If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I had a very successful 17 miler on Saturday!
I was a little bit nervous because it was supposed to be ridiculously hot. I made sure to get up a little earlier and just knock it out. Plus, I was having one of those days where I was just into running so felt like I did a good job pushing the pace. I love long run days like that!
It’s crazy to think that I only have three more long runs until Santa Rosa Marathon! This training cycle went oh so very fast. I am starting to get excited for the race now that I feel like I’m getting more excited about running again (maybe I’m finally getting acclimated to the heat?!).
Also this weekend, I made my way to Luke’s Locker (one of Austin’s best running stores) for my sports bra fitting. So, before I went to visit Brooks in June, I had NO clue that you could even do a sports bra fitting.
One of the things that’s great about Luke’s is they have someone on the floor who focuses on women’s clothing… so I met with Melissa, and was able to walk in to get my sports bra fitting.
My method of sports bra buying in the past? Go to Target, find the cheapest one and pick the size based on what size running top I wear… and hope that it works. Oh, and basically wear that sports bra into the ground… until the fabric started to fray/rip or the band was so stretched out it was uncomfortable.
Anyways, I learned a ton from Luke’s Locker:
>>> Your sports bra size is NOT the same as your everyday bra size (I totally thought this was the case). While it does use the band + cup size measurement, your band size will likely be a little smaller because it should be more restrictive for extra support. My bra size tends to be a 34A or 34B, and my sports bra size was measured as a 32D.
>>> Padding + underwire is totally a comfort thing. If you prefer to do one or the other, it’s up to you… doesn’t really provide any differences in support. I personally like to have padding, especially when I’m doing indoor fitness classes.
>>> Does your sports bra chafe? Or does it ride up in the back? These are both indications of it being too small, and you will likely need a larger size.
When you go in for a sports bra fitting, they recommend that you wear a sports bra so that they can get the best measurement (since most bras today have padding). At Luke’s, they take you into a fitting room for privacy, which is great (especially if you are a little shy about the process).
Melissa ended up recommending three sports bras for me to try:
I can’t wait to try these out and see how much better they are from the ones that I have now!
Have you ever had a sports bra fitting before? Did you know that you can get it done?
What was your favorite part of your weekend?
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