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Running and bladder control!

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Pancaker Thu 11-May-17 21:28:17

I had a great run this morning but when I finished (10k in c. 1 hr) I really needed a wee, but I couldn't hold it in. I am so embarrassed but I pretty much wet myself! Thank goodness I was wearing dark shorts and no one could seeblush. I have 2 DC, youngest is 2, and I have never had it this bad before (although I did try skipping a few weeks back and had a similar 'leakage' problem). Can anyone recommend exercises to strengthen my bladder, should I be looking at all that pelvic floor stuff I should have done when I was pregnant?

feetheart Wed 17-May-17 23:40:02

Definitely pelvic floor! Dig out those exercises and start doing them again.
I think it happens far more than people realise as it's not talked about is it?
Doesn't usually happen to me when I'm just out for a run but it's a different matter if I'm in a race - nervous tension and going faster than normal may not help!

LadyB49 Wed 17-May-17 23:43:45

Caffeine and fizzy drinks can irritate the bladder as can citrus fruits and tomatoes. I avoid those fruits and only drink fruit tea.

Pelvic floor exercises and a Tena Lady if you're unsure smile

reallyneedmoresleep Thu 18-May-17 22:09:44

Cut out caffeine before you run, make an appointment with a women's health physio and download the squeezy app on your phone.
I couldn't run 3k without wetting myself but now up to 10k.
Squeeze 2-3-4-5..........

cherrytree63 Fri 19-May-17 09:36:45

Definitely cut out coffee if you drink it before running. I always run in the mornings when I have the most energy and motivation, but my bladder seems to go into overdrive emptying after sleeping. Add a cup of coffee and as soon as my feet hit the ground I'd be bursting!
Now I have a cup of tea when I wake up and save the coffee for post run.

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