So you know those girls that have like the perfectly straight hair that somehow just never gets frizzy? Yea… I hate them too! My hair does this really cool thing where it turns into a lion main around my head if I don’t pull it back. And then when I do pull it back it converts into a cotton ball of frizz. So, I mean it’s pretty sexy.
Therefore, I wear hats… like all the time. Between working out and driving around with the top down on my Jeep, basically if I’m not in the office I’m probably wearing a hat. I have a crap ton of hats, but there are differences between workout hats and casual hats (guys I think you know what I mean).
I wear hats for a couple reasons when I work out. First, it keeps my hair under control so I don’t cause a car accident when people see me running. Second, when we workout (especially when we run) I sweat, like a lot, and the hat retains a lot of the sweat and keeps it out of my eyes. Third, this one sounds weird but for some reason it helps me… I use the bill of the hat like blinders when I’m working out so I can stay focused. If not I get distracted or I’ll start talking which means that I don’t get nearly as good of a workout as I could’ve. And lastly, as I mentioned in a previous post, the girly side in me kicks in and I really like matching my gym outfits together and I feel like I look pretty BA.
When we first started working out I was wearing some of my old rummy hats that I didn’t wear out casually anymore. The problem with these was that they were made out of super thick material that was not conducive for being out in the sun and heat. Don’t get me wrong they are great for soaking up sweat but with that meant that they were also becoming heavier. As we started going on longer and longer runs I was noticing that I was getting super hot but couldn’t figure out what was going on. I then realized the hats I’ve been wearing were keeping so much heat in on my forehead and head that it was causing me to feel overheated on long runs. So I switched up my hat and went with a super lite moisture wicking material and have been great ever since.
I still wear my nice thick hats when we workout inside the gym or if we are outside in the fall and these new thin running hats I wear in the spring and summer. So if you’re a hat enthusiast like myself, check out hat’s I’ve posted over to the left and let me know what you think.