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Thanks for this post! I'll also check out the Diva Cup, I can't run with anything, it's uncomfortable and tampons don't stay in!! As for working out monthly I usually don't run the 1st 2 days or make it a short one or do some other kind of workout.
Thanks ladies for your input!
And DANILYNNG, I'm going to check out the Diva Cup...
I posted this same question on the Runner Girls United team, and I was steered to the Diva Cup.
I am so thankful to the woman who told me to try this! Best.Thing. Ever. I love it to pieces, and I'll never go back to tampons. I even used it to run my 2nd 5K - I was cramping, and miserable, but my skirt stayed dry and stain free, so really, isn't that all that matters?
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I had a hysterectomy a number of years ago, so I don't have that problem currently. I know you hate the feeling of pads, but if it gives you peace of mind during a run try them with the tampons to feel protected. There are a lot of thinner ones out there. I had 5 kids, and sometimes when running where there are no bathrooms and no bushes I worry about leaking a little urine. Especially in a race. So I wear an incontinence pad although I don't like them, but it helps me feel more secure so it works for me. I had some left from when my mom was alive and I use them. When they run out I will by some more. Even though it's annoying, the peace of mind not to have to worry about whatever kind of spots on the clothes is definitely worth it!
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I have never run but I had done some research about it. I always had a question that should I do exercise or not when my period is on (specially strength exercise because of all the moves). All the topic said yes do the exercise but it depends how you want to do it. You should not push yourself too hard on these days. If you are running then give yourself a break for 2 or 3 days whatever is your (heavy) period time. Try to change it to walk. If you still want to run then dark color clothes will be fine (i guess). It will also help you with cramps. I usually take 2nd day off because I just don't want to do anything that day. I am happy that I don't have that symptoms after continue doing exercise for 6 month. I am planning to start running from this month so i am going to follow this step when I have my period on. Good Luck with it
Some of the dry weave pads aren't so bad. I make certain I have double coverage when I'm doing anything "physical" - tampon and pad.
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OK, ladies, here's a question. What do you do when running with your period?
Historically, I have used it as an excuse NOT to run, but don't want to do that anymore. Basically, here is my fear/concern. Leaking through to my clothes and then you have that lovely spot so EVERYONE knows... I wear tampons because I hate that diaper feeling. And leaking while running is still something I'm concerned about. Advice? Tips? Tricks?
What about cramps? Tips / tricks for dealing with the period associated cramps WHILE you are running?
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