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The Not so Hidden Panera Menu and a Little Halo Help (GIVEAWAY)

The Not so Hidden Panera Menu and a Little Halo Help (GIVEAWAY)


I’m not sure what happened, but this morning I actually woke up wanting to get out the door and run. It was a complete turn around from yesterday morning.

I decided to take advantage of my positive attitude and get out the door. I didn’t want to take too much time getting ready so I  scarfed down a bagel thin with peanut free NuttZo and a little honey and instead of taking time to make coffee I sucked down one of these PocketFuel coffee shots.

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I did take a minute to snap this picture of my new Halo Race Visor though.

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It kind of looks like I’m about to drink out of that dirty bird bath doesn’t it? Funny stuff.

I didn’t run with any water, but took a route that I knew had a couple water stops along the way.

It got hot out there fast, but the run felt really great. My mind was wandering all over the darn place. That might have been my last run outside before Kauai. Crazy.

If I get this sweaty here, goodness knows what’s going to happen there.

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Maybe I should just run in a swim suit. Ha. I was all smiles and crazy hair at the end of the run this morning. It felt darn good.

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It wasn’t fast by any means, but it wasn’t sluggish like most of my runs lately.

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After the run, family rest mode was in full effect to start the weekend.

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After our time at the pool we decided to hit up Panera. I know the last time I talked Panera some of you told me about the secret menu. I wanted the inside scoop before we went today, so thank you to those of you who helped a mama out on Facebook. Ha.

After asking about the secret menu (which thanks to Corrine I found out can be seen here- Access to Panera’s Hidden Menu), I decided on the Thai Chicken Salad from the regular salad menu.

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I was VERY happy with my choice and I can’t believe I’ve never had this salad before. Where have I been?

Obviously I had to have a whole grain baguette with it. Dang I love them. I could have used like two more.

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The salad was magnificent.

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Everyone else was happy with their choices too. The boys love that they get a yogurt tube with their kid’s meal.

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Andrew went for the whole 1/2 and 1/2 thing with sandwich and soup.

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There may have been a little bribery involved to get a treat on the way out.

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There was also some bribery later on in the day to make a “quick stop” at Trader Joe’s for milk, lettuce and bananas. Four bags of groceries later this had to happen.

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Okay, so since it’s Friday and all and everyone is ready for the weekend I think that means we’re all ready for a GIVEAWAY.

Halo just changed up their light weight race visors by adding the logo to the the elastic band.


I’m totally digging the new design and felt pretty cool running it in this morning.


The race visors have the actual Halo Headband sewn in to keep the sweat off your face. I like that feature too.


They come in white and black.


The other sport visors come in other colors also, have adjustable velcro and are really comfortable as well.




there’s a Halo visor (sport or race) or a Halo hat with someone’s name all over it. That someone being one of YOU.

Woo hoo!

Oh wait, I want to pass along this code for FREE SHIPPING (US residents only) on any Halo Headband order from the website. The code is HALOSHIP11 and is good until November.




Winner will win one Halo visor or hat of choice. Open to US residents only. Open until Tuesday, August 26th 11:59 PST.

To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment here telling me what you’d choose. (If you prefer visors or hats.)

And/or any other Panera secrets I should know about. They have a hidden breakfast bowl that I really want to try now. Ha.


Feel free to tweet about the giveaway for an additional entry. Just make sure to come back and leave an additional comment letting me know that you tweeted.

“Win a @haloheadband hat or visor from @stuftmama . Don’t sweat without a #haloheadband . http://ow.ly/ADiRm

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  1. 1
    Megan says:

    I would love to win a visor for my mom!

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    Emily says:

    Ooo, I need a running visors! These look awesome!

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    Erika C says:

    You know I’m all over this! I LOVE Halo! Their visor is my favorite! I think I need another 😉

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    Katie says:

    I would LOVE a visor! I rarely find hats and visors that fit my small head and any elastic band ones have worked much much better! Id love to give Halo a try. And that secret Panera menu… 😉

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    Anastasia says:

    I am more of a visor kind of gal so I would love to win one.

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    Nicole Dunlap says:

    I would love a visor for myself! ❤️

  7. 7

    I would love to try the visor out!

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    Jessica B. says:

    I love visors, I would get one in black.

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    JudyJudyJudy says:

    Only U.S. residents eh. Pity. Lots of luck to everyone – they are great visors and I love my Halo sweatband!

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    Kaitlin G says:

    I’ve only run in hats, so I’d love to try a visor!

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    Laura W. says:

    I’d love to win the race visor! I’m all about keeping the sweat from dripping into my eyes 🙂

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    Jennifer S says:

    I always run in a visor, a full hat makes my head hot!

