Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Good Running & Tilley Hat

Eye infection is under control. Made it to the gym and did 3.0 miles. Yay! That brings me to 27.6 miles for the month. Not what I wanted, but okay given losing 10+days to illness. Plus, I still have two days before month's end and intend to take advantage of them.

This afternoon, I roughed out a schedule to get me to the half mary start line on April 19th. I need to run at least 6 miles this weekend. Seems a little daunting, but I am **so** ready to make it happen.

Switching subjects. I used to have a great lightweight Tilley hat that is perfect for walking outside, yardwork, going to the beach/pool etc. I gave it to my mother-in-law the last time she was visiting. The sun here is intense and she needed it more than I did. I miss my old hat and since we have since we have travel to Hawaii in 3 weeks, I ordered myself a new one.

It's basically the same model that I used to have, but with upgrades including some reflective stuff on the strap (you might notice it from the camera flash), a built in sweat band, and a new color that I love.

You know what? I totally *heart* my Tilley hat. This hat rocks. It floats. There is a hidden pocket at the top that can store money, credit card, ID, hotel key, etc. You can stash your sunglasses on it by using the holes on the sides. It has UV50 protection. It fits like a glove.

This hat totally suits my personal style. Yeah, I know. I'm a dork. But at my age I am convinced more than ever that 'saving face' (ie, protecting it from sun damage) is very important and I don't know another hat that does it better than the Tilley.

Oh yeah, and if you can't tell. I'm feeling a lot better today. YAY!!!!!

20 comments:

  1. That's one impressive hat, sounds like it has everything!

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  2. I like the hat and the smile underneath it as well. It's a good match.

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  3. Yay! Good for you! Cool hat :-) 27.6 miles rocks!!

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  4. Cool hat!
    Hooray for being better!

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  5. Great hat, I might look into that since I may start gardening.

    Glad you're recovering and I think 27.6 miles is quite good. Good luck with the weekend run plans. You'll get to that half mary, no problem.

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  6. We have a few of those hats in our family and I agree they rock!!! I think it's really cute on you!!

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  7. That hat looks great on you! You were nice to give one to your MIL, and I'm glad you got another for yourself.

    Glad you're feeling better and getting to run. The next few days are supposed to be beautiful, too!!

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  8. I've never heard of that hat but you make it sound heavenly. Tilley people? Give this girl some love. :D

    I'm going to check it out.

    I'm just about right with ya on the schedule. Nearly the same miles and need to start ramping up for a 12 mile spring race. Good luck.

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  9. Mine is the LT6B Breathable Nylon - color Taupe, just FYI. They have several styles, it could be overwhelming if you aren't familiar with their hats.

    Oh and I got 2.7 miles in and some strength work this morning. Yeeeeehah!!

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  10. so glad you are better and that the pink eye did not travel!

    great running....hmmm this
    freckled red head (who HAS to save face) might need one of those for her trip!

    Take Care

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  11. Wow that hat does have everything!

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  12. You are totally rockin' that hat! Glad to see that you're doing better.

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  13. You feel good, look good.. and Wow that hat rocks.. it floats! Hurrah for You.

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  14. Cute hat! And GREAT MILES considering you were sick for so long!!

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  15. I like the hat!! It's SOOOOO you! And totally cute! ;D

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  16. nice lid. nice smile.. the mileage is very good considering the fact you were away...

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  17. that hat is great! it'd go well with my new birkenstocks! i must be a dork, too. its ok - we're comfy right?? ;-)

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