An aside - did you see that the women swimmers in the Olympics are wearing long swim trunks? Wonder when that will make it into the stores?
Anyway, finally decided that a sports bra would be much better under the t-shirt. Shopping was on the agenda. I am shocked - shocked - at the multitude of sports clothing on the market these days. You can find it anywhere. But I am more shocked at finding sports tanks and bras that are padded!!! What's that about? I'm certainly not using my sports tanks and bras as undergarments in my regular wardrobe, so why would I need to have padding to go running? Or biking? Or even do yoga? It's bad enough I can hardly find a swimsuit with the extra padding, now I have to search rack (sorry, no pun intended) after rack for a regular sports bra without padding!
I am no fasionista! And when I'm running - holy crap, I'm literally a hot mess. Sweat drips from every pore on my body, my face if usually beet red, and my clothes have gigantic circles of sweat (and if it's really hot and I'm working really hard, there's usually a fine white coating because, as I've learned, I'm a salty sweater). Trust me, it's not pretty. Extra padding, I think, would only add to my heat! And if I were single and hoping to attract someone, he'd have a hard time getting past the dripping, white-crusted ball of sweat to check out my 'enhanced' bustline!
Perhaps the sports tanks and bras in these shops are being sold more for fashion and less for exercise? Perhaps I should be shopping at a sporting goods store that specializes in sports clothes? But I am
Do you splurge on sports clothes, People of Blogland? Do you buy sports clothes for regular every day wear? Hands up those that think we should go back to a 20s style swimsuit? (Picture is a graph of elevation levels on my 12 miler...as my running partner said: "Holy Hills" - no wonder I was a hot mess!)