So… boobs. (If you don’t care about reading about my bras, you can scroll down and see my C25K update for today)
I know, I know. It’s just… well, I have a hard time finding appropriately fitting covers for mine, especially since my size has shifted just enough lately that my old bras don’t fit anymore and most new ones don’t either.
So I was
really really just a little bit excited when I found ONE that worked for me, felt comfortable, and didn’t cost ten thousand dollars. I bought it on a whim, because it was on a really good clearance, and now I wear it ALL THE TIME and it’s wearing out from all the love. The weird part? It came from Aerie… you know, the underwear side of American Eagle? I really thought it would never work, since they seem mostly marketed to high schoolers… but I found a few other cute clearance things on their site (mostly business casual work shirts) and risked it. I spent very little, got a ton of stuff, and LOVE all of it.
They had a fitting event at the store down the street from my office today, so I went down and got measured since it was free. It turns out I was right on about the size I wear, but only there. I’m still in limbo between two sizes at most other stores. Sadly, they don’t carry my size in the store, but they did have several samples for me to try on so I could figure out what styles I liked.
I tried very hard not to be amused when the girl doing the measurements took them three times, double checked, and then looked up at me in
horror surprise. I had to reassure her when she fished the sample out of the drawer, held it up, proclaimed it HUGE and then said she was sure it wouldn’t fit me. I tried it on. It was awesome, fit perfectly, and she was shocked. This is why I love bra fittings. Apparently I have ninja boobs that are always surprising people. Sneaky.
Anyway, I found two styles that I loved and that fit me super flatteringly, then went online and pinned pretty much every bra in those two styles plus a few from the style I already own. Woo. I live large, people.
I did the second week 4 run today! It was definitely harder than Tuesday, but I still did it and I finished without wanting to die. The closer I get to week 5, the more confident I feel. Plus, I purposefully padded in an extra week in case I end up needing to repeat a week. I’m hoping I don’t though, since I’d love to have an extra week of practice (and maybe some outdoors running) before the FitBloggin 5K!
No matter what, I’m definitely seeing progress and feeling really good about it. Everyone at the gym probably thinks I’m a looney since I tend to laugh a little from sheer shock/pride when I finish each day’s run… but hey, a little nuts is good, right?