On our Facebook page yesterday, we stirred up a discussion about high beams (a.k.a. "nipping out," "poking through," "titty hard-on," "THO," and other slang terms that, oddly, we didn't include in the Another Mother Runner Dictionary in the back of Train Like a Mother: How to Get Across Any Finish Line - and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity). Based on an anecdote from a pregnant mother runner, the question was whether or not you'd tell your running partner if her nipples were erect after a sweaty run. Answers ran the gamut from Erika's, "Nipple tape, know lots of ladies that use it. And I don't think it's that big of an issue, so I wouldn't point it out." to Melanie's, "Yes, I would. And if I see a photo with friends where their headlights are up I will not post it." And Scarlett's response of, "I agree with most of the other ladies - why mention it? The great majority of the time, whether you know it or not, there's not much you can do about it."
Frankly, my dear, there is something you can do about it. Say hello to a padded sports bra. In Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity, Dimity was even moved to write an ode to one she sported for post-workout "modesty." In addition to hiding the, um, glare of the inevitable headlights, the padding enhances your silhouette when you run (if you care about such things--we're not judging one way or the other).
Sounds like a good idea, right? So much so that we're giving away five Champion Shape Too Sports Bras. This beauty is so new, it's not even on Champion's sports bra site so we can't hyperlink to it. But let me tell you a few of its nifty features, such as molded, seamless cups (again, for modesty and shape); underwire for extra support; padded hook-and-eye closure for adjustability and comfort; and convertible, adjustable straps. It comes in sizes 34C, D; 36-38C, D, DD; 40D; it's rated for a high level of support. (If this Champion doesn't seem like best option for a winner's breasts, she can choose a different style.)
For a chance to win, tell us whether or not you'd point out to your running partner if her "headlights" were on or not before you walked into a public place. Or, perhaps, you'd just let her know that a padded Champion sports bra can eradicate the problem.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States. It begins on 7/25/12 and ends on 7/31/12; the winner will be announced on 8/4/12. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $46.00 The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.