Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gracie's Gear Review

I apologize in advance to my male readers. This post is all about boobs and sports bras. Oh, wait, that probably means you'll like it more (Yea I'm looking at you Glaven.)

You may have remembered that at the race expo for the National Half Marathon, I met Gracie from gracie's gear who very graciously gave me on of her sports bras to test out and review here.

Before I wrote the review I wanted to make sure that I had gotten in a few runs with it. Since I wore it on Tuesday night's group run as well as to teach yoga the other day and a few other things, I feel like I can review it fairly.

First thing's first. The color blue is awesome. It's got a pocket on the front that was big enough to fit my iPod nano and could be used to hold a house key or perhaps a small cell phone (though I didn't try that.)

I was a little nervous at first about putting my iPod on my chest because things tend to bounce a bit there and I wasn't sure how that would work. Turns out I didn't even know the iPod was there. Score one for the bra.

As far as fit, it comes up higher in the front than a few of my other sports bras, which was a plus for me being a bit more ummm well-endowed than other of my running friends.

I was borderline between a medium and large and I guessed medium because I wanted a snugger fit. I probably could have gone with the large and been OK too. If you're unsure, you can check Gracie's size chart.

Overall, the bra was comfortable, kept certain bounce-y parts in place and was awesome for holding my iPod. Thanks to Gracie for letting me do this test.

If you're interested, check out her site. She sells more than just sports bras.

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I didn't end up going on tonight's group run at the running store. I was wiped out when I got home from work so I just made dinner and curled up in bed to catch up on Lost. 

Jillian's 30 Day Shred came in the mail yesterday, so like the rest of blogland, I'll be working that into my routine soon.

13 comments:

I Run for Fun said...

Nice review. I might check out some of her gear.

Jess said...

Thanks for the review! I might go check out her selection since my sweater puppies are getting a little too big for my present running bras!

lindsay said...

these tops (bras or not) are such a great idea, even if just for longer training runs so you can carry some emergency items. great review and glad it's working well for you!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

nice review!

Erin said...

That bra sounds awesome! Is it strange that I usually tuck my iPod INTO my bra? (yes) Might have to check it out when I'm back in the States.

D10 said...

Glad the ipod pocket worked out well.

Wes said...

I's gonna say, I'm all into boobs ;-)

Annette said...

Interesting idea with the pocket in front. I think I'd be more likely to do something small like a key, but very cool!

Jamie said...

that sounds pretty cool. I love hidden pockets!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

(Yea I'm looking at you Glaven.)

Look all you want sister, I'll never notice, because I'm not looking at you. At least, not at your eyes.

me being a bit more ummm well-endowed than other of my running friends

ZOMG!1! You're pneumatic, like Xenia! Teh Pneumatic Jess!1! Woo-hoo!

kept certain bounce-y parts in place

I don't like the fact that this bra kept your bouncy-bouncies from doing what God intended, viz.; Go Bouncy-Bouncy.

Plus, what's the deal with putting a iPod in the way of the ... um ... view? AND DON'T PUT A CELL PHONE IN THER, EITHER!1!

I am angry at your sports bra, sister! It owes me and all men an apology!

RunToFinish said...

I have the yellow one, which I think will be good for long runs once I'm all healed up.

You know I keep saying I'm going to buy jillian...but I haven't, I just let her yell at me on tuesdays

Shoshanah said...

I love the pocket! Such a smart idea!

X-Country2 said...

That blue is pretty sweet. Great score!

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