2. I'm pretty sure I have some mild/moderate form of trichotillomania. There is a semi-distrubing picture if you click the link, just fyi. I just run my fingers through my hair A LOT, mostly subconsciously, my fingers search out all the imperfect hairs that have kinks or are curly. Not enough to be balding or anything. Well, I actually do have a bald spot on my head, but that is from cradle cap when I was a baby. At least that's what I was told :)
3. Because of the bald spot from cradle cap, my dermatologist (when I was a teen) offered to give me the number of the guy who did his plugs. So freaking creepy.
4. I really didn't mean for the post to go this way, but I'll keep on riding this train.... I mostly wore my hair parted down the middle because I just didn't care. But after I donated my hair to locks of love in 2009, my short hair style had a side part and I've just kept up with the side part, slightly more self-conscious of the bald spot.
5. HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!! I forgot to mention the best part of my day!!!
I SWAM A 400IM. WITHOUT STOPPING. AT THE END OF MY WORKOUT.
If you're not familiar, this is what the 400IM looks like:
PS Please enjoy that random language the commentators are speaking!
I was amazed that I had the stamina to make it 100 yards of butterfly!!! I did get a huge mouthful of water on the last 25 of the 100 fly, but I kept pushing and finished the whole thing in less than 8 mins. I always consider 2:00 mins/100yds to be my standard for just freestyle, so I was really happy with this. I felt like a baller because I know the last time I raced a 400 IM in a meet was 1998! And that was just to get the club record because no 12/13 year old had ever swam it.
The only downsides to the swim were 1) I forgot to bring something to drink. 2) The water was WAY hotter than it should be for lap swim and 3) I over extended a muscle in my side a bit, but it is fine.
All day I've felt on top of the world because of it! yay! Someday I will have to tape myself swim for you guys. I promise, my strokes were not as strong or pretty as the ones in the youtube video above (that's what she said...)