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Posts Tagged ‘sports bras’

Two Sports Bras For Running

Tip: Add a second sports bra if you feel you need more support. The other day I mentioned the Moving Comfort brand. This bra is like your normal bra in the back, other than it may have more hooks than you are used to, four of them. Sometimes I add another old bra with the criss cross back over the Moving Comfort for even more support, less bounce. I find having the two different back styles gives more coverage. You can purchase Moving Comfort bras from Title Nine (online or at one of their locations), Amazon, or Running Revolution in Campbell if you are local. Title Nine does a great job online and in their catalog describing each sports bra. They even make it easy to find the bra right for you based on their barbell images. Check it out: http://www.titlenine.com/

Today’s Workout/Tuesday: 45 min run pushing the BOB stroller, occasional walk here and there. This is the second time running with the stroller, much harder running with the stroller verses running by myself. I also did about 15 mins of yoga before heading out the door.

Posted on August 25th, 2009

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Running Postnatal: Are you ready to get out there and run?

If you are a runner like me and you just had a baby, you are probably itching big time to get out there and run! Make sure you are ready and do it slow. I started with a run/walk system in week four, mostly walking with 1-3 minutes of a light jog here and there. Well even though I was excited to try running, it was too early. I got home, went to the bathroom and knew that was too much too soon. I waited another week or so and tried again. This time my body was ready. After a few more run/walks, I was finally able to do a continuous run for 15mins on week 7 postpartum. Today at 7.5 wks, I was thrilled to run 25 minutes. It felt like eating the best chocolate ice-cream ever!  I wanted to run even longer, but thought it best to walk and call it a day. I figured if no soreness in the next 24hrs then my body is ready for more. So far, so good.  🙂

Does it hurt? Well, yes I feel it down south a little bit but it will get better. This is part of the reason you have to go slow and build up over time.  Also, be sure to wear a very supportive sports bra. I have a big chest and of course an even bigger chest now while breastfeeding. After much research, I have found the best sports bras to be the Moving Comfort brand.

Posted on August 21st, 2009

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