January 30th, 2010

Cups and Track

I don't know if any of you out there are runners.  Being a "trackie" myself was the main reason I wanted to switch to cups because I was sick of running in pads and feeling absolutely miserable, especially when the "gushes" would come.  As a three year captain of my high school team, I was tired of my period affecting my meet performances and I didn't want to use tampons because of the risks, so I made the switch.  I recently competed in my first "menstrual meet" (though I've used my cup for a few months, but this was the first time I needed it for a meet) armed with my small OrangeCup.  I do hurdles, long jump and triple jump, so I had no clue how the suction would hold up because I wasn't just strictly running.  I really hoped it wouldn't leak....and it didn't!  So, any other track runners (especially the jumpers) out there, your suction WILL hold up if you use it while competing.  Happy Running to my fellow trackies out there! :^)