Running with a hat

How’s it sit? Pretty cunning don’t ya think?

I’ve never been much for running in head-ware. Hats I’ve worn have quickly gotten itchy and uncomfortable. I don’t like wearing glasses either, they tend to slip off once I get sweaty.

Until recently the only time I’ve been hold of a hat was the first time I took part in the Wellington Marathon. It was the middle of winter, there was a howling southerly and constant freezing drizzle. I wore a polypropylene beanie and it probably kept me from hypothermia over the 21kms out and back from the stadium.

In September I entered the Rotorua Half Marathon and received a running cap in my swag. I didn’t wear it during the run but I did decide to pack it with my running gear for this holiday, and I put it on for the first jog out to the Motueka waterfront in the last week of 2020.

Reader, you may have guessed that I am converted to hat running. This little cap is light. It breathes. On a cool day, and there have been a couple in the five runs in this hat, the hat provides just a little bit of warmth. The visor keeps the sun out of my eyes. I wish I’d worn this hat in Rotorua.

What is the point of this post other than to show off a photo of myself sweaty and wearing a hat?

I guess it’s a reminder to me to keep an open mind and try out alternatives to the regular way of doing things. What’s the worst that could happen?