Happy Hump Day!

Boy oh boy is it HOT here. Summer is in full swing so I went out for a short 3-mile run last night when the sun wasn’t as strong.


It cooled off to 81 degrees! Yippee!


I was excited to wear a running skirt. I hardly seem to wear them for longer distances because my SPIbelt tends to hike it up and it gets annoying but no belt needed for a quick 3 miles! The skirt is a Target clearance item I got for like $12 last year. I cut out the attached shorts that weren’t long enough. I just use my own longer compression shorts for a custom fit =).

So now let’s talk about sun smarts…

Most of you know that my husband succumbed to the most deadly form skin cancer–Melanoma. I take sun safety seriously as I think we all should. As a runner I spend a lot of time outdoors. I usually wear a visor or baseball cap when I run but next month I’m going to Jamaica and I was thinking of other style hats that i could wear while I’m on the beach or by the pool.

And then the planets aligned and I got a package in the mail from Lipton Publicity (the PR company for Scala™ a product line by Dorfman Pacific). They sent me the Scala Lahaina Sun Hat in Lime to review.

Does this make me a buckethead?

Does this make me a buckethead? I feel a little like Gilligan meets Holly Hobbie.

So at first I wasn’t sure if the style would work but I figured I’d give it a try. Well guess what? I LOVE IT! I found that the most flattering for me was to fold some of the brim up but to leave the front unfolded.


This is how it looked best on me. rolled up a bit on the sides but not in the front

It’s totally versatile. And pretty inexpensive at under $30. It can be flattened so I can definitely squeeze it in my suitcase. But the biggest benefit is that it has a UPF 50+ rating for sun protection.  It comes in black, white, natural, taupe, olive, periwinkle, rose, coral, lime, aqua and banana.

Walking the dog in style

Walking the dog in style

You can buy one for $29.95 here!


All ready for Jamaica!

Of course I might just have to go out and buy a new swimsuit to match. 😉

Are you a hat wearer?

Do you worry about sun protection?


  1. I feel your pain.

    Down here in Alabama you just wring yourself out after a workout and it makes no different when you go out. It’s HOT day and night and the humidity makes it feel like a sauna.

    Praise the Lord for central air .

    • I hear ya! Don’t know how I grew up in a home with no central air. Sorry for such a delayed reply to your comment.

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