On the same general topic of workout gear as last week’s post, I may as well mention sports bras; I bought two yesterday. Okay, they’re just underwear, but I would put them in the category of good new things about the modern world because it wasn’t all that long ago when women did not have them.
Back when it wasn’t as common for girls and women to exercise regularly and be involved in sports, manufacturers thought there wouldn’t be a market for sports bras. Active women just had to get sweaty in their uncomfortable regular bras or do without. And when sports bras were first designed, they weren’t much different from regular bras—sturdier and less frilly, but still not comfortable for a long workout.
Nowadays both the design and the material of sports bras have been greatly improved since the primitive ones we had 20 or 30 years ago. There’s actually a lot of engineering work that goes into creating a modern sports bra. And, they come in cheerful assorted colors too, rather than just looking like plain boring old-fashioned underwear. So I’d say they deserve a little appreciation!
* Good Things is a weekly series featuring the many unexpected joyful things that show up when clutter and stagnation have been cleared away. It’s meant as a reminder that life is always full of happy little surprises, when there’s enough space for them!