Thursday, May 24, 2012
To Whom it May Concern
Dear Nike, (or Champion, or Avia, or...)
I am a runner. I don't run marathons or even enter races but I am a faithful, regular, solitary, middle-aged (yikes!) runner. I am requesting that you add a zippered pocket to the front of your jog bras because that's really where I'd like to stash my iPod. It's not small. It's a big, flat iPod touch and I have an arm band for it which is fine in the winter, but when the weather starts to heat up it gets funky and really wet. I don't want to sport a three-inch white arm band tan on my left bicep either. I don't like the belt gadgets (too bulky, uncomfortable) and I haven't found a zippered pocket in a pair of shorts or running pants yet that can accomodate my device, nor do I want the pocket on my posterior where it's hard to access. I currently stash it under the left strap of my jog bras, just under my collar bone. I find I can grab it easily there when I want to switch songs because despite the fact that I create my own playlists they never seem perfect in the moment. There is a bit of slippage with my current method as I start to heat up, but the device stays put for the most part. I tried to run once with my phone in the same spot but it's just too heavy and slid too much and I looked like I had an irregular and oversized pacemaker. It might work though if I had a nifty pocket, then I could run and talk to my husband at the same time, drives him crazy.
Please pardon me if you make such a bra and I just haven't found it yet. Believe me I've looked. And if, after hearing my idea you'd like to add me to your creative team I'd surely be honored.