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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Six Reasons Why Winter Beanies Are a Season Must-Have

Six Reasons Why Winter Beanies Are a Season Must-Have

If traversing some of the six million acres that Alaska’s Denali National Park (pictured above) covers is your idea of winter recreation, consider a winter beanie a worthwhile investment. Scratch that. Consider it an absolutely essential item and pretty much the very definition of a must-have. Winter in Denali hits by mid-September, runs through March and offers temperatures ranging from a scary cold -40 degrees Fahrenheit to a bust-out-the-t-shirt and beach chair 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cold-Weather Hiking Necessities: Winter Beanies and More

Cold-Weather Hiking Necessities: Winter Beanies and More

“If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.”–A Bitter Hiker The only way a cold-weather hike will put you in a bad mood is if you set out unprepared. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with a list of the essentials to stay warm, fed, hydrated and happy throughout your winter hiking slate.

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Safety First: Top 5 Tips for Running Safety

Running tests your body’s physical limits in atypical, often unfamiliar settings. And no matter how far or fast you run, there are risks – dehydration, injuries, strangers, cars; the list goes on. But these risks shouldn’t deter you from running, they should just ensure you take adequate precautions. There are also various running training plans available online that get you prepared enough so that you can focus on your training with nothing else on your mind. This article is going…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

A Beginner’s Guide to Single-track Cycling

Few sports require as much agility, skill and mental sharpness as mountain biking, especially when riding singletrack. When we’re out in the fresh air pushing ourselves to the limit, we often want to immerse ourselves in the natural landscape around us, for better or for worse. Singletrack cycling allows us to connect with our bodies, our bikes and Mother Nature in a deeper way. In riding, there’s a cliché about the wide, open road. For cyclists, it’s often the thin,…

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