3/30/2011

MIA - What happened to the hood?

They are gone. And there wasn't a lot to begin with. (Well, not gone gone, but just not as 'out there' as they used to be.)

For the male readers: you might want to stop reading this post...a.s.a.p.. Just warning you. Wouldn't want to traumatize you. Or make myself lose whatever dose of atractiveness I have left...


Morgan already discussed this little problemo on her blog a while ago (check out her (hilarious!) post here). Runner's boob loss. Yup (you wish you'd stopped reading now, don't you?). It's about what's in (or under?) the hood. More specifically, about the lack of it - in my case. Even more specifically, I'm what Shakira was singing about when she referred to breasts as 'small and humble'.


Okay...I'm pretty sure that I've just lost half of my followers and all of my male followers... ;) Way to go, Christel. Way to go.


It is a problem, you know! Well...sort of, anyway...


Okay, on a more serious note, since I picked up running a little over a year ago, my fat percentage has dropped significantly (you know the 'thin on the outside, fat on the inside thing' - I guess that applied to me - scary!) and I'm happy with that. But, with the fat percentage dropping, the same happened to my cup size. What the bleep! There is still something in the hood, but 'voluptuous' wouldn't be the word to describe it. Guys talking to your breasts instead of your face? I truly would not know what you mean.


Don't get me wrong. I'm not (really) complaining here. Because, A. I'm not a huge fan of breast implants (unless you're talking breast reconstruction, of course). B. smaller breasts are quite handy when it comes to running. They don't bounce up and down as much as their big sisters do. ;) C. I can sleep comfortably on my belly. Not that I do, but if I ever wanted to, I could. And D. if everything else fails, there are always push up bras to add to the bra collection! Yeah, baby!


But still. Some female runners don't seem to have this problem and are running around with skinny bodies and Pamela Anderson sized 'cupcakes' in their sport's bra. The way the world works.


I guess Mother Nature was thinking 'small and humble' thoughts when she created me. ;) Wish she had applied that same philosophy to my feet (size 10.5 running shoes...). And to the junk in my trunk. ;) I'll just have to work with what I've got here. ;)


Any thoughts on the dropping fat / dropping cup size combo?

14 comments:

Morgan said...

If it makes you feel any better, none of my size x-small sports bra's were fitting me because I was training so much harder than I ever have before I got injured. But in the end, it really is a small price to pay to be awesome runner's... besides imagine how much they'd slow us down! :)

Silly Girl Running said...

So glad that I'm not alone on this one! ;)

By the way, on a completely different note. Google for 'Runner boob loss': I'm not sure, but it looks like someone is literally copying your posts. Or am I missing something here?

Zaneta said...

lol
you're def not alone!! lol...

giraffy said...

Ha. I literally just had this text convo yesterday:
Me: Yes!!! So I have a new problem. My dress today?? Too BIG on top. My boobs shrank. WTF.

My BFF: Oh. Lol. Well I hear they're made of fat. Running is bad for fat. Teeheee. So, now you're like a D.5 as opposed to DD? How awful.

Of course, for ME, it meant going from a full DD to a smallish D.

She laughed and laughed at my "predicament".

M said...

I'm with ya. Since I upped my cross training by adding in swim and spinning, I have lost a whole cup size. I have one bra now that fits and hesitate to spend more $$ on new ones in case I continue to lose what I have. I am sad to see them go. It's not like I had a ton in the first place, so the loss is definitely noticed. But big thanks to Daisy Fuentes and her line of push up bras at Kohls :p

ltlindian said...

How about the double whammy of runner's boob loss AND post-nursing boob loss. That surely equals an A cup for me. I was a B cup before babies, a D cup (yes, you heard correctly) while nursing and now an A cup. Super!

RunningRonald said...

I just love this blog.. and no, I didn't stop reading. As Die hard runner I just love the small and humble version, size Pamela is not my "cup" of tea :)

And to be honest we male runners have the same problem after running a cold race... I don't think I want to share the shower with you then.
The jack in my truck couldn't even lift a golf-cart hihihi

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Giraffy: Hahah! That's too funny! :)

@ M: Push up bras are a life saver. ;)

@ltindian: You're kidding, right? :) Yikes!

@ Zaneta: Pfieuw! And am I glad to not be alone! ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: Too much information! ;)

nikeathena said...

I'm that other girl - losing fat everywhere but the cup size. I'm grateful cause I have a lot of junk in the trunk and wide hips, so I would look strange if my cup size dropped. I do have girlfriends who only lose the girls, so I feel for that end of the spectrum too. Bodies are funny.

Little Miss Runshine said...

haha its not in my genes to have anything there, so i'm used to it! I don't think i've grown since I was 12 pretty much

misszippy said...

Yeah, running has a way of doing that to the girls!

Char said...

I've been well-endowed in my previous life (when I was 20 years younger and before I started running) and believe me - small is WAY better.

Michael said...

Well I don't have much there to start with, so I'm probably ok.