Friday, April 17, 2009

Why is everyone training?!

I laughed so hard I cried when I read the "What White People Like" post about Marathons. Everyone I know is currently training for a half marathon. Seriously, like 67.3% of everyone I know. I recently got on Facebook and have reconnected with dozens of old friends. Basically they tell me about their kids or job, what they know about mutual friends....and that they are training for a half-marathon. Even Shane! When his doctor told him to lay off running for a month to give his knee a rest, I thought I saw a glimmer of a tear. Now he is back on the wagon and doing Internet searches about $300 running watches and the best running shoes. We have Powerade in our fridge. Powerade! -


Not that it isn't great that people are running, but why all the sudden? As a side note- An idea for GM Motors. Need something lucrative to do while waiting for the American public to start buying cars again? Put your engineers to work designing a sports bra for those of us "well endowed" women for hi-intensity activity. There is nothing that annoys me more than seeing a sports bra that is great for A-B cups for hi-intensity (running), C cups for medium intensity (spin and step-aerobic) and D-DD cups for low-intesity (Yoga). Thanks a lot. A bra that keeps things under control when I am basically not moving. Design me a sports bra that I can RUN in, and maybe I will train for a half-marathon too. Well, probably not, but I will go for a nice jog every once in a while.

(If you are wondering - I wear two bras at the same time when I go to the gym. And no, it isn't comfortable.)

Side note - "The Secret is in the Sauce" girls are having a great auction today for a wonderful cause. I have some jewelry being auctioned off. If you have a moment, check it out!

15 comments:

Nickie said...

AMEN! Design something for us girls that have to much...That is one reason I don't like to run..

Linds said...

Steve and I got a good laugh when we came upon this blog a while back, I'd forgotten about it! But it's so true, everywhere I look people are taking up running. Good luck in the search, sports bra shopping stinks.

Chris said...

This made me laugh out loud. I would say 70% of my friends are training for marathons right now too, and I just can't figure it out! Hilarious!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Love this post!!!!

amydear said...

Just ran a half marathon last week, still training for my 2nd marathon at the end of May. So white. Love my GPS watch -- best Christmas present EVER. The Garmin 305. Love my Champion maximum support sports top. No more two sports bras for me. (I used to be a D, but am now more of a C1/2. Hoping one more baby takes me down to a C!) TMI??? Anyway, running is something that is sporty, but not too competitive, and I do it all by myself, or with friends. And it burns a lot of calories! Need I say more?

Emily Taylor said...

Forget boobs. I think we would run more if we weren't cursed with the Nordstrom legs. We need leg bras.

Natalie Jane said...

Sick. But true.

April J. said...

I agree, running would be more fun without getting a bruised chin!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ It's so true! I need to start training also! Some of your comments are cracking me up!!! :)

Kelli said...

what a funny post! and guess what, I also am training for a half marathon. hehe

Rachel said...

Here, Here, I would love to find a bra for a really woman like myself. I want to train for a marathon but I too am pregnant. Fun post.

Halo Hill said...

Thank you! Who designs these things? How about one for someone who wears a DDD and wants to get in shape? Haven't they figured out yet that they are missing a huge (pardon the pun) demographic here??? It's even hard to find an everyday bra in those sizes. What the heck?

I'm at my wit's end. I finally found some of the regular (daily) ones I like, but the stores quit selling them. I finally found them on line, but yes! How about a REAL sports bra for the REAL girls that REALLY need to work out in the first place?

Someone could make a bundle if they only knew that real women are out there and we have $$ to spend on things we need.

Thre is also the issue of un-stylish/old lady clothing not made for short chubby women. You don't want to get me started on that one.

Thanks for speaking up!

Hugs,
Sheila

amylouwho said...

i feel your pain - 2 bras - I've been there.

This bra changed my life. The Last Reesort BraIt's not pretty. or cheap. but it does the job of 2 and it's WAY comfy!!

amylouwho said...

not sure if that link is working. . .

http://www.titlenine.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=2172&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=674&iSubCat=676&iProductID=2172

just cut and paste that in - it's kinda long - sorry!!

Leslie said...

Just stopping by from SITS to thank you for donating something for the auction. It's people like you that make things like that so successful. May God bless you richly.

Hey! My verification word is a word... distant!

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