Friends, US Nationals is upon us again. You know what that means: timing booths, start wands, kickass racing and team spirit. It also means the return of the storied and revered ritual of the race braids.
One caveat. The frozen, snowy, Arctic tundra is the host of US Nationals this year. Rather than the traditional french and dutch braids, designed and pulled perfectly to stick out of your headbands on sunny days, we’ll have to talk about the altogether foreign: hat braids (and buff braids…yikes!)
Fear not, sisters (and brothers, read on). We’ll make it through together. After all, look fast, race fast, right?
As a counterpart to last year, my teammates and I have come up with the braids of 2015:
Low hat braid:
Low hat braid (with a twist):
The I-read-too-many-girly-magazines braid:
The I-wear-buffs-but-want-everyone-to-know-I’m-a-girl braid:
The Dude braid (facial hair)
The dread braid (because, the UP)
The Cindy Lou Who:
The Stuck in Narnia:
And, finally, the I-cut-my-hair-into-a-bob-and-am-suffering-the-consequences:
Good luck to everyone with your hair this weekend (and the races too, I guess).