It’s Friday and I officially hit 38 weeks today. I can’t believe we get to meet our little girl so soon! Did this pregnancy feel like it went by fast to you or like it dragged on forever?! I am really excited to talk to you today about something that isn’t ever talked about on running blogs but it should be because there is a perfect solution available! It’s time to start running without any worries!
This post is sponsored by Finess!
The other day while I was on a run with my sister she coughed and exclaimed a few seconds afterwards with a huge smile on her face, ‘THAT IS THE FIRST TIME EVER.’ I was a little confused and then she explained to me that it was the first time she had coughed while running since having kids without peeing her pants:)
I was very happy about this new milestone for her… All thanks to Finess!
Let’s rewind a few years ago to my sister’s and my life together.
First, can we all agree that my sister completely mastered the Jennifer Aniston hairstyle from the 1990’s?! They were practically twins.
Second, she has been my best friend since day 1. I like to fool myself into thinking that I was her best friend too during her high school and college years;).
My sister is why I started running! I wish we had a sweet running picture together from the good ol’ days when I was 12 and running the streets of Utah together but it turns out that back then I didn’t take 40 selfies of myself a day. Instead, I’ll include these two photos from my mom’s photo albums.
I remember after my sister had her first baby we would be out on a run together and a mile or two into the run she would borrow my sweatshirt to tie around her waist because she was embarrassed about peeing her pants a little bit while we were out. So, I’ve known about this struggle that MANY women experience since I was young but it is definitely not something that is talked about enough—> bladder leaks.
1 in 4 women experience bladder leaks when they exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze! There are a lot of women that experience this so why in the world are we not talking about this more?!
I struggle with this problem during pregnancy (when my bladder is smashed by a baby and I lose all control) and who knows how things will go after I have this baby but I wanted to share what my sister and I think about Finess and how it has helped us!
Time to hear from my sister!
Hi! This is Hungry Runner Sister here. So this usually isn’t a topic I like to discuss with others, let alone the internet ;). But I hope that by sharing my experience, others struggling with this problem will know they aren’t alone. The first time I struggled with this was right after having my first baby. I started running soon after giving birth and I no longer had much control (I guess that’s what happens when you have a baby whose head is in the 90th percentile and they have to use forceps and a vacuum to get him out!). It was embarrassing, and as Janae mentioned she would lend me her sweatshirt to tie around my waist. Well now four more kids later, and thousands of Kegels, I still struggle with bladder leakage while running. Combine the running with a surprise cough or sneeze and I’m a goner. So when Janae told me about this product I was so excited to try it!
Honestly, Finess was so easy to use, it takes just seconds to put on. I loved that I could wear my running tights with Finess and not have a bulky pad showing. The thing I loved best though, was the fact that I could go on a long run and not have to worry once about peeing my pants. I come home completely dry, which has not been the case for the last several years. Seriously if this is a problem for you, you will love this! I didn’t even know that there was a product out there to help women with bladder leakage during exercise until I heard about Finess. Love it!
Janae here again:) I am so excited about Finess because it really has been nice during this last trimester of pregnancy for me to use while running. While I feel like I have to pee every 20 minutes of the day, it is so nice to not have to worry about anything during my runs and to always come home dry! Finess was designed for the active woman and it allows us to run or workout with confidence. Finess stops leaks before they even happen which means there is no odor, no wetness and no embarrassment.
Each Finess Softpatch comes in a little package, it is discreet and it is super easy to place (watch the movie HERE to see how to do it)! I noticed that Finess was there for the first few minutes (because it was something new to me) of my run the first time I tried it but after that I completely forgot it was there because it is so comfortable.
Here is a picture of what the Softpatch looks like:
So, if you are one of the MANY women that struggle with bladder leakage, you now have the perfect solution to take the worry out of your workouts or runs!
We’ve got a lot of things to think about during our runs (pace, mileage, our goals, how our body is feeling, where to run, what to have for breakfast when we get home and so many more things), it is really nice to take bladder problems out of the equation!
***NOW it is your turn to try out Finess! Give it a try and if you aren’t completely satisfied, Finess will refund your money! Tell your running buddy about it or your sister or anyone you know that struggles with this problem and help them out! My sister has thanked me probably 58 times already for finding a way for her to exercise again while staying dry so help yourself or the women in your life. Fitness is HOOKING you up with a coupon code to get 15% off on their website—> use the code HRG15 at checkout:)***
Finess is giving away a one year’s subscription for one person (one 36-pack a month).
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What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Who has a sister? How far apart in age are you? Do you live near each other?
Have any embarrassing moments while out on a run? I WANT TO HEAR… let’s share with each other:)
Ever struggled with this problem!?