed.

    I have no idea on dyed hair, so keep me posted! I need to start getting my grays covered up 😐
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  19. Marie Alessandra

    Dye your hair like that! I love that look!:D and you don’t have to keep dying it because it’s only at the bottom of the hair 🙂 GO FOR IT!:D

    I LOVE how much lighter the days are, and how much longer they stay light haha, if that makes any sense :3
    I’ve never made zoodles, that looks awesome! Now I want to try it :3
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  20. Jennifer

    Your zoodles look really good! Where did you get your bowl? I really like it!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      I got the bowl at Publix (grocery store) for only $1.99 I think! I literally have about 10 of them because they are so inexpensive but look nice. I will buy a couple for you and bring them to Chicago as a race present (you better get in!!)! haha

  21. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Hair is definitely one of those things I invest time and money into. It’s my pampering moment three or four times a year. ☺ I’ve been highlighting my hair for years because my natural color is so boring. Plus, my hair is always lighter during the summer months, so I like to switch it up. I say give it a try – you can always change it or do something different if it doesn’t “fit” with you. If Mindy can sport it, so can you!
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