The expiration of the sports bra

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The most eye-popping part of this article about running and training for a half-marathon is this bit:

Ladies, this is also the time to get fitted for a new running bra. Sports bras only last about a year and you should have three in rotation.

Mind. Blown.

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Half my sports bras have been in regular rotation since the Clinton administration. Which means that some of my sports bras are older than many of you kids. Part of me wonders if this is just one more way to get me to spend money to replace an otherwise perfectly functional item, and another part of me delights in an excuse to head to the running store this weekend.

Photo by Francesco Gallarotti.