So bras are things we need. They are things that I need. Being a 34 D/DD (really should get re-measured) it’s an extremely rare and uncomfortable occurrence for me to be without a bra. So I’m definitely not seen without a bra whilst training. I feel far too exposed and everybody gets an eyeful!
When I first started exercising it was running that I took up. So I needed some industrial strength, class 5 underwired monstrosity to keep my girls in check. I was an FF so it was necessary. Now most of my training is low/medium impact. Rowing, cycling, weights, TRX, yoga and the odd run. This means the super-duper, clamp-down bras are not needed. I got a bit excited. I wanted to break free from underwire – since I couldn’t break free from the bra completely. I started browsing the web for low impact sports bras. Pretty things with lovely backs and bright colours.
Last year, on my first sports clothes haul at the start of the new rowing season, I bought a Puma sports bra. Pale turquoise and beautiful strap work detailing on the back. It was on sale and in my size. I loved how it looked but my boobs were droopy. I don’t have pert little things and they need a bit of assistance. I was so disappointed but I kept wearing it in hopes that I would get used to the feeling.
My second attempt at a ‘non-underwired’ bra was far more successful. I was in the Nike shop in Kildare Village (great shop btw). And there it was. Hanging amongst the white and black boredoms that people call sports bras. My electric blue dream. It caught my eye instantly. I waited until Cormac and his brother fecked off so I could try it on in peace (you don’t want lads hanging around when you are doing that sort of thing). I put it on, not expecting to be blown away, but I was. Due to the thick fabric and wide, elasticated under-boob band it held everything in place. Gave a bit of resistance and made me feel really really cool. I was in love. It was €19 and it was gonna be mine!
Since then it has become my staple sports bra. I bought another soon after because I was living in the first one. I probably should think about getting a third. I still need my industrial strength clamp down bra for running but when I’m not pounding the pavement I put one of these bad boys on. I don’t know about you but there is something very cool about Nike. The brand feels so iconic and a part of sport. You think Nike, you think sport, you think training hard, you think sweating your ass off. When I wear these bras I feel invincible, I feel free, I feel… heck I feel comfortable. And when you are comfortable you can take on the world!
You can find the Nike Pro bra on the Nike website as well as on Sports Direct. I also am very fond of the Nike shop in Kildare outlet. It comes in like a bazillion different styles and colours and for me it’s just perfect for low/medium impact training.
Ps: Sorry if you came here only to look at my boobs. I am not that kind of lady! 😉