11 Important Life Lessons Marathon Running Can Teach You

11 Important Life Lessons Marathon Running Can Teach You

“At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill.” – Anonymous Running a marathon requires putting on your thinking cap as much as, if not more than, your running cap. Mindset counts for a lot in a 26.2-mile jaunt that is a solitary exercise. That’s where quotes like the above kick in. View…

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Why We Love Our Sugar Skull Collection

Why We Love Our Sugar Skull Collection

Whether you’re deeply in tune with the cultural significance of the image on the above hat, or you merely just think it looks cool, we can probably agree that, well, it looks cool. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of cool options–both literally and figuratively–within our sugar skull collection. Between six hats, four visors and two ultra bands–not to mention two different sugar skull logos you can slap on the custom hat of your choice–we’ve got you covered with pretty much anything…

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Product Spotlight: The Pom Beanie

Product Spotlight: The Pom Beanie

We’re not here to shame but let’s just be real. Some hats are better than others. Whether it fulfills a need or satisfies a want, getting your hands on an item you really enjoy and can put to use again and again is awesome. And while socks, underwear, gag gifts and the ever-popular last minute gift card have their place, they don’t normally deliver high on the awesome quotient. If you’re the lackluster gifter or somewhat disappointed giftee, may we…

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How to Stay Safe While Running This Winter

How to Stay Safe While Running This Winter

Snow-covered scenes are beautiful to look at as you peer out from beneath your winter beanie on your favorite running trail, although actually summoning the motivation to brave the elements can be difficult when cold, dry air and biting winds greet you as you step out the door. Those who prefer the outdoors to a treadmill regardless of the conditions, though, are treated to a terrific running experience. Something about pounding the pavement in the cold provides an extra rush…

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Why Everyone Needs Cool Trucker Hats

Why Everyone Needs Cool Trucker Hats

When you hear trucker hat, the first image that comes to mind may not be one that says “I Race Like a Girl.” But, we’d argue, that’s why everyone needs a trucker hat. Whereas trucker hats were once solely associated with, well, truckers, farmers and other rural workers, nowadays the style is in. Whether it’s for comfort, style or some variation thereof, guys and gals of all sorts just need to throw on a cool trucker hat every now and…

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Aspen Winter X Games: What to Watch for in 2019

Aspen Winter X Games: What to Watch for in 2019

When: January 24-27, 2019 Where: Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountains Events: Skiing (5), Snowboarding (7), Snowmobile (4) and Real Video Series (3) Future X Games: Summer X Games–August 1-4 in Minneapolis, Minn. (features Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions) X Games Aspen 2019 unveiled its first batch of invited athletes and the competition schedule just last week, meaning before we know it, the extreme sports world will once again have its eyes transfixed on Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountains. The 23rd Winter X…

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Five Advantages to Wearing a Winter Beanie or Headband

Five Advantages to Wearing a Winter Beanie or Headband

View this post on Instagram Dreaming of snowscapes like this? ❄️ Then you’ll love our new winter styles- cozy, warm, and wicking. Follow the #linkinbio to get 35% off site-wide. Our #CyberMonday sale has officially started! ❄️ #keepacoolhead #winteriscoming PC: #teamheadsweats @scottwesemann A post shared by Headsweats (@headsweats) on Nov 25, 2018 at 12:02pm PST Stop us if you’ve heard it before. “I was on a roll doing 30 miles a week and then winter’s first snow hit and…” We’ll…

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Conquering New Heights with Type 1 Diabetes: Project 50 in 50

Conquering New Heights with Type 1 Diabetes: Project 50 in 50

In the summer of 2019, athletes Patrick Mertes and myself will be launching Project 50-in-50, an attempt to climb the tallest peaks in each state of the US. We’ll be doing this all while managing our type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the pancreas no longer produces insulin, a vital hormone for delivering energy to the body. A little over 300 people, nicknamed “Highpointers” have completed all 50, usually over the course of their lifetime. We’ll be doing it…

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From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

From Pavement to Peak: Making the Transition from Road to Trail

Last month I flew out to Honolulu to try my first ever Xterra trail race – the Xterra 21k trail World Championships at Kualoa ranch on Oahu. The course had about 3000’ of vertical gain over 13.3 miles with plenty of mud, slipping, and gorgeous views. For those of you who have never been to Hawaii, this is the famous park where Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor were filmed which meant plenty of tourists spectating throughout the course. The race…

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Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

Racing for a Cause: Getting Stronger Together

It’s 40 degrees at 7 a.m. on October 13, 2018, and I’m at the mouth of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument with 150 other intrepid trail runners. I had traveled almost 650 miles – a drop in the pan compared to some of the folks there – to this place to be part of something that words can’t properly memorialize, nor would pictures do justice. But the beauty and the brotherhood felt among the runners was only the tip…

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