July 27, 2012

Bra storage and dreamy hairstyles

Workouts

Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 13 miles in 1:50 (making this up from a skipped Saturday run)
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: much needed rest

These workouts felt hard as heck. The 6- and 8-mile days included faster miles in the middle, totally kicking my tail feather, which felt more like a tail boulder. Tough nuggets.


Sometimes I use outings with my daughter as blogger training camps. Lesson one: master the art of self portraits in bathroom mirrors with crapster camera phones. She nailed it.


We're currently at a family reunion where I just figured out that our hotel has the most horrible wireless internet that ever existed. Al Gore would be so ashamed right now. So instead of wasting three more hours trying to load some really amazing pictures, I'm going to give you some random thoughts. Joy.

1. Stacking this week's runs on three consecutive days felt like my old Hanson days. So when I finished those 8 miles on Wednesday, I felt like a rock star. A slow, decrepit, pains-shooting-in-every-available-direction, hobbling-the-rest-of-the-day rock star. Super glamorous. Today's rest day felt a-mah-zing, and I'm looking forward to some family soccer for tomorrow's cross training.

2. As some of you may know, I use my bra as a pocket or satchel. On long runs, I can store enough food to feed a small, starving family (read: three GUs) and my phone. This week during the 13 miler, I had some serious chafing, which I normally don't have, from my phone, and I felt nervous that I might have to give up using my bra as a phone pocket. It's so convenient that this thought brings a tear to my eye. I know they make belts and arm bands to carry phones, but honestly, the less stuff I have to strap on during a race, the better. But my phone, now that I have to keep with me. I use my phone for music when I'm indoors, and when I'm outdoors, I use it for safety. My husband can always ping it in case he's worried, and he pings it to locate me in races too. That way he can pull up to a spot just as I'm running by. Timing is everything in race spectating. So my new trick for races might be wearing two bras. Not because I need extra support because I could actually run without a sports bra and probably never notice the difference. The bottom-layer sports bra would be the skin protector, and the top-layer sports bra would hold in snacks and my phone. And maybe I could fit some tools or small pets in there too. This plan is really starting to come together.

3. My son has some serious shag hair going on right now. I'm waiting for the free JCPenney haircuts starting in August, so I'm letting him shag it out a bit longer. Today, as he was finger styling his hair, he told us that the hairstyle he had just given himself was the best he's got, and that he'd like to call it the Man of Your Dreams hairstyle. Is it even possible to stay that cool forever? Because I'd like that.

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Do you run with your phone? If yes, how do you carry it?


What would your Man of Your Dreams hairstyle look like?

29 comments:

  1. I run with my phone on long runs (I stash it in my fuel belt) but my hubby is urging me to carry it at all times. The pic of u and ur lil girl is really adorable. You should invent a cell phone pocket sports bra, make millions, and live the high life, lol. ;)

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    1. Good idea! I wish I wasn't too lazy to actually do something about it.:)

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  2. I love that you use your bra as storage. I may have to do this. Great idea!! I am sorry about the chafing though. Yuck. i am with you. I hate carrying stuff. The less I have to carry the better. We need to come up with something!!

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    1. When my children are old enough, I might have them just bike alongside me and hand me stuff when I need it.

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  4. I just heard of someone who does the massive bra storage thing too! I keep my phone in my Fuel Belt pouch..total PIA.
    Dream man do? See my Bachelor posts.
    Wow you did the Hansen thing? Cool!

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  5. Ha...I use my bra for storing things ALL THE TIME. I quite like it when, at the end of the day, when I take it off, a coin or a parking ticket slip out of my left cup. I've not tried it for Gu storage though - am very tempted to try! That would add some much needed padding as well - double winner!!

    I carry my phone in my 'bum bag' type waist thing which is slightly embarrassing but very useful. I have one of those arm carriers but it always chafes badly.

