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(An excruciating minute long crawl upstairs – it’s not easy being long and low.)


One of the Husband’s patients gave him an Edible Arrangement – love those things! – so my breakfast was full of fresh fruit.


Plus a rice scramble – eggs, spinach, tomatoes.  I have to admit, I really love those sugary pancake breakfasts, but I feel so much better when I eat something like this.


Light the Way


The other day, I mentioned that I wanted to buy a headlamp for nighttime running – both so I could see the ground and that the cars could see me!  A commenter mentioned that New Balance has hats with built-in LCD lights, and honestly, it sounded like a genius concept.  Especially in the winter, I always wear a dry-fit cap, so combining my light + hat would be ideal.  There are batteries in the back that you can swap in and out so the power will never run out.  The cap is called the Tri-Viz Cap and costs about $30 – steep for a hat, but for a hat with lights?  Reasonable, I think. LCD hat

Ordering mine now!



  • Rebecca September 26, 2012, 10:02 am

    I have this hat and I love it!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras September 26, 2012, 10:03 am

    Maggie is the freaking best.

  • j3nn September 26, 2012, 10:13 am

    I like the hat! We have headband flashlights, but I think this idea is way better, and more stylish!

  • Alex @ Alex Tries it Out September 26, 2012, 10:14 am

    Let us know how you like the hat! I need something for running in the dark, but was hesitant about buying a headlamp – this seems like it could be my answer.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 26, 2012, 10:22 am

    I’ve seen those! And I’ve always wished someone would send me an edible arrangement! Obviously one with a little chocolate included… haha

  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles September 26, 2012, 10:23 am

    The hat looks perfect for nightine running! Hope you like it

  • Deborah September 26, 2012, 10:26 am

    My honey has a hat with lights like this one that he uses when he works on his Jeep. It’s amazing how well it works. I never thought of wearing it during an evening run!

  • Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel September 26, 2012, 10:29 am

    The hat seems like a good idea, but….. can you wash it???

  • Alyse September 26, 2012, 10:32 am

    For some reason I imagined you or the Husband carried Maggie up the stairs. I never figured she would climb them herself. haha.

  • Presley @ Run Pretty September 26, 2012, 10:34 am

    I look like such a nerd in hats. But I suppose not getting hit by a car would be worth it.

    • Sarah September 27, 2012, 6:56 am

      This comment made me seriously LOL! Thanks!!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed September 26, 2012, 10:35 am

    I hate running with a headlight on my head, this hat seems awesome!

  • Michelle September 26, 2012, 10:36 am

    They had a hat like this at the Cherry Blossom run expo 2 years ago that I bought (not an NB branded hat, but basically the same thing). I have it – it’s great.

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 26, 2012, 10:47 am

    I think Edible Arrangements are so cool! I’d love to try one!

  • Megan September 26, 2012, 10:50 am

    This may seem like such a silly question, but how did you make your rice scramble? It looks delicious!!

  • elizabeth September 26, 2012, 10:55 am

    Hi. That scramble looks delicious! Can you tell me how you made it? Thanks!

  • Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer September 26, 2012, 11:02 am

    Maggie makes me laugh. And that hat looks brilliant! Looking it up now!

  • Laura September 26, 2012, 11:06 am

    Maggie warms my heart – we used to live in a two story building and our basset hound had similar struggles! That extra determination long doggies need to get through the day inspires me. 🙂

  • Dawn September 26, 2012, 11:33 am

    I thought I was going to be the only one that wanted to know how you made the scramble. Glad to see I’m not alone 🙂

  • Dori September 26, 2012, 11:37 am

    I laughed out loud at Maggie’s long climb. She’s such a funny girl. And that hat is awesome, I might have to get one for early mornings.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks September 26, 2012, 11:38 am

    Cool idea! I bet you’ll love it.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 26, 2012, 11:45 am

    Long and low…ha. Nice workout, Maggie! Your breakfast is exactly my lunch today—I always feel great when I eat brown rice and plenty of veggies. And eggs…I do love my eggs.

  • karla September 26, 2012, 11:51 am

    that hat is really cute BUT those lights are NOT bright enough at all….
    you are better off with a petal headlamp like

  • Maureen September 26, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I’ve been using the Tri-Viz for a few weeks now and it is great, much more comfortable than a headlamp. The lights aren’t as bright as my headlamp, so I usually bring along my Knuckle Lights for extra visibility.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 26, 2012, 12:28 pm

    That hat is awesome! And I love that the lights are not overly noticeable. Is it bad that I was imagining a miner’s headlamp?!

  • Bari September 26, 2012, 12:39 pm

    Yeah!!! I’m glad you’re getting that hat – I hope you love it as much as I love mine!

  • Mandy September 26, 2012, 1:04 pm

    This hat is pure genius! (And breakfast looks amazing.)

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt September 26, 2012, 1:13 pm

    I’d rather get an edible arrangement over flowers any day!

  • vsk September 26, 2012, 1:30 pm

    That looks great for visibility, but for those of you that own it, does it really light the path ahead of you? I have TERRIBLE night vision and always worry about tripping over rocks or dips/divets in the sidewalk or street.

  • Brianna September 26, 2012, 3:35 pm

    Those lights won’t be bright enough to light the path.

  • Vicki September 26, 2012, 5:36 pm

    I’m sure you already know this, but keep an eye on Maggie’s back. Weenie dogs are notorious for breaking/damaging their backs, and vets usually discourage letting them go up/down flights of stairs on a regular basis. How is she going down the stairs? How old is she? After 5, weenies are usually a bit more cautious and don’t go flying down stairs.

    • Caitlin September 26, 2012, 7:38 pm

      she has always been slow as molasses. i am so nervous about her jumping on and off things like the couch!

  • Jaclyn September 26, 2012, 5:50 pm

    Glad to see you are purchasing some light. You make me nervous when you say you went running at night alone. Yikes! As the days get shorter, I too am looking for a headlamp or a hat with lights. I would love a review of this hat.

  • Melissa September 26, 2012, 6:57 pm

    “The other day, I mentioned that I wanted to buy a headlamp for nighttime running – both so I could see the ground and that the cars could see me!” Instead of RUNNING, I read it as NURSING and was like, WTH! Why is she nursing outside at night???!! Won’t a headlamp wake up the baby? I clearly have had a long week.

    • Caitlin September 26, 2012, 7:38 pm


  • Aja September 26, 2012, 10:39 pm

    I want that breakfast.

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