Saturday, June 12, 2010

EG Got Cut & Swim Preview

Evil Genius got her first haircut ever today! She's three years old now and was born with a full head of hair. We've never even had it trimmed before. It was getting too hard for me to wash, so it was time to get chopped! Bigun was also in dire need of a trim. Here's the before:

How insane! Hair down to their elbows. Impossible to maintain. The bottom several inches were just tangles.

EG did really well in the chair. She looked down when the stylist told her too, and sat up straight when she needed to. It was the only time all day she was actually well behaved.

After. How ADORABLE is that?

Of course Bigun got a summer 'do to. She loves it. Very cute!

I also went this afternoon to pick up my packet for the OWS tomorrow. The Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge has a cool shirt. Water temp is 81 degrees today so no wetsuits. Got to plan my "race outfit" carefully tonight. Wait, all I can wear is the swim cap they gave me and a black speedo. That was easy.

I've never tried just a swimming event before. I feel very well trained for this one. I've been in the pool a bunch lately, never swimming less than a mile. So I'm in good shape for this event. There's an open water swim clinic starting at 7 AM, and the race starts at 7:30. My goal time is 40 minutes.

I'm doing this event specifically to try and conquer a problem with open water swimming. It always ends up being the most hated part of a tri, and I think I have the most room for improvement by gaining appreciation for the open water. This one is a precursor to the big deuce 2 mile OWS on july 24th. That one I'm going to have to really increase my swimming endurance for. Might even have to find a bigger pool (like a lake for regular OWS).

Go Total Immersion! I hope TI really makes this fun tomorrow.

**update: Thunderstorms kicked in loud enough to wake me up about 3:30 am. I checked the weather report, the storm wasn't supposed to pass until about 9 am so I just turned off the alarm clock. Woke up at 9, made pancakes for the kids and us for breakfast, and found out that the storm passed early and it turned out to be a beautiful day and they had the swim anyway. I wasn't about to swim in a like while it was lightning, so I just plain missed it. I ended up putting a mile in the pool in 34 minutes today instead.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

The hair cut makes EG look so much more mature! Love the summer do's on both the girls.

Good luck w/ the OWS. Last year my brother & I swam across our lake and we think it was about 2.5 miles. We kind of said we'd make it an annual event, every August. I do very little swimming so was so ill prepared last year. I am in better shape this year, though, so hopefully I will notice a difference.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oh you have the cutest girls! Love the new 'dos!

Heather said...

Soooo cute!!! Can't wAit to hear how TI goes!

RBR said...

Such amazingly beautiful children! You are a lucky man indeed!

Good luck today(I am behind) I am excited to hear how it goes. If TI helped maybe I will consider it, because right now i am just considering not doing tri's anymore since I hate swimming so much.

Hope you are well, friend.

Xenia said...

Your girls are super cute. They remind me of me and my sister when we were little uns. We had hair down to our butts too. :)

joyRuN said...

I couldn't stand it when T2's hair was getting long - it was always a tangled mess getting in her food, so we've been keeping it nice & short since.

EG looks soooo cute!

There's a mile swim in the bay next month around here - I'll have to work on getting that mile in the pool continuously.

Amanda said...

I looked at these pics on FB, cute hairdos :)

Colleen said...

They are super cute! :)

And I probably would have skipped the swim too... pancakes sounded more fun than risking a storm!

Jess said...

I love the girls' haircuts! They are very cute!

And bummer about missing the open water swim! I'm glad you were able to get some time in the pool though instead!

Wes said...

You're just using this as an excuse to show off those to bundles of cuteness. Good call :-)

and dude! Really? You didn't even go to the race? LOL...

runrettarun said...

Your girls are just too cute. Haircuts always seem to make kids look older.

OWS must be a fear for a lot of people - me included. I suck at swimming.

Pacakes > swimming any day in my book!!

Tricia said...

so cute!

betsey johnson bathing suits said...

Very Sweet picture.. They both are looking so cute.