Guess who has set their alarm every single morning this week for 5:30, anticipating a run?
Guess who did NOT wake up any of those times to run?
Yep. I pulled a Little Run That Could NOT. I squeezed in two evening runs this week, but none in the AM.
But this morning I did it. I forced myself up and out of bed, into my running clothes, and out the door to run.
(that is my little kitty cat Dexter’s tail behind me)
And I felt soo good afterwards. It feels awesome to accomplish something before 7am. I have a new running playlist that I have been jamming out to, so I’ll make sure to post that on my playlists page later!
After my shower I felt like something cool for breakfast, so I made myself a little smoothie.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- xanthan gum (to thicken)
It was de-friggin-licious, and it hit the spot!
Sports Bra Talk
Now there is something I want to talk about. Sports bras. Boys, if you are reading, I suggest you go check out this website and read about how to be a proper man or something, because this probably won’t interest you.
I am just going to make a general statement here and say…I have ginormous nungas. It is a fact.
No one cares Heidi.
Having big nungas means I can’t wear cute little bandeau tops like this:
Oh okay Heidi, I know how well that worked out for you…
Strapless is not my friend, which is why I was so grateful to my friend Beth for choosing a dress with straps for her bridesmaid dresses!
Zero wardrobe malfunctions. I was a big fan.
I have accepted that I am not a member of the IBTC and there’s nothing I can do about it. I have embraced my chesties. But this means I can not just throw on any ol’ sports bra and go for a run.
This is something that takes thought and preparation. I can’t just run whenever I feel like it. I can’t be out for a walk, and then just break into a run without the proper gear. I need the girls on lock-down. I don’t like them to run free and wild in the wind.
I have noticed that several people have been searching “big sports bra” and “running with a large chest” and “bouncy while running” on Happy or Hungry (seriously) so I thought maybe this would be a good topic for me to address for all you ladies who are also blessed (cursed?) in the chest department.
I have a feeling that my lack of owning a decent sports bra in high school contributed to me hating running so much back then, because when I finally got a GOOD one, I noticed a HUGE improvement. I was so much more confident.
I used to double up, and wear a regular bra and THEN a sports bra over that to keep the nungulars in check. Now I’m okay with just a regular sports bra, but it has to be a good one!
So here are my faves:
The two Moving Comfort sports bras I have owned have been the best bras I’ve ever found for running.
This was the first decent sports bra I owned, and it actually got stolen!
I was sad… I went out and bought this one though (in black), and I like it just as much!
Both made me feel safe and secure, but not too strapped in. It’s comfortable, yet super supportive for my gals. AND my lovely lady lumps are not punching me in the face as I run. Very important.
Lululemon is super expensive, but the prices of their sports bras I find are comparable to ones that are higher quality elsewhere (Moving Comfort, for example).
My fave bra of theirs is the Ta Ta Tamer.
Just like its name suggests, it seriously tames those ta ta’s. And this is the best sports bra I have found for giving you zero uniboob. Always a good thing, in my opinion.
For strength training and stuff, I do wear other cheap sports bras, but they are bad news for running. I feel like I am just adjusting the entire time, and it’s annoying.
True that Heidi, true that.
What about you guys? Do you have a fave sports bra?