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    Angie says:

    I have been wanting a visor from halo. Would love the white one!

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    Laura says:

    I always run with a hat but my head does get hot . And that salad is my fave! I didn’t know they had a secret menu. I saw Starbucks has one too.

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    Victoria T. says:

    A visor, definitely!

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    Victoria T. says:

    @shovelmaker tweeted,too! Fingers crossed 🙂

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    Anne M. says:

    I love hats and visors! Would love to try out this brand.

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    I would love to wear the visor for my 1st marathon in October. Running for team in training at the Chicago Marathon.

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    Jen says:

    It’s getting so hot here! I could definitely use a nice visor!!

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    Anne says:

    visor or hat, either one would be sweet!

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    Brandi says:

    I would love the white Halo visor to block out some hard core Florida sun (and random rains).

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    Michelle K says:

    I would love to try one of their visors!

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    Alexandra says:

    I’d love a black visor! Thanks Kristen!

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    VIKKI MORGAN says:

    I’m a visor kinda Gal. I think Panera’s Strawberry Poppy Seed salad is to die for.and I love,love their french onion soup.

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    MichelleB says:

    I love the visor! I could put it to good use for thd Kauai half marathon!

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    MichelleB says:

    Tweeted about the Halo giveaway too! 😀 @lilahh

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    I would love the hat! Would run and paddleboard in it!

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    Neen says:

    I like visors. They are a lot cooler.

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    carri arrieta says:

    Would love a visor….had a halo headband, but it left with my son to college

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    Monica Henderson says:

    Love the new style visor! So fun to read about the products you try and the runs participate in.

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    Maggie says:

    I would LOVE a black Halo visor. I wear visors all the time & need a new one!!!

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    Brooke O. says:

    I love the visors. The black visor is my favorite!

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    Sarah Macintyre says:

    Would love a new visor!

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    Christy D. says:

    Starting to really love visors, but have been eying a new hat!

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    Laura P says:

    I haven’t tried a visor yet (I’m usually a hat girl), but I’d love to try one!

    Ps–I’m glad you tried the Thai chicken salad, that’s my go-to at Panera!

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    Christy says:

    Definitely the new black visor!!

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    Corrina says:

    I love the black visor!!!

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    Deb E says:

    I have a few non-Halo visors but with my hair thinning, I like the protection of a Halo hat. I do love those black visors though.

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    Oh I would love the visor! Never tried Halo so I hope I win! So glad you enjoyed Panera although you need to try the Hummus Bowl! It’s so good. I did a few posts on the secret menus at various restaurants last year. Chipotle, Starbucks etc. It’s all marketing for them since it adds some excitement although if people don’t know about it, how can they order it was always my opinion lol.

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    Kathy says:

    SPORT Visor is super cute!!! I love Panera but have only eaten there a few times….I didn’t know about there “secret menu” thank you for enlightening me. 😉

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    Laura says:

    I would definitely get one of the new visors! (black) Love it!!

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    Netta Vogt says:

    I am a visor gal!! Love those!

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    Sheena says:

    Visor for sure. I usually wear my hair in a high bun/ponytail when I run so hats don’t usually work so well.

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    I love that the race visor has elastic! My hair always gets caught in the adjustable velcro on my hats/visors!

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    Amy says:

    I always run with a hat, but I’ve never tried a visor, so I would be open to either one!

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    Jaime says:

    Definitely visors! I get so hot running in a hat. It’s not that much extra material, but man, I somehow manage to sweat even more with a hat on.

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    Amy W. says:

    I’d like the black visor.

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    Tess says:

    LOVE HALO!!!! i only have their headbands and would love to get my head into a visor for sure!!!!!

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    Tess says:

    P. S. The only thing I know about Panera is that they have Baker’s Dozen bagels on Tuesday half price 😉

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    Mindy says:

    The visors keep me much cooler. Have never tried Halo products! Would love to win a visor!!!! Thanks

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    Linda says:

    I’d love the white running visor. Great giveaway.

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    Whitney w says:


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    Sammi says:

    I love running with hats!

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    Allyssa says:

    I love the hats 🙂

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    Randyll says:

    I usually like hats but would love to try a visor.

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    Kate says:

    I usually WEAR hats but I’d like to try a visor — hats feel like they’re eating my head!

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    Tanya says:

    I would love a visor! I have one from another company but I like to try others for comparison!

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    I would love to win a visor! Looks too cute on you!!!

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    Nicole says:

    Love the visor! Love the new look.

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    Adrienne says:

    Running Visor for sure!
    That salad is my favorite! I get it with field greens though and extra of the edmame mix stuff. So good does not even need dressing.

