Taking Care of the girls

I have small breasts. I’ve always liked them — been fine with the size and shape. But after breast-feeding both of my children 9 months each, they are looking a bit tired. Not only that but I have a permanent nipple erection — some would think that would be great, but it’s not.

My mother always said to wear a bra, and I still don’t as much as I should — especially when I run. I can’t stand the pressure on my ribs and even the way the straps pull down on my shoulders. I can only imagine if I were actually holding up some real weight in that bra. Plus, I haven’t been able to find any bras that work for my size other than a few that are just cute and actually don’t do much.

Which brings me to the bra issue. With so many women on this planet, why is it so hard to find a good sports bra? Seriously. I feel like it’s one of those things once again that a man has been designing all these years. So in my search, I’ve come accross a few bras that I like lately plus an article that I just read in runner’s world that might help some of you on the endless quest for a great bra to workout in.

Lululemon has some great bras for all sizes of breasts. www.lululemon.com and Title 9 actually has a sports bra that is also a nursing bra http://www.titlenine.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=2314&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=674&iSubCat=675&iProductID=2314 The runner’s world article is geared more toward runners: http://www.runnersworld.com/cda/special/0,7889,s6-240-470-0-0,00.html?cm_mmc=women-_-2008_09_03-_-women-_-GEAR%3a%20Technical%20Support

So at 42, I’m finally taking my mother’s advice and taking care of my girls — even though they are tiny. They are real and yes, they are spectacular.