nowhere to run

It’s true — you can’t run away from your problems. 

I know this because every time I take off running, I find a million little things wrong. 

Problems I didn’t even know I had —

Until I started running.

My keys are making a clanking sound.  An extremely irritating sound — one that  can be heard over my iPod. 

And my god, my sock is slipping.  Now I can feel my shoe rubbing against the spot where my sock should be.  Ughhh.

Why oh why can they not make a sports bra that actually works?   This is cruel. 


It may even be biologically justifiable for me to quit right now and never bounce another mile.  I mean, do you think it’s a coincidence that most of the women running by me have figures that are closer to men’s than —


Ok, now I’m whining.  I know.

But still —

The new arm band for my nano is completely stable — jiggle resistant.

There’s just gotta be a better mouse trap — er — bra strap.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

2 thoughts

  1. Julie, Is this your writing? Are you an avid runner? No wonder you look so damn good! I totally have a sports bra that is awesome. I have a small business fitting women for bras. I wore mine today@! It was great. Let me know if you want to have a bra fitting or if you just wanna order a sports bra.

  2. Yes this is my writing. I am a writer. Not a runner :) Yet.

    The right bra could be just what is needed to convert me!

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