I know what you are probably thinking. You are either thinking A) Bitch, it's just a bra, chill or B) Haven't you been training for a 5K for almost 2 months - what in the hell have you been doing with your breasticles?
I'll start with B. My breasts have basically been freewheeling the last couple of months. I was silly and I thought I could fashion the necessary support using a bra and a snug crop top. Huge mistake! As I picked up speed, the chafing became unbearable and my boobs looked like two ferrets dancing across my chest. It was time to bring the professionals in.
On to A. Listen, there is no such thing as just a bra when your cup size is 30J. The sports bras you find in most sports retailers are done in dress sizes which doesn't work for me and when they do come in bra sizes they normally only go up to a H cup at best. So you have to understand my excitement when I found one that actually fit.
I got the Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber at Bravissimo in a 32HH. It's not the perfect fit but my boobs are contained and when I took it for a spin, I was able to complete my run without worrying about what my breasts were getting up to. If you are like me and have a lot more going on up top, I would highly recommend skipping sports stores and going to a specialist like Bravissimo. The ladies in there were really patient with me and understood what I needed from my sports bra. I feel more confident and more like a proper runner. It's the little things people!