(This is the head shot I used in my book - a great spur-of-the-moment shot in June 2006 by photographer Jim Hallas, a talented man who is no longer with us, but now gets to see the beauty of the world from above)
(This is my "new" head shot from last summer - taken by the ever-amazing Jennifer Tai, the above-mentioned traffic light conversationalist)
(The most recent photo I could find - my hubby and me on Whidbey Island about a month ago)
I like having longer hair again for regular day-to-day mom/author stuff, but now that my red tresses hang past my shoulders, I'm at a loss for what to do with it when I run.
Pony tail? Nope. I don't like how it *thwaks* me on the back mid-stride.
Leave it down? Not a chance. I sweat like a man when I run.
French braid? Plausible. Unfortunately I haven't figured out how to do that myself and I don't know that my husband has the skills to pull it off, either. Oh, and he's not usually home when I run.
Cut it? Ack! I've worked hard to be patient with it to have it get this long. A trim to even it up a bit would be great, but beyond that I'm not ready for the scissors.
That leaves me with the option of having two braids. But here's my question for you, Dear Readers:
How do I pull off braids without looking like Wendy from Wendy's or Pipi Longstocking?
Do I go for two braids down the back, or should they go down the front? Should I skip the braids entirely and just do low pig tails in front?
Help this runner! If you have long hair, what works for YOU? If you don't have long hair, what have you seen that seems like it works for those who do? Seriously, hit me up with some ideas!