Giveaway: Keep a cool head with Headsweats

Disclaimer: I am a Headsweats ambassador.  The views about this product or solely my own and not influenced by the company.

It’s your chance to win a Headsweats hat or visor.  The only hats/visors I wear are Headsweats.  I don’t know what it is about this brand but it feels light on my head and collects my sweat like no other.

Headed back to Texas in my #headsweats hat and drinking my @nuunhydration! Gotta love the @thelamarathon. The medal is so cute! #nuunlove #teamnuun #headsweats #running #marathonmaniacs

I can’t think of one run that I’ve done without a Headsweats hat or visor. That’s a lot of running, right? My closet is full of these hats and visors and I want to share this great product with you. Here’s your chance to win your own Headsweats hat or visor. IT’s easy to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog telling me your favorite thing to do outdoors. You can win extra entries by doing the extra stuff. The contest will end on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:59pm CST!

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Got some miles in before the baby woke up this morning. Now she's chatting me up over breakfast. I haven't really run in two weeks so I'm trying to get back out there. What's your #motivation for #fitness? #keepacoolhead #headsweatsfie #sweatpink #webeatf
I love my Headsweats trucker hats, but I have to be honest. My favorite Headsweats hat is this one I picked up in Denver from Runner’s Roost. It was my first hat and I was in love ever since.

Don’t forget to enter the contest by leaving a comment on the blog telling me what your favorite thing to do outdoors.

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Chicago Marathon Weekend

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