The occasionally good weather means there’s a dramatic influx of people out running and I’ve noticed one something deeply troubling so far: some of the women who are out running… Well… Ouch.
I don’t mean this to be creepy/pervy, but some of these women their boobs are moving so much I just can’t imagine how they’re able to run like that. I saw one woman out in a low cut, spaghetti strap tank top last week and I swear to God, I thought her boobs were going to smack her in the face that’s how much they were moving around.
Sports bras are 100% uncomfortable. I have a container filled with sports bras and I don’t think I’ve found one yet that hasn’t made me bleed at least once. Some are great, til you get to the really long runs in the humid summer and then all bets are off–get ready to scream in the shower. It’s entirely possible I’ll have permanent scarring where my bra band falls…
I don’t have a single one that can even be considered in territory adjacent to “flattering”: everything is smashed down and together… It’s not pleasant. But like I tell myself when the nice color of a sneaker doesn’t come in a wide: it’s about function, not style.
There’s the fun when you go shopping and see ones labeled for “high impact” but they only have that rating up to like a C cup so you “double bag” ’em and wear two bras to hold everything nice and secure (did that at marathon weekend).
My current favorite is actually from Moving Comfort: the Fiona. The band chafes the skin right off, but it keeps everything in place and hooks in the back! With adjustable straps! It’s not bad, and quite frankly that’s about as enthusiastic as I’m ever going to get about a bra.
So survey time: anyone run in anything that they find slightly uncomfortable?