Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First 5K

So my first "official" 5K is still several weeks away.

But I ran 5K this morning!!!!

I hadn't planned it. I was up to 2 miles and I figured I'd run 3 today, but I'd break it up into half mile intervals. But once I got past the first half mile, I felt pretty good and decided to go for 1 mile intervals.

As I neared the end of the first mile, I decided "Why not just run the whole 3.2 miles (5K)" ????

And so I did.

And at the end I didn't feel like I *needed* to stop.

I keep going back to the fortune cookie I opened New Year's Eve 2008/9: "Don't Underestimate Yourself"

I need to remember that.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Went shopping this weekend with Terri and another friend.

I'm a little freaked out b/c I finally did a proper bra fitting. And while I've heard over and over and over that most women are wearing the wrong size bra, I was still shocked to discover that I am a 36D.

I had been wearing a 38B.

Now, I love my breasts. But I've always thought of them as relatively small. They're certainly smaller than most of my friends' or my mom's or my sister's. But not "small" per se. I always thought they were proportional.

I'm mean, yes, I have breasts, but they're not ginormous - barely more than a man-sized hand-full (eh hem...) and I always thought: B-cup. I'm a B-cup.

I certainly never imagined I was a D-cup. I had this image of a D-cup as something really large, but it's not.

It's interesting, really. Several of my friends have had professional fittings and most "boobologists" will tell you that 7 out of 10 women who come in are wearing the wrong size and of those, the majority are wearing too large a band and too small a cup for proper fitting.

So I know it's not just me, but I think there's this general misconception about bra sizes. Most women see the "D" as something "huge" when really it's not. And I would guess that most women out there are larger than D.