Kelly the Culinarian: The Sports Bra Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Sports Bra Challenge

This morning, I completed my last workout prior to my triathlon Sunday. I also rocked my first shirtless workout.

I was looking forward to the Sports Bra Challenge, but I was also anxious. I got up at my regularly early time and hit the road for an easy 30-minute loop before work. I run along a busy road and wondered what would happen.

People might have stared.

I didn't care.

Because I don't run for them. I run for me. My body isn't perfect, but it can run.

After the first mile, I forgot that I was running in just the mi-bra sans shirt. The mi-bra has a pocket for your cell phone, so I just zoned out to my music hands-free without all the cords wrapping around my arms. As I rocked out to Kelly Clarkson, I stopped wondering if the drivers were staring at me because I'm shirtless or because they were impressed that I'm so fast. A girl can dream, right?

It was a liberating experience. I felt like an athlete, regardless of what jiggled or who stared.

Carolina, the creator of mi-bra, wants everyone out there to feel as free as I did this morning. She's super excited to partner with me on this challenge and even interviewed me for Web site. She will donate $5 from each mi-bra sold to the S.E.A.K foundation, which has the goal of empowering people to feel strong and beautiful in their own skin. Please enter the coupon code “SBC” at checkout, so we can keep track of the sales attributed to this amazing cause. But, if you want to win a mi-bra, here's your chance!


To win, leave a comment about how running makes you feel. I'll pick a winner at random at 6 p.m. central time next Thursday. Want bonus entries? Sure!
  • E-mail me a photo of you participating in the Sports Bra Challenge. Leave a separate comment.
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Good luck!

34 comments:

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

Running makes me feel at peace. At peace with me and who I am and what I am on the given day. I LOVE to run. And I want that bra!

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

I follow you on FB.

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

I follow you on Twitter & just tweeted about your giveway. :o)

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

I follow the blog via email.

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

I just facebooked about the giveaway via the TooTallFritz FB page.

6 Pack Momma said...

Running makes me feel just about everything. Happy, sad, thoughtful, angry, disappointed. Running helps bring out so many emotions. I love when I feel powerful and/or like I'm the best runner in the world, like Kara Goucher ain't got nothing on me. You did say FEEL, didn't mean it was true : )

6 Pack Momma said...

I subscribed to your blog via email : )

6 Pack Momma said...

I now follow you on facebook : )

6 Pack Momma said...

I posted about this giveaway on my personal page & my blog (She Runs Everywhere) page.

Run with Jess said...

Running makes me HAPPY! It relieves daily stresses and worries and brings me back to focus on what is REAL and PRIORITY. <3
I'm still in search of the perfect sports bra - would love to try this!

Run with Jess said...

I added your blog into my Google Reader.

Run with Jess said...

I now follow you on Twitter @RUNwJESS

Run with Jess said...

I liked you on FB too.

mylifeslist said...

Running makes me feel...like I can do things I didn't think I could do! And that's something I've tried to carry over into every aspect of my life.

mylifeslist said...

I subscribed to your blog!

mylifeslist said...

I am following you on FB!

Joyelle said...

I follow you on FB

Joyelle said...

I subscribe to your blog

kilax said...

Way to go with running topless! :) It was not hot enough for me today, but I am keeping it in mind for this weekend.

Running makes me feel a lot of ways. Good, but challenged.

I need a bra that holds my phone. Right now I put in between my boobs. People find that to be really funny for some reason.

ErikaS said...

Running makes me feel free!

ErikaS said...

I subscribed to your blog.

ErikaS said...

I liked you on Facebook, too.

ErikaS said...

Liked you on facebook.

Tiffany said...

I am new to running but I like the way you can focus on yourself and tune out the world.

Amanda said...

I like running because for me, it's challenging and even when it's really hard and I'm really slow...afterward I feel a sense of accomplishment!

Amanda said...

I like you on fb

Amanda said...

I follow your blog via email

Unknown said...

Running makes me feel like I'm a slow, heavy, out of shape person. With shin splints.

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

Running makes me feel happy! The stress of the world seems to melt away. :)

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

I already subscribe to your blog.

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

I follow you on twitter.

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

I like you on FB

Kelly @ Running Kellometers said...

I also shared this on the Running Kellometers FB page.

The Merrion Family said...

Running makes me thankful. I have been blessed with the ability to run, walk, jump, twist, turn and flip. Every time I want to quit or by body just hurts, I think about how lucky I am to have my health (and my legs!) and the ability to run.