Thought for the day #2: Trust me on the sports bra!

Town lake is an amazing place to run at the weekends, there are often more people out running, than most cities can muster to participate in a 5k. You can’t really “see the wood for the trees” though, people flash by in all directions.

It’s not the same on weekday mornings though. Sure, there are still a lot of folks out, but the numbers are down and so you actually notice individuals. This post is for the late-20’s girl, blonde, red t-shirt, black shorts, with her hair held back with a white band, running on the trail this morning.

Running without a decent sports bra doesn’t do you any favors. Yes, it’s distracting, no they won’t get any bigger in any meaningful way, the skins just stretches. When you get older you’ll regret that. If you had a sports bra on this morning, you need a new one, it’s lost it’s support.

Me, I always run in spandex/lycra shorts, same reason, well thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it. As Baz Luhrman might have sung, “but trust me on the sports bra”.

4 Comments so far

  1. cyndisision on April 24th, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    Wow, I wish I were that woman so I could have some dude call me out in public on my underwear. Seriously, how is this of local concern?


  2. triman on April 24th, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    I guess it depends how you define local concern… its just an observation on something seen locally. The actual woman wasn’t dressed as described that was just a composite, this subject is actually important and way too many women don’t take it seriously, I just picked this way to call it out. Maybe I misjudged… but trust me on the sports bra…


  3. isabellas on April 27th, 2009 @ 1:53 am

    triman – What is the matter with you? How creepy and inappropriate to post on this.


  4. triman on April 27th, 2009 @ 9:36 am

    Sorry you feel it’s creepy and inappropriate, I guess thats becuase a). I’m a guy and b). you either don’t see it as a problem or c). It’s not a topic for the Austin metro blog.

    I was the President of a big UK Triathlon club for a number of years and I particpated in a number of training sessions where this question actually comes up and women are not sure of the issues. I wasn’t just making cheap fun. It’s common for women to spend a huge amount of money on running shoes, but how many consider spending even half that on a good sports bra at least yearly?

    And it is a problem, I’d have never even remotely considered stopping or saying this to a number of the women I saw while running on the trail the day I wrote this, I was just hoping to raise the issue. A padded up-lift bra is no substitute and this doesn’t just effect women with a larger bust. Once again. I didn’t mean to offend.



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