Have we blogged about periods? I feel like someone must have…Sam?
This is making me yearn for menopause! Anyway, as I’m running, swimming and cycling for longer periods of time I’m noticing the advantages of using a Diva Cup to manage the fluid dynamics of an ever unpredictable period. The great thing is, even during longer races or workouts, I don’t need to bring extra supplies, just empty that cup into to johnny-on-the-spot, wash my hands and away I go. Going away for a weekend to run a race, have Diva Cup, will travel!
I’ve also recently become a fan of Lunapanties with their extra absorbent gusset. I’ve had random bladder incontinence walking into work and I can never tell when that will strike. I wear them all the time, they are comfy, look great and help deal with all kinds of moisture issues and they come in sizes that fit me. Heady times.
(Editor’s note: But hey, I have written about incontinence before. See https://fitisafeministissue.com/2013/07/03/peeing-during-workouts-not-just-an-older-womans-issue/)
Does menstruation or bladder stuff impede your workouts? Make you plan a bit differently?