It was a very hot, sunny day in Miami when I decided to clean the pool. I stepped outside to check the mail and the box with my hat was sitting on the step, several days before I thought it would arrive and I thought, this is perfect, I can wear it while I clean the pool. 3 o'clock in the afternoon, not a cloud in the sky, yikes I must be crazy. But I put on long pants for sun protection, put sunscreen on my arms, and put the Sun Runner Cap on my head. It kept my head cool, cooler than the straw hat I would have worn and kept the sun off my neck and ears. I was in the backyard where it was private and no one could see me, I wondered how I would feel wearing it in a more public environment. Then next day I decided to wear it when I went running around the local golf course near my home. Again, not a cloud in the sky, but it was much earlier in the day, and little after 8 AM in the morning but already heating up. At first I felt self conscious but I kept my head down and ran. After about 30 minutes or so I no longer felt self conscious, but smug and superior. All the duffers on the course wearing their bucket hats, getting sunburned on their necks, dumb, they should be wearing the sun runner cap. It wouldn't impede their swing and it would protect them. With my other cap, a regular, white baseball cap with a button on top, I would have to take it off every five or 6 minutes to wipe sweat off my head. With the sun runner, I took it off once at 25 minutes, then again when I finished running at 42 minutes. I performed exactly as I hoped and better than I expected. I won't run without it, or work in the yard without it.
Stan "you don't give yourself a nickname