I hope the term “dry scalp” didn’t make you cringe.  I’ve suffered from it for years.  I think part of it is my fault.  I finally wised up and am not having problems with it anymore.


I was one of those people that would wash my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Yep, winter, spring, summer, and fall.  I know, definitely not good.  I used various shampoos to help relieve the itchiness and dryness but nothing helped.  Someone suggested Yes to Naturals Tea Tree & Sage Oil Scalp Relief Shampoo and Conditioner and to stop washing it everyday.  What?  But I sweat a lot and run a lot.  How can I not wash my hair?  That is just GROSS!!  I decided to wash my hair every other day and to just rinse my hair on the days that I don’t wash it.  It’s been about 3 weeks and my scalp feels so much better.  

Yes Shampoo

Check out my new discounts page HERE.  There are a few Rock ‘n’ Roll coming up so make sure to use code “BIBRAVE15″ to save $15 off your race entry.  Want to run a Hot Chocolate race?  There are also quite a few of them in various cities.  When you sign up you can get a BONUS Hot Chocolate branded cap.  But each city has a different code so make sure to check out my discounts page.

I-Like-DisountsMy room is almost done.  I went back to set it up Monday-Wednesday.  I had a meeting on Tuesday so could only set up for a few hours.  I decided that I would finish as much as I could by Wednesday because I didn’t want to go again till Monday.  I still have a few more things to do but will get it done when I go back.

Can you tell that I like pens and Ticonderoga pencils.  If you have kids in school, buy those pencils for them.

I also managed to run a couple of days.  Monday afternoon I came home tired and took a nap.  Then I debated on whether to run or not.  Glad I did!  I wore my new Oiselle reflective top.  For sure drivers saw me on the street!

I ran Thursday, Saturday and Sunday again on the lakefront.  Total mileage for this week is 18.06.  

Running 4

It feels good not to have a specific running plan to follow.  I have two races in September that I am excited about: Run Mag Mile on September 9 and Chicago Half Marathon/5K on September 24.  Check out the sweet swag for these races!

2017 Chicago Half and 5K 1
Source: http://www.chicagohalfmarathon.com/

Tomorrow is back to work.  Summer break is definitely over.  🙂

Back to work and netflix

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.  This week’s host is Madhuri @ Ponder ‘N’ Wonder.  Please stop by her blog and show her some love!

Hoping everyone had a good week!


37 Comments on Dry scalp, race discounts, and classroom setup.

  1. Your classroom looks great!

    I’m loving the swag for the Run Mag Mile and the Chicago Half Marathon! I also have two races in September that I’m really looking forward too!

  2. I”m running the Hot Chocolate 15k with my friend Steph. Will you be there?

    I wash my hair about every 2-3 days. I’m over the grossness factor.

    • I haven’t decided if I want to do that race. I did it once years ago and hated the logistics but know there have been improvements.

      I agree with the grossness factor. I don’t care anymore. My scalp loves me! 🙂

    • Thanks! I have a couple for things to add and it will be ready by Monday. Then there comes a moment when I don’t like it anymore and then make some changes. 🙂

  3. What grade do you teach? I have SO much respect and admiration for teachers (well, and also nurses LOL) because you guys have such a tough job that requires an endless amount of love & devotion 😉 Thanks for all you do!! I wash my hair every 2-3 days as well…I’m pretty clever at disguising the ickiness with headbands and messy buns 😉

    • I teach 2nd grade. Thank you! It is a tough job but very rewarding. I’ve been burnt out, angry, and have cried in my room various times. But I take a moment to calm down and continue on with my day.

      Rinsing my hair has helped a lot too.

    • Girl, I know what you mean. I just couldn’t do it anymore because of my scalp. Now my scalp loves me!

  4. I have psoriasis on my scalp… i have flakes galore. I do not wash my hair everyday… a quick rinse with some conditioner helps out on the days I don’t. I have a thing for pens too.. love them! I’m obsessed with the staedtler triplus right now. Good week of running… I’m looking forward to “running for pleasure” again – I love the freedom you feel when you aren’t training for anything.

    • I’ve heard about those pens and am tempted to buy them. But seriously I have way too many!

      And yes just running here and there is the best!

  5. I skip the wash on days I don’t run. My hair is very thick and completely soaked on running days and will sour if not washed. Thanks for the tip on that shampoo. I have one little spot that itches and drives me insane. Your room looks nice. I hope you have a wonderful school year!

    • Thanks Holly! So far the shampoo has been working for me and my scalp does not itch as much. But it could also be that I am not washing it as often as before. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  6. I have fine hair and have to wash it every day, otherwise it looks greasy. Normally my scalp is fine, but there are days when I need a scalp shampoo. I currently use Dove when I need it, and it smells better than other dry scalp shampoos.

    • I agree about the shampoo. The one I use doesn’t smell that bad but Dove is so much better.

    • Great idea! What I have been doing is once a week apply a deep conditioner and go for a run.

  7. Love how that Oiselle top is reflective! I would like to do another Hot Chocolate Race. Too bad they don’t have one in Portland. Hope you have a great first day of school!

    • Thanks. That is weird there isn’t one in Portland because there are so many of them across the country.

  8. I don’t have to wash my hair every day now, but up until I turned about 42, my hair would have gotten too greasy if I didn’t. I couldn’t have imagined skipping a day back then. It’s good that you’ve found something that works for you!

    Have a great school year!

    • Thanks. I just couldn’t stand the thought of sweat in my hair and not washing it. My scalp loves me now and is happy.

      • After leaving the above comment and seeing your reply, I remembered that while living in Utah in my early to mid 20’s my scalp itched terribly during the winter months and I found a special shampoo that helped since I had to shampoo daily. Once I moved back to Virginia where the air wasn’t so dry, I was able to stop using that shampoo and go back to my regular. I’m glad you’ve found relief!

        • Thanks! So far it is working for me now. But it could also be that I am not washing every day. 🙂

  9. The swag looked SO good!!! I love a good set of pencils and pens. Makes me want to go back to school. I still have mine from my school days. Thanks for linking up this week!!

    • How cool that you still have your set from your school days. I like to have a variety of pens to pick from depending on my mood.

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