Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why You Shouldn't Store Things in your Bra When You Run

I just g0t back from the doctor. I know, I know. You are saying AGAIN! I'm sure you think I'm a hypochondriac. And, maybe I am. BUT, wait until you hear this story. ANNNN I am talking to you!
Do not put things in your bra while you are running! I repeat, do not! Apparently one doesn't have nerve endings there.....or else I would have realized that I was tearing my skin to little bits with each step of my 10K. Ok, let me back track a little bit.
Based on some advice I received (will not mention names)....but I will say she is the Notorius Bra Stuffer, I put my asthma inhaler in my sports bra during the 10K. I could have put it in my back pocket, but, well, it looked kinda funny back there. Do I have to admit here that Mr. Preschool actually warned me not to do this, for this exact reason! Thank God I have a sense of humor, right. Because when I got home and took a shower, I had the most gory gash. I will not mention any more details. Except to say, that it hurt like crazy when I took a shower. I swear I thought that was vinegar coming out of the showerhead it hurt so much. And, now it is now infected. And, booo hoooo, pity party for me, my doctor says I can not do the open water swim in the James River on Sunday. I am so sad. I've been looking forward to this for weeks. Even took the day off of work to go. On the bright side, at least I have a funny story to tell.
Would you believe me if I told you my (male) doctor told me he did the same thing?! I have his number if you want it. Apparently, either this is a common mistake!?! or my doctor was really going out of his way to make sure I didn't feel bad. And, he threw in a tetnus shot for good measure.
Oh, well. It is what it is.


TriGirl Thea said...

I have a cringe that is trying to extract my spinal cord just reading this.

Poor you!

I promise I will never store ANYTHING in my sports bra except for the obvious.


fave said...

too bad I don't have any storage in there. all you can do is sit back and laugh. the things we do

Annn said...

All right, I understand not everyone can be me. But here are some pointers if you want to try.

I have a double layer bra. This keeps things off my skin and in a pocket so they do not slip out the bottom.

I also body glide that area.

In addition, everything is in a baggie to keep it dry. Everything with sharp corners (ie keys, gu, money, id, credit card--not phone and nuun container) is in the bag with tissues, which I also need while running.

If you follow these guidlines, you too can carry everything in your bra without injury.

HOWEVER, that may be the greatest sports injury ever. BRAVO TriMom!!!

Anonymous said...

When I was in college, I bought an under-wire sports bra and had a similar experience. Not fun.

I was doing a search on the Lady Patriot to see if I could sign up yet and found your site.

Williamsburg, VA

TriGirlDebbieJo said...

OMG...This is so sad! My only injuries THERE are from the Enell rubbing me, which Body Glide does not fix! It certainly hurts, like one cannot imagine!

See you in the chlorine tonight!