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Running and (ahem) leaking

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EmmaGellerGreen Thu 07-Apr-16 10:11:12

I've been running for over a year now and really enjoying it. I always wear a pad and tend to leak a few drops or so at the start of a run, nothing more than that. I have always run in the mornings until yesterday.

I went running with a few people in the evening. Had a drink 2 hours before. I leaked a lot, very significant more than ever before.

Any words of wisdom about why this may have happened and what I can do differently? I wonder if running later, my PF is "tired" after the day? I swam in the afternoon, could that impact. I am now doing pf exercises like a possessed person!

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 08-Apr-16 18:23:24

Oh dear, just me then. blush

ThisWasCrownjewel Fri 08-Apr-16 18:26:13

Bumping for you Emma - no advice I'm afraid, but keen to restart running after 2 big babies in 18mths so I wouldn't mind hearing other people's tips for dealing with this, as in pretty sure it'll happen to me too.

RJnomore1 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:28:26

Are you sure it's leaking and not sweat?

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:30:17

Pilates. Enough said.

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 08-Apr-16 18:30:43

Sadly not sweat! It wasn't full on bladder disaster and sure not noticeable to anyone else but perplexing after all this time.

cherrytree63 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:32:17

Is it possible that it's not urine, but water from the pool? Sometimes if I've wallowed in the bath I have a bit of a flood afterwards (slack Alice blush)!
I've lately had a bit of urge incontinence in the mornings , but I'm post menopausal so I suppose mine is age related, but I'm careful not to drink too much before I run.

SerenityReynolds Fri 08-Apr-16 18:32:53

Keep doing the pelvic floor exercises regularly, though they can take a few months to show significant improvements. They do work however. Sadly, running is never going to be fantastic for your pf, so the exercises are vital.

RJnomore1 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:32:58

Ah it's just I get rather sweaty which is not very nice as a topic either 😕 sorry

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 08-Apr-16 18:37:43

Thank you. Still PF-ing like crazy, parkrun tomorrow.....

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