Running and having your period
March 27, 2011
I couldn't understand it. 'What are you doing!' I screamed to myself. 'Here's a wonderful opportunity to skip your run without feeling guilty, and you're spoiling it!'
Because though at first, my period gave me a free pass to skip runs for seven days, soon it dwindled to five days, then three. 'Okay, but those three days are absolutely non-negotiable!' I decided.
But then, on the second day of my period, I yearned for my Thursday morning routine: going out for a run, and then treating myself to a nice cup of coffee. Without the run, I knew the coffee wouldn't taste half as good.
So I grabbed my copy of 'Running for women' and read that for some women, having their period, makes them faster runners. But nowhere did it read you shouldn't go out for a run during your period.
'Ha!' I said to myself. 'I'll just go then!'
As it turned out, I'm nót one of those women who run faster during their period. On the contrary, it was a struggle all the way.
But my cup of coffee afterwards, never tasted better.
Do you run during your period?
How are your runs during your period?