I have a rule. An item chafes me-it’s gone. I hate chafing even more than I hate my own clumsiness or scary movies and UMASS Lowell traffic.
I digress. Back in May-ish I took the plunge and bought an Under Armor sports bra. More than what I would usually spend on a sports bra ($40 verses my typical $10 Target Champion steals or Marshalls finds) I liked it just fine, but sometimes the front zipper would leave a little mark on a really sweaty run. So, back to the store I went.
Moving Comfort. I heard nothing but wonderful things about them! I buy one. It’s love at first run! Secure, no jostling, no chafe…heaven. So I buy two more of my new favorite sports bras!
Two weeks ago, I did a half… I was so sweaty after- you could see where the sports bra had been when I took it off. So. Much. Pain. And this was not the first..or even fourth time this summer that it’s happened…
I know what you are thinking– and it is one of two things—
-did you buy the right size? (Yes. I got measured. )
-why aren’t you using Vaseline/Goldbond/Bodyglide (I do. Most of the time!)
And maybe, you are thinking:
-WHY THE HELL DO YOU KEEP WEARING THESE TORTURE DEVICES???
I keep wearing them because it doesn’t happen all the time-sometimes it happens during longer runs, or sometimes it’s sweatier runs…I don’t know. It’s random. And it’s frustrating. You do not know pain until you are hopping into the shower and suddenly, you are thinking the shower water is actually trying to kill you and you’re yelling “WHY IS THE WATER HURTING ME?? WHAT DID I DOOOOOO?????” I am convinced that there is a person at Moving Comfort who’s job title is actually “Senior VP of Bleeding.” Yes, it is their actual J-O-B to design a comfortable, well fitting, attractive, expensive sports bra THAT MAKES ME BLEED. (And they laugh their evil laugh every time I hop in the shower after a chafe-y run)
(I think I make the same faces as this chickie when I remove bra/hop in shower!)
I don’t know. I’m hoping/thinking it’s summer? I’m hoping the less sweaty runs of fall will bring me back my chafe-free life. (((SIGH))) I can’t toss $100 worth of new-ish sports bras yet-I just can’t.
So all my running girlfriends out their reading this.. Spill. Get chafed? Sorry for your pain. But now you need to tell me your favorite sports bra. So help me running gods it better not be Moving Comfort. Just kidding. I’m just real sore right now…