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    Michelle says:

    I wear visors for hot runs–I feel like it’s better to let the heat escape from my head–although, last time I did a hot race, I wore a hat and put ice inside it at each aid station to cool me down. You are going to have such a great time in Kauai!

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    Danielle says:

    Would love to try a Halo visor!

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    Sally says:

    I’d love to try a visor!!

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    Karen says:

    Ha definitely!

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    Denise says:

    I would LOVE a visor that fits well & keeps hair & sweat out of my eyes !!
    And now I am TOTALLY craving Panera 🙂

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    Ashley B. says:

    At our high elevation, a HALO hat would be wonderful–my current daily running hat is about ten years old (ick)!

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    Kara says:

    I would love to try the Halo hat. I have crazy hair at the moment and would love something to hold it in place!

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    kristen says:

    I actually prefer to run in hats!

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    HEY – How was the Pocketfuel shot – remember when I posted about it & have not found it near me – did it work & taste decent???

    I LOVE the Panera bread & always ask for the end piece!!! 🙂

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      STUFT Mama says:

      I like the coffee shot. IT gave me a bit of a caffeine kick which was exactly what I needed. Good option for a quick pick me up with very little calories. Wait, you like the end pieces of bread? Funny. I like the middle. We’d make a good team. 🙂

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    Jonathan H says:

    I would love a visor! I’m always looking for new gear to add on to my current arsenal! Tweeted the giveaway as well 🙂
    – Jonathan Horbund “a 14 year old on a journey to spartan.”

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    Hayley says:

    I like hats better!

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    Amber says:

    I already have 1 Halo visor, but I could always use another. Black goes with more outfits than pink 🙂

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    Kelsey says:

    I have a running hat, but I’ve always wanted to try a visor!

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    Allyssa says:

    I would choose the visor! In white! I can really only run in visors. Hats make me too hot.

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    Angela says:

    I am all about that visor! Love it!!

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    Irina says:

    I really need a visor because I tend to overheat with hats!

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    RC Liley says:

    All about the visors here, my head is too big for hats!

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    Wendy D says:

    I would love to try the white visor. I get too hot wearing hats!

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    Leslie says:

    Definitely would choose a visor.

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    Nicole says:

    Black elastic visor!

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    Amy S says:

    I’ve tweeted about the give-away. 🙂

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    Amy S says:

    I’m usually a running hat kinda gal, but this summer I’ve really been digging the visors. The ones with the stretchy bands are great – would love the black one.

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    natasha says:

    I usually go the hat route but lately I’ve been eyeing visors…so I’d probably give one a try!

    happy weekend-ing (:

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    michelle C says:

    I usually run with a hat but the visor looks nice. The black one looks pretty snazzy!

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    Rachel says:

    I would choose the visor. ?.I really need a new one!

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    Stacey Niedzwiecki says:

    I usually wear a hat but I’m loving that visor! And the built-in sweat band is awesome.

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    kari says:

    I would love to win a visor!

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    Christina says:

    Visor please 🙂

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    Kristy says:

    I would love to try a visor.

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    I’ve never run with a visor so that would be fun!

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    Jen W. says:

    I’m a visor girl all the way. Love the black Halo visor. And would you believe I’ve never eaten at Panera before. What am I missing besides that scrumptious salad you had?

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    Julia says:

    I’d chose the sport in black to match the new run outfit I got today.

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    Jill says:

    I would pick a Halo Hat. Thank you

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    Darlena says:

    I prefer visors for running. Hats make me too hot.

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    Sandy says:

    I prefer visors and I kind of need a new one right about now!

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    Jennifer Shaw says:

    I would love to try the race visor. I have the sport visor and I love, love, love it!!

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    Julie Perry says:

    I’d love a sport visor! And I’ve heard the chicken hummus bowl from the hidden menu is goooood! Have yet to try it though.

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    I would love a white visor! And I am dying to try that hummus bowl!

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    Kayleigh says:

    I would love a hat! Can never have too many and I’m yet to try halo! 🙂 I’m also yet to try the hidden menu at panera since I’ve always been too afraid to try to order and then have them look at me like I’m crazy! Ha ha

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    Laurel C says:

    I’d love one of the hats!!

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    Kristen says:

    I would love to win a visor! I have a small head so hats can be tricky. Visors though, they work.

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    Jenny says:

    I would love a Black Race visor!

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    I’d love the new visor in white!! It’s so humid down here and I sweat so much that would be perfect!

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    Madeline says:

    I would LOVE to try the visor in black. I keep trying to wear hats and always end up super hot! Hoping this visor might be the answer! Thanks for sharing!

