15 June 2014 @ 11:03 am
Just excited, and didn't have anywhere else to share this.
I started using cups about a year ago. Somehow, I've been lucky and even though I run races pretty frequently always managed to not have to race on the dreaded heaviest day of my beast-like cycle.
Until today, when things started a whole week earlier than they were supposed to.
Back in the tampon days this would have meant super plus and either wait to put one in until right before race start (relying on a pad until then) or risk it being done about halfway through the race (or take one out right before the race before it's full and waste half of it) plus a backup pad (which has caused chafing and blisters-no joke-just on calm training runs).
Behold! The naturalmamma was emptied before leaving my house, no need for backup anything or any kind of messing with it, and didn't become full until after I got home.
These cups. They are little miracles.
pinkydoodler on June 15th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yes they are :)

It's saved me on two trips on hikes to waterfalls so far. Before cups it meant I would have to cancel or wouldn't get to go in the water, but with cups, it's like: "Period? What period?"
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on June 15th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! I'm happy for you!!
thremmathremma on June 15th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, they are. My mom has a hot tub for her fibro and rheumatoid arthritis, and which is great for the nausea-inducing cramps and backaches I get, and which I could not use with pads. Now I don't need to avoid water, and the cramps are less severe.
debbs1 on June 17th, 2014 10:09 am (UTC)
Luceafaraluceafara on June 29th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
While I never had any such problems before discovering cups. since my flow is light, it's a great testimony.
I wish more people knew about cups. Imagine all the marathoners and ultrarunners!!!
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