With my second half marathon approaching in six short weeks, I started thinking about two years ago when I decided to run my first half marathon and what motivated me to sign up. After I graduated from high school in 2012, my fitness level consisted of the occasional cardio workout, a Zumba class here or there and maybe a walk or jog outside. My fitness level was average at best.
If this sounds like you, I can assure you with time and dedication, you can accomplish any fitness goal you set your mind to, including a half marathon. Before diving in though, here are eights things to consider. Continue reading How To Prepare for a Half Marathon→
I know you’re all probably planning on laying in bed all day and catching up on your weekly dose of reality shows, but I urge you to try to throw some productivity into your routine on this special day. Before you wince at the term productive, take a look at a list of things you can do to add a little bit of productivity to this glorious snow day!
Yes, contemplate whether or not you want to be productive today. Just sit for a second and ponder at the fact that you’ve basically been handed a day to get your stuff together, stuff you didn’t do over the weekend for whatever reason. Ah ha! I see the wheels turning and I’m starting to make some sense!
Some of the beautiful women who follow my blog have asked me to do a tutorial on my hair. Don’t ask me why because I don’t see it. I’m one of the million women who rock the natural style. I’ve been natural since I was 17. I forsook perms because I just wanted fuller looking hair. Without really having the real intention to be “natural,” I just stuck with it and eventually went to wearing my hair curly 95% of the time (I straighten my hair twice a year).
So here is a typical Solo hair routine. Yesterday was sort of a “wash day,” even though I did more of a conditioning treatment. My curls needed it after all this crazy Maryland weather we’ve been having! Continue reading A typical Solo hair day→