You! You say too many negative things about your body on social media. Stop that right now.
This talk is not good for our daughters, our sons, our significant others, and of COURSE it is not good for ourselves. I don't think our pets care much for it, either.
Whether you are ripped, don't give a rip, or feel ripped up about it, you CAN run in just a sports bra. I know this because *I* have run in just a sports bra, and I was the last person on earth I could imagine doing so.
It was Thursday, November 6, 2014. Temperatures were in the mid-60°F in late morning when I ventured out for a five mile tempo run on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle. I had been back into running for just three months after a decades-long absence, and while my legs were feeling good, my body was a wreck that day. A hot, sweaty wreck in leggings and a long-sleeved shirt.
I was just a mile in. I wasn’t gonna make it the full five miles. Unless…I took off my shirt and ran in just my sports bra.
So I did it. And I LIVED. And it felt GREAT.
Thirty-nine-year-old me, mother of two, doer of zero strength training, running less than 18 miles per week at this point, ran in just her sports bra. And has done it many times since.