Why Sports Bras Are More Than a Fashion Statement

Well Well Well is Seattle Met’s regular health and wellness column, covering the sometimes surprising ways we can support our physical, emotional, social, and environmental well-being.

The moment I stepped into the shower after completing my first marathon should have been blissful. Instead, it was agony.

The water droplets felt like tiny knives as they quickly alerted me to the fact that I no longer had skin around my ribcage. Despite spending hours doing research on the best running bra, dropping a pretty penny to buy it, and carefully taping and Body Gliding myself, the chafing had taken its toll over 26.2 miles.

I’ve played sports my whole life, so sports

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