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    Shannon says:

    I would love a visor!

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    Nicole says:

    I would love a white visor!

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    Morgan says:

    Hat! We are just hitting our Alaskan fall weather so morning runs are about 40 and damp- hat would be awesome 🙂 no one within 3 hours drive of us carries Halo so I would totally rock it!!!

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    Erin says:

    I always wear the same hat to run in. I would love to switch it up and try out a visor!!

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    Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Would love the hat!

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    TessA says:

    I prefer hats, but wear visors too

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    amanda says:

    I wear hats now, but have been thinking I should give visors a try

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    Kris says:

    I’m a hat girl for sure, would love to have a Halo!

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    Autumn says:

    Visor in black!

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    Marcia says:

    Oh, that’s a tough one! I would have to pick the visor in black I think. I’d have to have my ponytail go somewhere and a hat is hard sometimes.

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    Jessica says:

    I would love the visor in black!!

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    I always run with a hat or a headband I purchased from an expo( but obviously it doesn’t block the sun). I would love to win a visor- I don’t have one!

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    Kathee says:

    I really like the visor. That way I can have a bun on top of my head and yet the visor keeps the sun and rain off my face. I wear glasses, so if it’s raining I have to have something.

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    melissa c. says:

    I would love a visor or a hat…both are cute! I don’t have a visor…so I should probably try it!

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    Jenny says:

    I have been wanting a new black visor!!!

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    Cindy says:

    Black. Visor. Race. 🙂

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    Rose says:

    I usually wear hats but I would love to try the visor 🙂

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    Tara says:

    HAT HAT HAT HAT! I much prefer to run in Hats here in Florida with crazy level of humidity – Also, not sure if its much of a secret, but you can always swap the Panera bread for an apple! 🙂

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    Stacie M. says:

    Woud love the black racing visor!

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    Julie says:

    have been wanting a good visor…this would be ideal!!

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    Laura says:

    Ohhh, I would love a hat, we’re getting into the cool, rainy season and I need a new hat 🙂

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    Melissa says:

    I’d pick the black race visor. Very cool!

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    Black and definitely a visor 🙂

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    Tracy says:

    Visor for me 🙂

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    Jessica says:

    I would love a visor!

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    Tracy says:

    A hat

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    Susie says:

    It’d be fun to win on my birthday (8/26) 😉 🙂

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    liz says:

    Definitely a visor since my ponytail gets in the way when I wear hats.

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    Erin Anderson says:

    I’d love the sports visor!!!!

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    Heather says:

    I don’t own a visor so that would be super neat, but yet I do love wearing the hats . Tricky question!

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    Latanya says:

    I prefer the hat

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    Amber R. says:

    I would love a Black race visor! I love my halo headband but wearing a hat with it isn’t very comfortable! Please!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Sarah says:

    I would choose the visor. Such a hard decision because they both seem great!

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    kendyl says:

    I’m going to go for the visor. For my running needs, teaching PE outside needs… I dig the new style!
    God bless! xox

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    Danielle says:

    Totally love the visor!

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    liz l says:

    I would love a visor

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    Melissa Cummings says:

    I am totally a visor girl beyond a hat girl – keeps me a little cooler, I think? And those visors look super cool!

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    Holly B says:

    I love a good running visor! My head always feels so much cooler than when I’m wearing a hat.

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    Kourtney says:

    I LOVE elastic headband visors! I have been running in Headsweats for several years now, but this HALO race visor looks quite awesome, I must say. I’d love to try it. If I don’t win, thanks for the free shipping 🙂

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    Lauren B says:

    I’d definitely go for the visor! It looks like it’d really help to keep the sweat out of my eyes and prevent the post-race squinty eyes 😉

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    Bobbie says:

    I always run in hats honestly but that’s because I haven’t found a visor that fits me well. I want to give this one a try. It looks awesome!
    So I guess right now I prefer hats but this visor could win me over to the other side!

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    Julie Sharp says:

    The black visor looks awesome! Love the logo design on the sides! Very cute!

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    Elisia says:

    Visor for me!

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    Elisia says:

    I tweeted too!

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    Lisa Kalstrom says:

    I would adore a new visor…no more sweaty eyes 🙂

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    Cheryl Roach says:

    Love the visors! But, I would rather wear a hat.

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    Jennifer says:

    I would love to win a visor. They’re the BEST for running in the summer!

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    Marissa says:

    I would definitely choose the visor, I have to let my head cool off!

    Just a side note the panera secret menu breakfast is AWESOME, I had it last week 😉

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    Lizzie says:

    I have a Halo hat and would LOVE to try the new visor! First marathon is coming up in October!

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