Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a (peanut butter) wonderful start!
I had a nearly-empty jar of almond butter, so I made Almond Joy-flavored Overnight Oats in a Jar last night for breakfast this morning. In the mix: rolled oats, chia seeds, cottage cheese, sliced almonds, almond milk, shredded coconut, and coconut extract. De-lic-ious!
After breakfast, I headed out for a 4-mile run. It’s a good thing I didn’t wait because it ended up pouring all morning long. I’m glad I ran when I did!
- Mile 1: 8:17
- Mile 2: 8:15
- Mile 3: 7:58
- Mile 4: 7:47
Total: 32:21 (8:05 pace)
I have no idea where this sudden speed is coming from, but I’m gonna go with it. I honestly can’t believe I’m running miles in the 7:00’s. I’ve come a long way in the past two years!
Those speedy miles were definitely a highlight of this morning’s run, but even more so was wearing a single sports bra for it. That’s right, I wore just ONE sports bra during my run. I actually don’t think I’ve ever run without doubling up on them. If you’re a long-time reader of CNC, you know this is a huge deal because I’m SUPER picky when it comes to sports bras because I can never find ones that fit properly. I also like a lot of support when I run, so for as long as I can remember, I’ve worn a Tata-Tamer + Old Navy sports bra for my runs, which works great, but, of course, is two sports bras and not one, so I am really excited about this new sports bra.
Introducing: The Champion Shape Scoop Sports Bra! This baby really works and it’s not ugly!
Awhile back, the folks from Champion sent me a link to their new Sports Bra Website, which included a “Bra Finder” that allows you to search for a sports bra based on your own personal preferences (style & bra size) and activity level (medium, high, maximum). I had never seen anything like this for sports bras, so I tried it out.
I ended up being matched with the Champion Shape Scoop Sports Bra. It had underwire cups (something I’ve never tried in a sports bra before) and adjustable straps, so it definitely had potential, so I asked the Champion people if I could try it out, and last week I received one in the mail for free to test.
As soon as I put on the Shape Scoop Sports Bra, I knew it was a winner. My tatas weren’t going anywhere and it didn’t give me a uniboob, which is something I absolutely hate about sports bras. Uniboobs are the worst. They look weird and feel incredibly uncomfortable, especially when running. I avoid them at all costs.
The Champion Shape Scoop Sports Bra was super comfortable and held everything in place during my run today. It didn’t move around or chafe either. I’m a huge fan of this sports bra, and I’m still amazed I could wear it by itself on a run—first one ever!
After my run, I did some errands and then headed home for lunch. On the menu: turkey, red onion, and mustard wrap with roasted Brussels sprouts on the side.
A little while later, I whipped up a smoothie with a frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, and almond milk. It was quite delicious!
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite brand/kind of sports bra?