Name: Liz MacRae
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Liz has no trouble running a marathon – as long as it’s in France and there’s a glass of wine waiting for her at the finish line.
In fact, this Francophile manages to find time between her career as a Food and Nutrition teacher, her work as a freelance Zumba instructor, her life as a mom, and her various running endeavours to visit France every six weeks.
It was in France where she ran her first-ever marathon in September 2016, Bordeaux ‘s Marathon du Medoc.
“It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done: 26.2 miles (42.2 km), 30° C degree (86° F) heat, 22 wine stops and one fancy dress costume, but ‘the girls’ stayed in place, thanks to the Būband.”
Liz, who wears a 34G bra said, she ran her first half marathon before discovering the Būband, and it was anything but enjoyable.
“Nine miles in and the pain was intolerable, not just in the boobs, but above them, across the décolletage. The only relief I could find was to run and hold them. I knew ‘the girls’ needed pinning down to prevent bounce and I started to investigate other bras – so many bras!”
“The only relief I could find was to run and hold them. I knew ‘the girls’ needed pinning down to prevent bounce and I started to investigate other bras.”
When Liz saw an ad for the Būband, she ordered one immediately.
“It came just in time. Because I was running my first-ever marathon, I was concerned about what I was going to do about minimizing impact. When the Būband arrived, I started to wear it to train and I was hooked! It’s comfortable, discreet and – most importantly – stops bounce without restricting breathing or movement. I’d no more think of running without it than I would think of running without the right shoes. It’s an integral part of my run kit.”
“I’d no more think of running without (the Būband) than I would think of running without the right shoes. It’s an integral part of my run kit.”
Liz says the Būband has changed not only the pain she experienced, but also how she perceives herself. Because she is larger chested, she started to believe that long runs weren’t for her while feeling self-conscious along the way.
“Having something as simple yet effective as the Būband has changed all that, and I think more women will benefit from knowing about it.”
Up next? Liz will be running both the half and full marathons in Paris, where she says she’ll save the wine until the end of the race…
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