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OK girls - how many do you have?

I was just putting away some laundry and for a kick I counted how many sports bras I own... 33.

Some of them I don't really wear but still.
I know I have a bit (ha!) of a compulsion issue and it seems this is just more proof!

Fri. Apr 13, 8:50pm

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i think i have 6. one for everyday i workout in the week.

33 is a lot. you might want to get ride of the excess bras. it might make your closest feel lighter and thus motivate you to make your body lighter too?

sorry if that was presumptuous!

Friday, April 13, 2007, 9:04 PM

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1. Kinda wash it in the shower every time, then dried with my gym towels, then washed on the third day... I absolutely hate the damn thing- I only wear it when running. I'm quite proud of my rack, and having it all squished flat is not so aesthetically pleasing. However as a D cup, I'm not running without it...

Shoes on the other hand... don't even get me started.

Friday, April 13, 2007, 11:24 PM

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12 sports bras and 6 regular ones - enough to keep me going 2 weeks in case I don't get around to the laundry in a timely fashion.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 12:09 AM

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Never thought about this. I have 9. For some reason my gran sends a couple every Christmas. I'm grateful now, but this is the frst Christmas I've been into fitness at all. Before it was more a case of wearing them because nothing else fit over the jugs. Now I use them as god intended.

Wow. 33. I know it's been asked before elsewhere, but surely you have some tips on a good make?

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 4:11 AM

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5 pull-over racer-back bras
5 pull-over racer-back tanks
2 moisture-wicking underwire bras
1 moisture-wicking underwire racer-back

this seems to be the perfect amount for me. i probably have 33 pr of athletic socks though. i find "boys XL" fit my feet better than womens.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 6:52 AM

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3 Enell sports bras (but with 11 hooks, I think of them as sports corsets) - I wear each one twice and do laundry on my day off from the gym.

To Ms. 33-sports-bras: I read that a guideline for # of wearings per sports bra is 100 before it needs to be replaced. So if you're looking to cull your collection, maybe this will help you figure out where to start.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 12:42 PM

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OP here...

Thanks for all the responses on this topic!

I started my collection really just trying to find some that I like. I have no "rack" and HATE the flattened out chest as much as anyone.
So I keep searching for the perfect bra...

...I have the cheapie no real support ones that are ok for no impact stuff (and I use them for working out in the yard under a tshirt too)
...a bunch that are good for walking or other aerobic type stuff but not running (and they're a little bit padded so they don't flatten me out which I like)
...and lately I've been searching for good running bras. I actually like the c9 ones I got from target. since I'm not big, they give me enough support.
...then there are all the ones I wore maybe once or twice and just don't care for but I keep them because... I don't know why I keep them!

And you know I'm glad to see that not everyone washes them after every wearing! That's how I started out but realized how gross they really can get so I now have enough that I only have to wear once before washing.

Oh - and to the "shoe" person and "sock" person... I am just as bad in those areas... maybe I'll have to start another thread!

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 1:04 PM

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i have at least 20, and my bust has shrunk so much, that i can't keep up w/ buying new ones all the time-sometimes i have to double up if i'm running just to keep it comfortable!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 2:51 PM

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Hmm, I only have one that I don't even wear. I wear 2 different bras instead (not my everyday bras) But I also have small boobs so I don't really require that much support. 33 seems like a huge amount, with that you could workout everyday of the month and not do laundry, kind of gross if you think about it. I think for those who actually use and or need a sports bra 5 or 6 seems like plenty.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 3:09 PM

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OP here again...

to 3:09 - Why do you think it's "gross" to have enough to wear for a month without having to wash them?
Most of them are supposed to be washed in the delicate cycle and I don't have many other things that require the same cycle so it's a waste of energy for me to run the washer with just a couple of bras in it.
Isn't it more gross to wear the same one multiple times before washing it? Especially when I usually work out for at least an hour a day... and work up quite a sweat.

Saturday, April 14, 2007, 4:54 PM

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