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
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.
What are some other great running posts to check out?
Did I leave anything off the list of must have running gear for curvy girls? What is the ONE thing you need to have on your run?
Hi! I’m Nellie. I am a busy mama of three, wife to my high school sweetheart who loves to cook, workout and stay organized! I love to share helpful printables, the best recipes and fitness tips for the modern mom. I strongly believe that every mom can feed their family well, take proper care of themselves and have fun along the way! Read my story.
Get comfortable and be sure to come hang out with me on social. Don’t grab your free fitness journal before you go!