I have learned a lot since I have started running about what works and what doesn’t. At first I thought I would pass out on the course without my own hydration in hand but later on I realized that I would be fine. I also realized that my running experience being a thick girl is completely different from someone who is uh, not so thick. I had to learn and adjust pretty quickly and there are three things that I am sure every curvy girl needs when running.
Must Have Running Gear For Curvy Girls
FlipBelt – When I first started running I was stuffing my phone, keys, fuel and MORE all in my sports bra and in my pants. I did so because there is so much um, real estate, but after a while it becomes really uncomfortable. Instead I purchased a FlipBelt which held all of the above items and more. Unlike a lot of running belts, the FlipBelt stays right on your waist (as long as you get the right size!)
Squat Proof Pants – This one is a biggie! I have tons of workout clothes–so much it really is the largest collection of clothes that I have. I have pants, capris and shorts from all kids of designers and I know which ones past the squat test and which ones don’t. There is nothing more uncomfortable than going out for a run and giving the neighborhood a show because your pants won’t stay secure on your waist. If you buy new pants and you try them on, be sure to do the squat test. Squat 4-5 times and if the top of the pants comes down AT ALL then you can’t use those pants to run in. Some days its hard enough getting out for a run who wants to constantly adjust as well?
A really good sports bra – Those of us with more on top have to work a little harder to keep the jiggle to a minimum. Personally I have been through a million sports bras, some with barely any support, some with too much support (uniboob anyone?) but it is super important to find a bra that works for you. My favorite sports bra is actually made by Mizuno and I randomly picked it up because it was on sale at my favorite running shop.
Did I leave anything off the list? What is the ONE thing you need to have on your run?