Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Girl trouble. Or rather: Trouble with the "girls"

Here’s a story for the ladies. I’m serious. Ladies only please. Guys, stop reading. Now.
Today while changing into a sports bra for my “run”, I noticed that I have 3 broken blood vessels on my left breast and one on my right breast. I’m assuming this is due to lack of support from my bras while running.
I’m well endowed in the breast department. Okay, let’s be honest, I’m well endowed in every department, but this here story is about the girls. My sports bras are from Target and I only have two really good ones. The others aren’t that great, but I’ve been wearing them lately while running. Stupid, I know. I won’t get graphic here, I’ll let you make your own visuals for this gem, but I will say that there’s a lot more bounce in my step while running. If you know what I mean.
I know the best sports bras are ones that allow the least amount of movement of the twins, but I also don’t want something that will cut off my air supply. I’d like something that will give me different results from what happened to me tonight, yet still be supportive.
I noticed the popped blood vessels as I was putting on one of my less effective sports bras. I then scoured my bra drawer for a better one. I found one from about 4 years ago that I had used when I was doing a boot camp class where they made us do jump rope drills. I wasn’t willing to get black eyes because of a stupid jump rope, so I went out and bought an “amazing sports bra for larger women”. It actually worked quite well, although I only used it a few times. As soon as I saw it in my drawer today, I thought “A-ha, I’ve got you now, suckers! You aren’t going anywhere now”. Well then.
I started my intervals, and instantly had trouble breathing. I could not get a full breath at all. I tried my trick of lifting my bra to get the girls up a little but since they were already squashed against me, that didn’t work too well. This “amazing sports bra for larger women” was equipped with a clasp, unlike other sports bras I have, so I unclasped it. It’s a crossover, so it was still on me pretty snug, and I ran with it half off me. With my slight wardrobe malfunction, I still had enough support to continue running, but it made this bra more like my other sports bras.
So here’s the impending question. What is the best sports bra you own? And why do you like it so much? Or rather, why should I get that specific one?
And all you men who didn’t follow my advice and stop reading at the beginning of this adventure - You can never unread this.


  1. Hahaha! I know more about those pups than I care to admit and I challenge all the disobedient boys to envision EVERYTHING. :)

  2. I've used the Enell, which is really, really tight around the ribcage, and the Moving Comfort Maia. I prefer the Maia and I think I actually bounce less. Expensive, but an absolute necessity, IMHO.

  3. Here's the link to a post I did about sports bras last summer: http://www.myjourneytofit.com/2010/08/lets-talk-about-sports-bras.html

  4. I think "tight around the rib cage" was the problem I had tonight, so I'll probably stay away from the Enell. But, I have heard good things about Moving Comfort. I just need to find a store near me that carries my size so I can try it on & jump around.

    Thanks for the link!

  5. omg! i am not overly endowed but i do believe the girls must be protected! i have a great sports bra by bestform - so what if it gives me a uniboob. i have others but i don't feel as protected. my daughter whose bust size is the same as her height got a great sports bra - i will get the link from her and pass it along! she has a triple 'd' cup!

  6. This is my bra of choice, the Lunaire Coolmax. http://www.amazon.com/Lunaire-Maximum-Control-COOLMAX-Underwire/dp/B000J9XJ3W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1305174189&sr=8-1
    It keeps those girls in control and doesn't cut off your oxygen. I'm a comfort freak and a whiner and I STILL love this bra. Being "gifted" isn't ideal for running, but this bra definately helps.


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