If it makes you feel better for actually dialing the 1-800-BRA-LESS number for the Bra-Less Running Society, you're not the only one. Apparently, there were several people that thought I was serious about this special society of runners who let their girls free!
Yes, my post about taking Minimalistic running to a new level was a joke. I wrote it after returning from a run where I forgot a bra and didn't notice a thing. I was in a silly mood and had a few minutes on my hands. Your comments were hilarious!
Although it was a joke, running bra-less really does save on laundry and it is rather comfortable for me. After running bra-less four times this week, I'm convinced that those of us with a "lack of rack" might be on to something here! Seriously thinking that all the runners in the itty bitty titty committee really should consider heading up some bra-less running groups! Or not.
The first two times I ran bra-less this week, it was an accident. I woke up in the tank top that I sleep in and I just threw on a t-shirt. By the time I went running, I just put some shorts on, laced up my running shoes and hit the road. I assumed I had a running bra on since I usually don't go anywhere without one. And for those of you that have been reading my blog for awhile know, I am a big fan of the Handful bra (padded sports bra) to make me look like I have at least a handful. It took a few miles before I realized that I not only didn't have a bra on, but I still had my ear plugs in my shirt (I sleep with ear plugs in my shirt just in case my husband's breathing bothers me and I need to just slip them out without rummaging through my drawer). It made for a good laugh. I looked like I had 4 nipples to anyone that noticed.
Running This Week
I feel GREAT! After two weeks of some pretty good mileage, my legs are feeling strong and running is feeling easier and easier. Makes me wish I wouldn't have slacked off so much this summer. And there is something to be said about just logging some miles and making them EASY! I'm excited for my half-marathon next week. My Night Run tonight brought me up to 47.5 or so miles this week. So close to the 50 miles I was shooting for but NO CIGAR!
Monday: 4 easy
Tues: 8.5 jogger stroller miles
Wed: 5 total. Speed work on TM. Didn't get through entire workout because my son pissed his pants and the gym daycare wouldn't let me keep him in his wet jeans. Darn.
Thursday: Tired Legs but I needed some redemption from yesterday. 13 miles with friends Nicole and Stephanie. 8:02 or 8:04 average and last mile was sub 7. Yes! I'll take that!
Friday: Slow jogger stroller 5 while talking to Jenn and laughing about the forgotten bra and hidden earplugs.
Sat: 8 @ 8:45ish
Sun: 4.5 Garminless. Felt strong and FREE running under the night sky, breathing in the cool air, and just feeling fast! And stopping here and there to text Jill, Jenn, and Nicole.
Races this weekend
There were so many of you that raced this weekend. I'm impressed with all of you. Some of you are coming back from injury, others have reached a new level in their training or made a PR today, and then there were those that reached for their goals and found that today wasn't the day but they still pressed on and dug deep within themselves. Whatever your race experiences, thank you for sharing them. Thank you for putting your heart out there for all of us to see. For writing about your "race residue" (good and bad) so that we don't feel alone. For letting us celebrate your successful races and wrap our "virtual" arms around you when you find yourself needing support. The running community is one of the greatest I know. So much love, support and encouragement to be found here and I'm so lucky to be a part of it! Race on! Run Strong! And Keep Aiming High!
Did you race this weekend?
Admit it, did you think the Bra-Less Running Society was a real thing? (you're not alone)