I peed my pants

This might be TMI but I am okay with that…it might help someone else!http://lux-standart.ru

As a lot of middle aged moms out there may know, any sort of jumping or running or sneezing for that matter MAY result in peeing your pants. This was one of my main “Can’t’s” to overcome with running.

Wasn’t it bad enough that running made my body hurt or made me gasp and feel like I would die from a shortage of oxygen? Wasn’t it bad enough that I had to argue, not only with my body but…even worse with those voices in my head mocking me? On top of ALL of that I had to worry about PEEING myself?

I think this is an issue that many of us face but would rather not talk about. Who wants to admit to peeing themselves? I didn’t. Its embarassing. I felt like maybe I was the ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD having this problem. After talking to several other ladies, I realized this is a REALLY common issue.

I would like to report that as I just (wo)maned up and ran regardless, something wonderful happened…the issue went away. I assume with time and continued running all SORTS of muscle have been improving. I am guessing thats a good thing 😉

(related post –  Strenghten your Core AND your Pelvic Floor| Kegel WHO?)

For some people, it is a bigger issue and not one that will just go away. If you feel its impeding  (I almost typed that impeeding HA!) your activity, I encourage you to see a doctor.

I AM curious do boys have this problem?

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses to I peed my pants

  1. You’re wonderful Hope for bring up a topic that impact so many.

    I’m sure there are a few out there who just breathe a sigh of “someone understands”.

    Keep it up! – T

  2. Brianna Nash says:

    LOL! Sorry, but I know I had this fear after having my son. I can’t say I’ve actually pee’d myself though.

  3. Ha! I though, am I reading this right? Takes guts to tackle the “shhhh” issues! Great post!

  4. I LOL’d when I read this, this AM. Just getting back on the computer now. I am in my late 20s and have had this issue when running. But I admit I haven’t done it long term enough to make it “better” Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ruby Uhart says:

    I was laughing before I even got through the title ,lol. Great post!

  6. coachsanto says:

    This is one of the most down to earth posts I have ever seen. Good for you for putting it out there. I think you just made a lot of people feel a lot better.

    • Hope says:

      Thanks, Heather! Its awful that people NEED to feel so embarrassed about something so common. If more people talked about it, maybe they would realize they aren’t alone!

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