Swimmers, here’s a little trick:
Get thee some Mane ‘ n Tail (it used to be marketed as shampoo and conditioner for horses, but people use it with good results, too), wet down your hair with non-chlorinated water, put a little Mane ‘n Tail on your hair and work it through, then put on your bathing cap and do your workout. Afterwards, wash and style as usual.
Your hair will be all soft and shiny.
Don’t use too much or your cap will slide off and you’ll be leaving a trail of conditioner scum and make no friends at all in the pool.
But it really is a good treatment for hair abused by chlorinated pools.
I’ve been reviewing my goals for this month. I’m quite on track. It’s hard for me, sometimes, to let go of the big picture and concentrate on the day. Now don’t get me wrong. The big picture is crucially important. I refer to it each time I plan my month. But when I’m planning a week or a day, I’ll look at my goals for the month or the week rather than the year. I try never to look more than one step up timewise to keep myself from getting overwhelmed. I try to look at my yearly goals only 12 times a month after I made them. I know it sounds funny, but I think this is going to work. Making sure your dailyness is leading you where you want to go, it’s all good.
I’ve always been lousy at “slow-n-steady”. I’m trying to teach myself this, as if I do a little slow and steady and do accomplish everything I plan to for the year, I’ll have had a happy, productive and balanced year!