Sports Bras, AGAIN

Sports bras. We’ve blogged about them a few times already. Way back in the early days, still among our most popular posts (because “nipple,” don’t you know), Sam posted “Padded sports bras and nipple phobia.” She hates padding in general, and hates the reason for it (nipple phobia) even more. Then I jumped into it,… Continue reading Sports Bras, AGAIN

fashion · running

What’s wrong with sports bras? One more time. ..

1. They are padded and some of us don’t like that. (Well, me at least.) See Padded sports bras and nipple phobia. So let me be very specific here, what I loathe isn’t the existence of padded sports bras, it’s their ubiquity. It’s their domination of the sports bra market. Try finding a non padded… Continue reading What’s wrong with sports bras? One more time. ..

body image · clothing · fashion · gender policing

Padded sports bras and nipple phobia

I know this is a controversial issue among women who run because the minute I whine about the problem of padded sports bras, friends leap to their defense. So I see that other people love them. I, however, do not. I get that tastes can vary. I don’t like padded anything really. (Bike shorts might… Continue reading Padded sports bras and nipple phobia

bras · Sat with Nat

My latest sports bra

I was so sad in September when my 5 year old high impact bra suffered a catastrophic failure during a soccer match. I loved that bra. It contained and supported my bust in this lovely engineered unpadded bra. It was so lovely I save it only for running and soccer. Goodbye Old Faithful. Cycling I… Continue reading My latest sports bra

bras · clothing · fashion · fitness

Success on the bra front: Oiselle bras reviewed

Since Tracy and I have both blogged about sports bras challenges, I thought I’d say a few kind words about two bras I actually like. They won’t be everyone’s first choice, sizing is somewhat limited and they aren’t cheap, but they work for me. I’m a size 14, B cup, who wants support without padding… Continue reading Success on the bra front: Oiselle bras reviewed

clothing · running

The Sports Bra Dilemma

Lately I’ve been looking for something very specific in a sports bra: something that fits comfortably without chafing, provides adequate support, and dries quickly.  I have been fortunate in the first two categories, probably because I’m not all that busty anyway.  I find the under armor sports bras I’ve been wearing are just about right… Continue reading The Sports Bra Dilemma

athletes · injury · martial arts

Pennington vs Nunes vs Protecting Athletes (Guest Post)

At UFC 224 on Saturday, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defended her title yet again, this time against Raquel Pennington, whose biggest claim to fame was probably a decisive victory over her former Ultimate Fighter coach Miesha Tate in 2016. Pennington was clearly the underdog going into Saturday’s fight, and, while she remained in the game… Continue reading Pennington vs Nunes vs Protecting Athletes (Guest Post)


Famous Blue Gymsuit (Guest Post)

I didn’t like phys ed in high school when I went in the early 70’s. I didn’t like it for many reasons. 


Our Top Ten Posts in 2017

Precision Nutrition’s Lean Eating Program: A Year in Review Finding clothes to fit athletic women’s bodies CrossFit and women’s bodies: It’s complicated She May Look Healthy But…Why Fitness Models Aren’t Models of Health Crotch shots, upskirts, sports reporting, and the objectification of female athletes’ bodies Padded sports bras and nipple phobia “You’ve Lost Weight! You Look Great!”… Continue reading Our Top Ten Posts in 2017


100 days of counting steps: Are we there yet? #VirginPulse #GlobalChallenge! #GettheWorldMoving #WesternU

It’s Day 97! And like Tracy (see her blog post on wanting this to end any time now) I’m ready for the workplace team building step counting exercise to be over. It ends on my birthday. Yippee! Happy birthday to me! Mostly I’m frustrated because my FitBit is broken (see Should Sam buy a new… Continue reading 100 days of counting steps: Are we there yet? #VirginPulse #GlobalChallenge! #GettheWorldMoving #WesternU