Today when I arrived to work I did my usual morning greetings. Yep, I’m that person. I say good morning to everyone and am annoyingly perky. For the most part. If I’ve already had my coffee.

Upon greeting a male colleague he looked at me and said, “Did you do something different?” while motioning to his face.

“Oh that.” I replied. “I put make-up on.”

It wasn’t until this moment that I realized what was happening to me. I am becoming even more obsessed with running. Or am being super lazy in the pretty girl department.

I am girly. I like make-up, heels, and an episode of Sex In The City. (How cool is it that Carrie walks around in her underwear all the time? Lady Gaga should give her some props for being the original leotard wearer.) In addition to the eleventy billion running/tri blogs I follow, I also follow plenty of fashion and beauty blogs.

Don’t get me wrong though I also enjoy basketball, football, and action films and video games. But lately I have been slacking in the make-up department.

Want to know why?

Because when I get home from the office I am in a mad rush to walk the dog (Poop already Lloyd!), lower the A/C for the roommate, change into running gear, pack towel and G2, apply sunscreen and make it to the BRA’s run spot. To add in the extra minutes needed to remove eye make-up and wash my face just seems silly in the grand scheme of scheduling woes.

This morning however, I decided my co-workers were probably tired of looking at my make-up less face.* Not to mention, I was tired of looking at my un-lined eyes in my rearview mirror. And honestly, you never know who you are going to run into. I mean what if while on my lunch break I run into Bradley Cooper at Quizno’s and he isn’t stunned by my beauty (Maybe She’s Born With It? Maybe It’s…)?

I guess I am back to make-up removal pre-run. It’s an added step that I must get used to. If not for myself then at least for Bradley Cooper.

Now if only I could work a leotard into my wardrobe….

*In the spirit of full disclosure, I was wearing some make-up. Just not enough to be noticeable.