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Katie

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Spring is here and the weather is becoming very pleasant. I have resumed my biking and running hobbies. I am slowly shedding the weight I gained throughout the winter and during the Covid isolation when I was not very active.

Although I had some breast development at the end of the outdoor season last year, I have much more now. I went from preferring to run with a sports bra to needing a sports bra when I run. A few days ago I did not have a clean sports bra and decided to go running on a local multi-use path sans bra. I was bouncing all over the place. I also had not shaved that day, and between the bouncing chest and the stubbly face I got some stares. It was like they had never seen a bearded lady running before!

With a sports bra to hold things in place, I don't notice my chest too much when running, but with no bra they were hitting my hands as I swung my arms and my hands came up near my chest. And, of course, I could feel every step as they bounced at the bottom of their fall and then began their journey back upward.

Even though many cis women may complain about the way their breasts impact athletic activities, I am happy to finally experience this.
 

TonyaJanelle

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Spring is here and the weather is becoming very pleasant. I have resumed my biking and running hobbies. I am slowly shedding the weight I gained throughout the winter and during the Covid isolation when I was not very active.

Although I had some breast development at the end of the outdoor season last year, I have much more now. I went from preferring to run with a sports bra to needing a sports bra when I run. A few days ago I did not have a clean sports bra and decided to go running on a local multi-use path sans bra. I was bouncing all over the place. I also had not shaved that day, and between the bouncing chest and the stubbly face I got some stares. It was like they had never seen a bearded lady running before!

With a sports bra to hold things in place, I don't notice my chest too much when running, but with no bra they were hitting my hands as I swung my arms and my hands came up near my chest. And, of course, I could feel every step as they bounced at the bottom of their fall and then began their journey back upward.

Even though many cis women may complain about the way their breasts impact athletic activities, I am happy to finally experience this.
Even my tiny boobs need support when exercising. Ran just a few steps coming back from dumping the trash the other day and it was not pleasant.
 

Linde

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One can get used to them, and no even remember that they are there. I hardly wear a bra at all, and I had to wear one yesterday when going to voice therapy, because I was wearing a very thin shirt on top. What a torture instrument a bra is! And I was wearing the one that I consider most comfortable. After not having worn such a thing for almost 3 weeks before, I was glad that I was home to take the thing off as fast as I could.
Just have the boobs a little longer, and any bouncing will not bother you anymore.


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Linde
 

Katie

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I've been keeping a log of my running and biking on my weightloss thread, but since it's a private group I am going to start copying my running into here as well. Hopefully it will encourage others who want to start running.

I ran 2.6 miles today, and although I am still fat and slow, I'm becoming less fat and less slow. I completed 2.6 miles in 30:49. Well off my pace back in my triathlon days, but I have start the journey back to fitness somewhere.

I also got a new sports bra, and am loving it. It looks like this (no, that's not me in the photo):
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Now I have two sports bras. I think I can get one more I will have enough to keep up with my running and biking between laundry loads.
 

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Run today. 83 degrees and sunny. Felt like a good run. Slower than last time, but still felt good. 2.5 miles in 30:50. A little slower than my last run but I felt stronger and less fatigued.
 

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I'm not aware of nearly as much bouncing on a bike, as compared to running, hence I'm surprised at the need for a good sports bra for bike riding. I don't run often, but when I do, I'm aware of a bit of bouncing that wasn't there prior to hormones, but its not extreme and I haven't yet considered a sports bra. I wish I needed to!
-Kenna
 

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I actually hurt myself running without a bra, as there was a step in the path, and my breasts hit the downwards limit of travel perfectly in time with my foot striking the ground, and it felt like I had torn some tissues, with the pain lasting for a while after. Now this was about 4 years ago, long before HRT when I had bigger moobs than my current breasts. I did learn my lesson about controlling the bounce though!!

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Allie
 

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@Kenna I mountain bike mostly, and that can be very bumpy. I also wear one road biking so that when I am going fast and my shirt is blown tight up against my chest I am not giving passersby a free show.
 
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Katie

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I haven't been keeping up with this thread as much as I have been with my cycling thread. I ran my usual 2.5 miles yesterday, but it started to rain almost as soon as I started. I felt like I was working harder than usual. I don't if it was because I had spent the previous two days on the road eating poorly and not exercising or because I was breathing 100% humidity.

As a bonus, I won the wet t-shirt contest. But it wasn't hard to do when you're the only contestant.
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Kenna

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:giggle:
I wish I could compete!
I've been prevented from most exercise while recovering from toe surgery, but I've now been given the all-clear to anything except jump. :D I'm not much of a runner as If I run regularly I tend to get a wobbly knee, so my most common exercise is brisk walking. Prior to surgery I was doing a 5km (~3mi) walk in my lunch breaks (if it wasn't raining) and a couple of km longer on weekends. I now have to work up to at least that level again and hopefully reverse by weight gain! I managed 5km last night but discovered that the end of one of straightened toes was at risk of a blister on the tip. Given today is cold and wet, I've an additional excuse for giving it time to settle. I should also get my bike going again!
Cheers,
-Kenna
 

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As a bonus, I won the wet t-shirt contest. But it wasn't hard to do when you're the only contestant.
This is true, but only if you also have something to show ... and you certainly do!
Your front view is understating "the facts" quite profoundly, as I can now see! ;)
 
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