Friday, May 24, 2013

Flashback Friday: Boobs....we've all got them...some more than others

Flashback Friday: Boobs....we've all got them...some more than others

(sorry, for some reason I cannot remove the bold print) Recently I was walking with some girls who were commenting that their biggest problem for walking faster or running is their boobs. If you don't have them, then you really just don't understand what a pain in the butt they can be. Sure, they have their advantages, but they also provide huge disadvantages. Ladies, this one is for you:

Boobs....we've all got them...some more than others

Happy Tuesday Bleeps!

For you new readers I have coined the phrase 'bleeps' after peeps and tweeps. I'm not sensoring myself. haha.

Okay, so let's just get down to it. Boobs. I got em. And as much as they demand attention, they also get on my nerves. Last night something new happened though. I actually pulled a chest muscle while I was running. It was bound to happen. Even with the best bras they are flapping up and down and side to side when I am running.

I lift heavy chest weights twice a week and as much as I stretch, they are still a tad on the tight side. So it's really no great surprise what one good swing of the boob and it pulled a muscle. BAH!

I cannot even really describe the feeling. First, thank goodness it was not on the heart boob. I might have thought I was having a heart attack for a quick moment. Second, I felt the chest muscle get tight. I immediately started poking around with my fingers. You know, comparing both boobs (I am sure I looked hot and sexy haha). The left boob was fine. I could feel the tightness in the right, but strangely the right couldn't feel my hand. It was as if my boob was numb for a little bit. The top of the boob. I wasn't down playing with my nipples on the treadmill out in the open for all to see. That's not where the muscle is anyway. PS, right about now my mom is having a stroke reading this. Hi Mommie! Love you!

I have known for a while that I need to get some new sports bras. I do not have the support that they once provided. They are bigger on me now. There is more room for jiggle. It was on my To Do list for before the Half next month, but it's now an urgent matter. Argh...trying on sports bras is like trying on wet bathing suits.

I did not go get one today which means I am either just plain walking or lifting weights tonight. No more running until I get that new bra. I opted for walking on an incline for an hour. I need to get my cardio in. The Half is less than a month away.

I know woman with boobs can run, but those who are without really have no idea what a pain in the ass they are. Go fill ziploc bags with sand and stick them in a larger bra...that might help. If it wouldn't hurt like hell I would duct tape them down before every workout. They are heavy. They move all of the time. They get be tender one week a month. Argh.

I was talking to a friend last night who went to a spinning class. She loves the class but gets very frustrated when it's time to lean down on the handle bars. Her boobs get in the way. Her instructor for the evening was a man and all she wanted to do was yell "YOU DON'T HAVE BOOBS!!!"

So the amazing thing is that as big as they still are, they were much bigger back in the day. They are still sizable. They are still a the heck is that small? How the heck did I walk upright? Now that they are smaller it's easier to sit upright. I used to slouch so bad.

Tonight, even though I did not lift weights, I am spending time stretching my chest muscles. I hope to have a stretching session this weekend, but stretching should be done every day. It helps reduce injury.

Have I told you about my favorite boob trick? You know how some muscle men can make their chest dance? Well I love pumping a bottle of lotion on my dresser. It sounds silly, but in the mirror behind it and I can see my boob move up and down...I got me some good chest muscles! te he.

Before I go, I shall tell you that sadly I have not seen Gym Crush 2 since I talked to him two weeks ago...*sad face*...Now there were two week periods before that I hadn't seen him so I'm trying not to take it personally.

Okay, it's study time.

Have a Blessed Night.

I signed up with Run for Autism again :-)

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  1. I know all about the boobs issue! In fact, I had such issues with mine (back pain, etc.) that 10 days after my first half marathon I had reduction surgery. After having almost 4.5 pounds(!) removed exercising is so much more comfortable!