8 Miles and Sports Bras
Happy Friday!!! 😀
Well, guys…I did it! I ran 8 miles today! This is a PDR for me. I took the run nice and slow, although I was able to run faster than I thought would be able to (go me!), and it felt pretty good until the last two miles. Those babies were tough. I could tell that my breathing was getting a bit faster, my knees were kind of hurting, and right at the end I started to get a horrible side stitch. BUT- I made it :).
I’m so freaking proud of myself! I also have felt like an old person all day…my body feels kind of weak and fragile, so rest is definitely happening tonight. And I’ve been as hungry as a horse. My lunch didn’t even fill me up for 20 minutes haha. Oh well, none of that matters because I did something I never thought I would be able to do! I’m just glad I don’t plan to run a half marathon…I think about 8 miles is the farthest I ever want to go and that is perfectly fine with me.
Anyway, this afternoon I went to the mall and bought a couple of much needed sports bras with a Victoria’s Secret gift card that I have. At this mall we have a VSX Sport store which carries all of Victoria’s Secret’s line of sporting wear.
I LOVE these bras! I can’t wait to workout in them. They are made of a sweat-wicking material and have cups and an underwire to keep the girls supported and to prevent a uni-boob look. These were very comfortable when I tried them on and are the VS Angel Sports Bra.
As I said, I desperately needed some new sports bras. I still have a couple that I wore in high school…yea, they’re that old haha. Also, over the past few years I have started to prefer ones that have a lot more support. I realize that I am not big-chested by any means, but I also don’t like it when the ladies bounce around every which way. That is just not the most comfortable thing in the world, and I also get somewhat self conscious.
I think a good sports bra is a necessary investment. I have found that when I wear cheaper ones with less support, I flop all over the place, and it kind of hurts afterward. That’s no fun. If I’m going to spend money on sportswear, I’d rather splurge on sports bras than tops. A lot of the workout tops with built-in bras are not supportive enough for me, so I tend to just wear my old t-shirts haha. I also like to have good shorts because I hate it when they are a material that shows and doesn’t wick away sweat (hello Soffe shorts…anyone remember those?) or when they ride up my thighs/butt. That’s why I really enjoy the Nike tempo running shorts…they fit me perfectly and I never need to adjust them when I’m exercising.
Now, you tell me…
Have you ever accomplished something with fitness that you didn’t think you’d be able to do? What was it?
Do you think it’s important to have a good sports bra? Why?