Do you ever see a post on Instagram and think, “YESSSSSS!!!”?
That’s the feeling I got when I recently read a post by Dr. Carrie Pagliano. She’s a women’s and pelvic health physical therapist with nearly 20 years of experience and she’s also a mom (so you know she gets it).
Carrie was posting about running postpartum and I couldn’t help but nod along as she said things like, “OB said you’re back to everything at 6 weeks. Whaa? In most cases at 6 weeks you’re just starting to feel human again. There’s nothing physiologically that says that you’re ready to hit the trails just like you did before baby.”
And I was definitely empathizing with her when she said, “My most horrifying run made me dash into the local gas station convenience store, less than a mile from home, barely making it another mile to a local high school restroom & then just making the final mile back. I was devastated.
The urgency had been excruciating, the leakage constant & my ❤️ was broken. I’d been a runner since 7th grade.
Was it over?
Would I ever run again?”
If you’ve heard or can relate to any of this, then you won’t want to miss today’s interview. It’s full of relatable, actionable advice that will have you shaking your head yes and feeling like finally someone gets what it’s like and has the tools to help you get back into running safely postpartum.
So great, right?
What was you favourite piece of advice? What steps do you need to take now that you know more?
Tell me your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
Enjoy the adventure of getting back into running postpartum and remember that it’s never too late and it’s absolutely possible to find a way to get back into running without symptoms.
You simply need to take the right approach and get the best support possible to get back into whatever you want to do. You’ve got this!
P.S. If you enjoyed this interview and you have mom friends who want to run again, send them this post. Thank you for sharing!