Wednesday, June 27, 2012
So I bought my running shoes a few weeks ago, and they're awesome. I'm so happy I sprung for them and went to a real running store, despite my fear about not fitting in there and looking like a fraud. Ridiculous, I know, but I still felt that way going in. (I found out one foot is normal and the other mildly overpronates. Who knew. I guess that explains the extra wear on the soles of my left shoes and the weird ridge of callous on my left heel that's developed since I started walking/running regularly.)
Next thing to buy? A good, sturdy sports bra. One that's not a cotton contraption of evil! Oh, and I kinda want a interval watch -- like a gymboss. . . neat! -- because holding my stopwatch while running makes me feel like a nerd. . . and a hydration belt because I get sooooooooooooooo thirsty and I want to look like a superhero, but I'll probably wait on that until I'm running an hour or more at a time. . . and sports sunglasses that won't bounce off my face while running, and, you know, non-cotton socks so I don't wind up with athlete's foot or blisters or something, annnnnnd. . . Aren't there some undies that'll wick sweat away from the southern region? Running around in sweaty underwear feels gross. Why does nobody talk about that? It can't be just me. Yeah, anyway. . . Who knew there could be so much stuff to buy? This coming from somebody that doesn't really enjoy shopping. . .
This week I made my 1,000+ fitness minutes goal for the month for the fourth month in a row. I think i deserve a good, sturdy, non-cotton sports bra. Since I started exercising (and running, especially!), I've been doubling up with one of my regular, armor-like bras plus an el-cheapo cotton sports bra and it's done a decent job keeping the girls in place, no attempts at a prison break, but. . . UGH. It's uncomfortable, it's sticky and unpleasant after I begin to sweat (which happens with any good workout, of course), and. . . It's uncomfortable! They should put warning labels on racerback bras: Do NOT use if you're well endowed up top! (Although I seriously don't know how anyone with more than a b-cup could wear that and not jiggle. I tried wearing just the cotton sports bra and skipping my regular bra and let's just say that wasn't an option.) Basically, the weight of the girls goes straight to my trapezius muscles. . . like those aren't sore and stiff all the time already. The plus side of all this exercise and subsequent weight loss is that things have, uh, shrunk a little in that department, but still. There's more than enough left. . . so, yeah, I really should invest in a good sports bra made of the right materials. I guess I'll have to do some research, but if anyone has suggestions for specific bras, I'd LOVE to hear them. I'd especially love to hear about any that I could possibly pick up in the store because I really don't want to purchase one online if I don't have to. (You never really know how they'll fit and I hate returning things I've bought online. It's such a hassle.) So, yeah, I'm off to research a good sports bra, but suggestions are more than welcome!