    And your son is adorable. I think the Man of My Dreams hairstyle would be like grey and cropped. Hmmm...looks like I married the right person.

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    1. I would love it if random money started falling out of my bra!:)

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  6. Bra is perfect place for storing. Lately, for my long runs, I have been taking my Camelbak with me, which has small pockets for fuel, phone and license. With prior trainings, I would go sans phone, id, food and water (DUMB). So, not sure about chaffing, but I can imagine it. I'm sure the belts are light weight, but I agree, it's one more thing to remember. Nice work on your runs this week...

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    1. Thanks! And I'm liking the idea of these Camelbaks.

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  7. I only take my phone on long runs and stick it in my fuelbelt. My husband says that I look like Batman whenever I wear it. Sexy.

    Man of my dreams hair = adorbs. Way cooler than Blue Steel any day!

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    1. I feel like all running gear is a test in how goofy you are willing to make yourself look. And so far, I'm willing to look goofy to the max.

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  8. Two great pics. Daughter is beautiful!

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  9. I don't carry my phone in my bra, although there certainly is plenty of extra room in there!

    I carry a Spibelt. Or, for really long runs, I just put my phone in my Camelbak hydration pack!

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    1. That is exactly why I carry things in there. I've got to do something with all that extra space.:)

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  10. I carry it on my bra...I have an Otterbox, and I clip it to my bra strap. When I go racing, I safety pin my car key to my bra as well. I look a little lumpy...hehe. But it does the job! I want to try a belt sometime..but I don't know how I would like it.

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    1. I never thought about safety pinning the key. Good idea!

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  11. Ordered my shorts with my birthday money! My husband asked how many pairs Aspaeries shorts I need. I replied you can never have enough. Non-runners just don't get it:). I have a feeling that if I used my bra as a pocket serious chaffing would be involved. Actually sometimes there is serious chaffing without anything in there.....and there you go, an over share.

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    1. That's hilarious! And my husband and I had the same disagreement over running shoes this weekend.

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  12. I use an arm belt for my phone, and stash my ID/insurance card/credit card in there, too :)

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  13. I am totally envious of your miles! As you said, I know I will get back to it but as I'm waiting for this little one to show up I will just have to live it through you. :)

    Back in the day I used to wear two bras and keep everything in there. Chapstick, bandaids, fuel. I had a lady in a marathon ask me for a bandaid and I was thrilled to have it. I only wear one bra now so I don't use it for storage anymore and I don't carry my phone because I hate having big stuff on me. I use a tiny ipod shuffle for music and I pin my Gu's inside my shorts so I just tear off the bottom half of the Gu and eat.

    Eventually I will have a jogging stroller accompany me, though, and I can store all KINDS of things in there...including my phone.

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    1. That's a cool GU idea. Yes, the jogging stroller will give you TONS of storage options!!

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  14. i carry my phone in my hand. i'm the worst. the longest i've done that for is probably 10 miles though.

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  15. I would be super nervous about putting my phone in my bra. I sweat so damn much that I'm certain I would ruin my phone.

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    1. The sweat does leak through the otter box sometimes. I'm a big sweater too!

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  16. I put myphone in my bra when I lift weights cause arm band restricts movement. I use ifitness belt. It hold race number fuelnphone and pepper spray. Very comfortable

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  17. i see this post is from a long time ago, but i was googling "bra storage" (as in, methods of storing in drawers or hanging etc.) and this came up as a result...
    but i had to comment - i just started running recently and also use my sports bra as phone storage. i have a small back pocket on my pants for a key & a couple of dollar bills, should i need them, but my phone is my timer and my music and it's nice to have quick access to it. interestingly though - i just found this on the north face website when i was looking for new gear, i think it may solve your problem rather than having to wear two bras: http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/womens-activity-running/women-39-s-stow-n-go-ii-a_b-high-impact-sport-bra.html

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    1. I love this!!! Now if only thy made a padded version. Maybe I should put in a request.

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