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Giant Wet Granny Panties

Ew.  Bet you didn’t even want to click on this post, didya?  🙂

Today, I woke up super early and I actually had enough time to get in both my long swim and a thirty-minute hill interval run before work.  I was excited. Usually, I’m awake and running out the door, losing time with each second, and figuring what has to “give” so I can make it to work on time, and maybe put on mascara too.

Well, as I unpacked my bag, grabbed my goggles, I realized that I forgot my sports bra for my run… crapola!!!! And I have more than enough time to run today!  Bollocks. 

I was having flashbacks to the time I brought the Expert’s pants to the gym...


Long ago I quit wearing underwear when I run… but as for the sports bra… I can’t get away with running sans boulder-holder.  So I resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be running.  BUT… as I was swimming, though… it occurred to me that I was actually wearing a sports bra, of sorts—my swimsuit.

So I swam my 3800 meters, which was a complete butt-buster and took me slightly longer than I thought…  so I scrambled to the locker room, dried off quickly.

Then I proceeded to pull on my gray, stretchy capris and shirt… over my wet swimsuit... and then my socks and shoes.  And I just traipsed my big ole buns right over to the treadmills.

And I pitied the fools who ran behind me…

Because I was rocking out…. not only a giant panty line… but a giant wet one.  Hair dripping wet, running at a 5% incline, huffing and puffing, wet butt all poking out and jiggling—-and looking like one of the best hot mess versions of myself…ever…


Between the very difficult swim, the ridiculous outfit, and the even more difficult three miles of hill intervals… it goes down as one of the best workouts ever.


Well, because for the first time, I truly cared more about getting the workout done than what I looked like getting it done.  I mean, I usually don’t care much anyway.  But to run in my wet swimsuit? The wet gray pants? With a HUGE “panty” line?  I mean, yes, triathletes would “get” it if they saw me (“Oh, she just swam and clearly forgot her sports bra!”) … but just the average Joes and Janes at Life Time Fitness? They were grossed out… I could see it… (“Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at her butt… it’s just so big…”)

And I didn’t care!!!

In fact, I felt like giggling the whole time.  I listened to my Katy Perry (don’t judge) and I ran like a child… free, sweating and not a care in the world… at least for those thirty minutes.

Liberating.  Gosh I love this sport (and these three people, below)…

IMG_8930That is all.

Oh wait… nope, it’s not all. Some of you asked for my “Power Breakfast” recipe from this post yesterday.  It’s easy as pie (because I really don’t cook).


3 pieces of gluten-free bread (I like the one from Trader Joe’s)
1 egg, whole, beaten with dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg
10-12 chopped almonds
1/2 banana, sliced
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. flax oil
Approx. 550 calories—but perfect before a long ride or run!

Instructions: Heat up a pan/griddle over medium heat.  Dip the bread in the egg mixture and place in hot pan. Cook each side about 4-5 minutes, until egg is cooked and bread is crunchy. Plate and top with almonds, banana slices. Drizzle honey and flax oil over top. Slice it up and chow down.


  • Becky

    February 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Love it! I’ve gotten to the gym after work with no sports bra, a black regular bra, and a white t shirt. I worked out, and it was the only time men have ever tried to hit on me at the gym. Apparently nothing says interested like a black bra under a white shirt!

  • TriBabe Terry

    February 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    LOVE THIS! I know the feeling when you need to get the workout in and what you brought to wear isn’t the best choice. I’ve done the swim in my bra, shirt and workout shorts as I forgot my suit.

    BTW, I think you meant to say the love the 4 people below (you need to remember to love you too).

  • Bobbie

    February 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    THIS was meant for me to hear today.
    I realized when I arrived at the office (I run after work from there) that I had everything neatly and carefully packed except for my bra. Sans-bras is NOT an option for me.
    Lunch on the go and a trip to the local sporting-goods store and we are in like Flynn for tonight’s training run.
    Let’s hope the reain holds off, because I’m going either way!
    Great job today – there’s no one more creative than a mom in a pickle!

  • Linda Hicks

    February 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Told you so!! I forget stuff all the time. You just have to make due with what’s available and you could have walked if there wasn’t enough support in your suit top. I tell my seniors that there aren’t very many good excuses to not workout.
    You should have had someone take a photo of your wet buns. That must have been quite the site!! Thanks for a great laugh today.

  • Heidi

    February 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Look how trim you look in that picture!!!! The hard work is paying off – and showing – mentally and physically. You go girl – in your granny panties. 🙂

  • Brad

    February 19, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I love your posts. This one was especially funny but inspiring. Get it done without worry of what we look like. Who the heck cares right? We do not do this for others it is for us. Great job!

  • Big AL

    February 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    “but just the average Joes and Janes at Life Time Fitness? They were grossed out… I could see it… (“Oh. My. Gawd. Becky, look at her butt… it’s just so big…”)” I can’t resist pointing out more negative self-talk here! Actually, I sincerely doubt that anyone at the gym, including the average Joes and Janes, cared one whit about what you looked like on the tradmill. They were probably all too busy worrying about their workouts and what everyone was thinking about them to worry about you. Really. Just sayin’. :o)

  • marisa

    February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    So funny,
    I have done assorted, not having the ‘right’ gear train in especially when it comes to ‘boulder support’. My fav is Victoria Secret push up bra because you know how important it is to have cleavage when you train…ha


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