You know those people who said running is the cheapest sport because all you need is shoes? Well, they're clearly not women. For me to have a successful run, I need a good pairs of shoes, wicking socks, shorts that don't chafe me, a non-cotton top, my Garmin, some body glide, and a sports bra. And let's be honest here--sometimes finding the right bra can be the most difficult part of all.
For my chest size (aka the cups aren't exactly "running over") it seems like sports bras come in two styles:
1) flattening compression bras
2) completely unsupportive bras
Well, call me vain if you want, but I like to have support when I run, and also keep a little shape. And I definitely want people to recognize that I'm a woman when I run past! That's why I'm so excited to be the proud new owner of a HANDFUL bra!
I'm in love! Handful bras are designed to "flatter, not flatten" and it's true! Removable pads contour the body and keep some shape even when you're working out. These bras can easily be worn as a normal daytime bra, since they flatter so nicely, are comfortable, and come in five great colors. But the true test? I wore the HANDFUL bra for my 12 mile run on Friday--with success! Even in 80+ degree temperatures, there was no chafing, I felt great, and I looked good (if I do say so myself!)
Obviously these bras are great for running:
But I also tried it out for yoga, and then forgot to take it off all day! I love that these are so versatile, and that I feel comfortable in them even when I'm not working out. These bras also come to you in the cutest mesh bag, perfect for tossing in the washing machine.
I chose the pink Handful, because who doesn't love a dose of pink in their day?
If you're not a pink fan, or you just want to have a variety, the Handful bra comes in five colors, each of which I'll be purchasing soon! The sizing is pretty simple, with 4 sizes from X-small to Large:
Ready for a chance to win your very own Handful bra? Of course you are! Here's how you can win:
(leave one comment for each entry)
+1: Become a follower of Gourmet Runner, or let me know if you are already!
+1: Like Handful on Facebook, and let them know I sent you!
+1: Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway
+1: Let me know which color Handful you would like to have
+1: BONUS: Make me feel better by telling me why it's great to have just a "handful!! :)
Giveaway will end on Sunday, August 14th at midnight!
Disclaimer: I received my Handful bra free of charge, bur these opinions are completely my own.