After I had my daughter anytime I would go for a run I would end up peeing myself. It wasn’t a lot but it was enough that it made me not want to run anymore. I was to embarrassed to think I needed bladder protection products. I always figured those were just for older people in nursing homes. I tried to just use pantie liners that were made for your period but they never seemed to work right. I was at the point were if I started to leak I would stop running and just walk the rest of the way back.
I had this amazing group of mommy runners I would meet with once a week to go for a run. After our runs we would let the kids play at the playground while we all got to have some adult conversation. Well one day the dreaded topic of pee came up. I was too embarrassed to say anything. I just kind of stood there and listened in amazement. These other moms just didn’t care anymore about their bladder problems. Its something that just happens so they learned how to deal with it. They were sharing stories about how they used to have full accidents after a race because they were not using the right products. To hid their problems they would take a bottle of water and pour it all over themselves so they looked wet from the water not from peeing themselves.
After I realized how many people go through the same thing I have to it didn’t seem so embarrassing. I am not embarrassed to go buy my tampons so I shouldn’t be when I am buying my poise liners. I had no clue what I would need so I want to Walmart to see what they carried. I was surprised how many different options they had when it came to the poise products. They have Poise microliners, liners or new 3-drop thin-shape pads. It depends on the level of absorbency you needed which product you will use. Everything is kept right in the feminine care aisle with all the products you need for your period. So even if you still feel embarrassed people would just think you are in that aisle getting some tampons.
Now that I have my poise liners I am able to reclaiming my life and run without a care if I will have an accident. This matters to me because my daughter is always with me when I go for my runs. It used to look like I was giving up when running was tough not because I was leaking. I want to show my daughter that you don’t have to give up when things seem hard. Poise helps make these moments matter and i am able to run without having to stop. Here is my daughter wanting to be like mommy and it makes me so proud.
And you are going to want to join us for the fun Twitter Party!! I will be there and there are some fun prizes too!!!
The Deets…#ChoosePoise Twitter Party:
WHAT: #ChoosePoise Twitter Party and sweepstakes
WHERE: On Twitter, hashtag #ChoosePoise
WHEN: Thursday, May 19th
TIME: 8:00PM CST (1 hour)
- ONE Grand Prize winner will receive a Walmart Camping Prize Pack valued at $400
- ONE winner will receive a backyard BBQ Grill valued at ($250)
- THREE Winners will receive a Walmart Gift Card valued at $100 each.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Poise. All opinions are 100% my own.