Are you a lady? Do you run? Do you know about sports-bras and other lady things? Help!
So my question is twofold:
1) I need a sports bra. I'm a 34GG, UK size. I currently have a Freya Active bra which is a 36FF, bought last year when I last tried Couch 2 5K, which doesn't seem to be supporting me properly now. I also had a Shock Absorber 36G (I think) which I bought before then and wasn't great - I couldn't fit my FFs into the regular bra size I take. What bras are good for running? Should I start with my regular size, or a different one? Where do you tend to go? There is a small branch of Bravissimo, a small John Lewis and a Debenhams where I'm going to be this weekend - where would you start?
2) How do you run when you have heavy periods? I have an IUD, so I get painful, very heavy periods that used to leak onto clothing until I got used to dealing with them. (I realise the ultimate solution is to have it taken out, but for a bunch of reasons irrelevant to this question it isn't happening for at least six months.) I am, however, worried that I'm going to stain my shorts. I'm going to be on week 2 or 3 of C25K by the time Aunt Flo comes back, so I'm not going to be running long distances, but I still want to be absolutely sure I keep my dignity. Is it best to skip a week at that point, or are there ways of ensuring things work properly? I will probably be running in a pair shorts.
Any help that might lead to me minimising excuses not to go would be great!