Sure you can run in your bra!

HI readers– remember when we all had the bandwidth to worry about things like what sorts of impressions we made if we ran or cycled or hiked in sports bras (instead of fully shirted)? Ah, those were the days.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, here’s a great summer 2015 post by Natalie about the aforementioned issue. And in case you’re really busy today, here’s the TL:DR version, in her own inimitable words:

Run in a bra, don’t wear a bra at all, you get to decide. Not only are you the boss of your own pants. YOU ARE THE BOSS OF YOUR BOOBIES.

Thanks, Natalie, and you’re welcome, readers!


Sam shared this article and knew I’d love to chime in about running in a bra.

Is It ok to run in a Sports Bra?

Well of course it is! Actually I live in Ontario and you can run topless if you want to here, perfectly legal. I wouldn’t, but not for modesty’s sake, my breasts are long, wide and floppy so topless anything isn’t terribly comfortable. it’s the flapping and slapping.

This came up recently at the Kincardine Women’s Triathlon where, in recent years, they’ve actively discouraged women from racing in their bras. the race rules state “Shirts or tanks must always be worn” (note the bold).

I thought that was really weird. The announcers framed it as a wanting to keep it a family friendly event. (As though families don’t have people in their bras.) What really blew my mind was at the pre-race briefing the night…

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