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?
I tried the Headbands out on a 5 mile run (I really needed to wear a thick Buff headband for the longer runs, due to the chilly temps). I also tried them out strolling around town and going out to dinner.
In my opinion, the fit is similar to the bands they sell at Sweatybands. However, I feel the RazzyRoo headbands have a slightly less tight strap in the back. And that's a good thing, since I did not feel like my brain was being squeezed out of my skull while I was wearing the RazzyRoo headbands!
These bands do NOT slip. At all. And I have some crazy thick hair. Slippery hair. Pretty slippery hair, as in hair a curling iron can't get curls in. That slippery. But the RazzyRoo Headbands tamed my lion's mane (okay, 'mane'? How the bleep did I come up with that...)! :)
Check out the photos below. Cheryl knows which designs to pick. Fun, sassy. Enough said.
So, show Cheryl some love and go over to the RazzyRoo Facebook Page and click that good old 'Like' button! :) And while you're at it, check the RazzyRoo website. And don't forget to go over to the 'socks' section: I'm deeply in love with the 'Bad Ass' knee highs!
And yes, that could imply running a 22-miler / 35K in a blizzard. No kidding, it could. And that's what happened to me...last Saturday. And nope, I did not know that the weather would turn against me 3 miles / 5K into the run. I'm not that insane. The weather reports had informed me about cloudy weather, not about 'crazy snow' weather. And 'crazy snow' it was. The 600 meter elevation gain (part of it at 10-15% incline) did not make this long run any easier on me.
Well, at least I could see something. It wasn't much, but still...
Rest days planned / taken: 8 / 8
Highest mileage/km week: 14-20 February: 43 miles / 69 km (still trying to recover from that lower leg injury)
Long runs planned / ran: 4 /4
Pace/speed workouts planned / ran: 8 / 8
Cross training workouts planned / done: 8 / 8
Donuts burned: 104
Current shame-inducing guilty pleasure: watching 'SATC' re-runs
Current obsessions: cinnamon cookies
Current drink: fennel tea, Gatorade (lemon) and diet coke (I know...bad girl)
Current song: everything Coldplay - perfect long run companion
Current need: uhm...a waterproof running jacket
Current triumph: making it through my 28th birthday without getting liquored up. ;)
Current bane of my existence: the pile of work on my desk...
Current blessings: being able to run with my dog...still, my dog. I know...I'm a big old 'dog' lady.
Current excitement: snow, snow and skiing!