I always joke with my running buddies that the hardest part of my runs is putting on and taking off my sports bra. I absolutely hate traditional sports bras. They are hard to get on and take off. They are uncomfortable to wear especially during a long run or bike ride. If they have wires for support they poke into my skin. They typically don’t provide enough support and I am sore after my workout. They cause chafing and the straps dig into my skin. If they have clasps and hooks there are only 3 sizing options and 2 hooks not providing the best fit and minimal support. The straps either don’t adjust or are limited causing the straps to shift during workouts. I would feel like I was paying more attention to my bra, shifting and adjusting during my workout than the actual workout….well, that was until I was introduced to my new BRF (Best Running Friend) Kelly.
The Kelly bra has completely changed my runs. No longer do I have to worry about my straps slipping due to its adjustable velcro straps. No longer do I have to deal with chafing due to the semi-compression and 4 columns of 3 sets of hooks and eyes that help me achieve a perfectly secure fit. The bra is super supportive and the band is thick enough to minimize the dreaded back fat. No longer do I have to worry about covering my chest area post-run because the material is thick enough to prevent a “headlights’ situation.
I can’t count the number of times, out of habit, I stopped mid-run to check my bra. No longer do I feel soreness in my chest after a run due to the support the cups provide and the fact that they separate and lift my chest. Another feature I love about the bra is that the straps are removable and there are a variety of Bra Bling styles and colors to choose from to match my Skirt Sports bottoms. This bra is so comfortable, that I find myself wearing it even when I am not working out. My new BRF may have convinced me to participate in the Sports Bra Challenge…just maybe 😉
LaShonda Renea Maxfield (Renea) currently resides in North Carolina. Her friends describe her as a natural strategist. Her passion lies in assisting people in recognizing and fulfilling their missions in life through her GOAL Now movement. She is currently training for her first full marathon (Marine Corps Marathon). When she isn’t running she is constantly seeking knowledge about the connection between health and nutrition; and posting her newest health finds to her IG page.