what did people do without blow dryers?

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on yesterday’s post on running vocab! You guys had a few more to add to the list, so I thought I’d share them here:

DNF– Did not finish, referring to a race(usually due to injury or sickness)

DNS– Did not start, referring to a race as well

Negative Split– Very similar to a progression run. The goal is to have a have a faster second half of a run or have a negative split for each mile that you run. Good explanation found here.

Split– the time that you run being split usually by each mile, for example, my first ‘split’ of a 3 mile run would be 9:30(the time it took me to run one mile).


Wednesday(yesterday)- 4 miles, 9:05 pace

My face after making it up a hill, please ignore the loops in my hair, I don't even know...

My face after making it up a hill, please ignore the loops in my hair, I don’t even know…

the beautiful mountains

the beautiful mountains

Yesterday I surprisingly got to take my run outdoors. The hubs works from home on Wed. and yesterday our neighborhoods power went out.Without internet, Josh couldn’t work, so he watched J while I took a quick run before we needed to be to a Dr. apt. My hair isn’t curly or straight, so when I can’t blow dry and style it, it’s a curly/straight mess.

of course he has a dinosaur at the dr. office

of course he has a dinosaur at the Dr. office

He wasn’t able to do what he needed to without internet so we headed to his parents house. Where J of course found Buzz.


Being at my in-laws for half the day was particularly hard yesterday. My MIL always has the best snacks at her house. Of course there was delicious Easter candy out, but I didn’t give in since one of my goals this week is to only eat sweets one day this week(I’m holding out for Saturday night).

What are some ways you curve your sweet tooth?

Is your hair naturally curly, straight, or somewhere in between like mine?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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21 Responses to what did people do without blow dryers?

  1. Ha! I have NO idea what people did before blow dryers either. I’ve got the same curly, straight hair as you so I feel your pain. So glad I found your blog :).

  2. I have the exact same kind of hair! Honestly! It can be so frustrating at times. Thank goodness for beauty products! 🙂

  3. My hair is naturally curly…I love air drying and wearing it that way in the summertime!!

  4. olivetorun says:

    I have naturally wavy hair so if I am in a rush it becomes “curly” that day. 🙂

  5. My hair just kinda does its own thing anyway… it’s short now (pixie-ish) and doesn’t have much of a temper, but when I have to brush it, that’s when I know it’s time for a haircut.

  6. My hair is naturally wavy, which is a pain because it is never totally curly or totally straight. That is probably why I usually throw it up into a bun or ponytail most of the time! 😉

  7. Erin says:

    I have obnnoxiously curly hair! And good job on the sweets!! I’ve been doing good too (;

  8. jumpeatrun says:

    my hair is wavy/straight, so if I don’t blow dry it, it just looks weird. haha.
    there is no way I would have been able to resist the easter candy – I’m impressed!

  9. stephnowirun says:

    My hair is somewhere in the middle… Yours looks just fine when it isn’t blown dry! Why is that always true of other people but not ourselves?
    I nominated you for a Liebster award!

  10. My hair is crazy, like yours but BIGGER. It’s really awful. I don’t know what I would do without a flat iron.

    My best trick for avoiding sweets, (or at least cutting myself off and exercising self control) is to put some minty gum in my mouth. Then I’m less likely to cave and throw the gum away if I JUST put it in. Gum is kindove my lifesaver.

  11. kendraalleen says:

    i’ve been able to run outside a few times this week too. wonderful right?
    my hair is like yours. can’t make up it’s mind and therefore i put it up or wear a hat most of the time.
    i usually give in to my sweet tooth in some way or another. be it greek yogurt or yummy cereal. or the real deal once in a while.
    p.s. i nominated you for the liebster award. check it out @ kennygump

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