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Sports and Hijab

As some of you might know, sports and hijab are a pretty weird combination. But Roqaya Al-Gassra has done it during the Olympics Beijing 2008 and so have I.

My company had a paintball event last Friday and so I had to do quite a bit of running. I kept thinking of ways on how to avoid my hijab from flying about and giving me a disadvantage. I could wear the underscarf only but that didn't provide enough coverage at my neck area.

I've decided to spend a bit of money and get the Buff (first featured on Survivor) as a sort of underscarf and neck protection. In addition, I wore my motorcycle raincoat jacket and zipped it up to my neck. This achieves 2 things: protecting my body from those painful pellets (I got 2 bruises still though!) and also giving adequate hijab coverage.

All in all, it was a great event and I didn't feel left out once. In fact, the Buff kept my hair outta my way when the sweat starts to drip.

Go Buff !