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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 · fitness

Calling all engineers: would you please make functional bras for all breast sizes?

Last week, the New York Times ran an article on how breast size affects how women exercise. Yes, a new study came out on this subject, and here’s what they found: Breast size should be acknowledged as a potential barrier to women participating in physical activity. Strategies to assist women with large and hypertrophic breasts… Continue reading Calling all engineers: would you please make functional bras for all breast sizes?

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

cycling · fitness classes · traveling

Sam worships at the church of spin and empowerment in Halifax, #SpinCo

The back story: I travel a lot for work and I struggle to combine work travel and fitness activities. I blog about it a lot. It’s a challenge. See here and here and here and here. But it’s also a challenge that’s changed a lot over the years. Certainly it’s changed since we started the… Continue reading Sam worships at the church of spin and empowerment in Halifax, #SpinCo

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Top Tens of 2018: Part 1

Top Ten of 2018 : Our most viewed posts of the year  It’s not that different than the Top Ten Posts of 2017 which is why I decided to do a separate post, Part 2: Top 10 posts of 2018 from 2018. Crotch shots, upskirts, sports reporting, and the objectification of female athletes’ bodies CrossFit… Continue reading Top Tens of 2018: Part 1

body image · bras · clothing · Fear · femalestrength · feminism · gender policing · men · objectification · running

Again?! Women at Rowan University are Serena’d

This article in Odyssey about how women runners at Rowan University were forbidden from running in only their sports bras seems like it should be a spoof in The Onion. It’s real. The university’s response was half-hearted, though ultimately the no-sports-bras-in-practice policy will be rescinded. How much longer will we be having these conversations? After… Continue reading Again?! Women at Rowan University are Serena’d