Today we are going to get super personal and talk about a topic that people may get a little uncomfortable about. This issue affects all women but especially my mommy readers that workout doing high impact activities such as running and crossfit.
I was invited to a fun roundtable girl talk lunch in Midtown earlier this week. They had food catered from one of my favorite restaurants Dig Inn that makes whole foods from exceptional ingredients. Everything in that place is prepared in an extremely healthy way so I was excited to “dig in” for some yummy lunch eats.
I really didn’t know what to expect. I personally was a bit uncomfortable talking about “leaks” in any form and this is amazing considering that I have been peed on plenty with 2 little boys. However, I learned so much information during the lunch that I was empowered to share it all with you.
Today we were brought together to discuss a problem that affects 1 in 3 women.
What are Athletic Leaks?
Athletic leaks are leaks that are triggered by high impact or strenuous activities.
The inventor of the JustGoGirl pad, Brooke Solis introduced herself to us and started explaining her story and how she came to invent this product. As a mother of 5, she realized that when she did high impact exercises she leaked. She learned that a lot of her friends had the same issue, and that is what led her to create JustGoGirl, a minimal, low profile and non bulky pad that absorbs any leaks.
I was really surprised to learn that this isn’t a condition that was just for women who had given birth. Even teens who do gymnastics and other high impact sports activities have athletic leaks as well.
At the round table, women exchanged stories about themselves and people they knew that went through this. Often times as women, we are embarrassed to talk about the
insane stuff that happens with our bodies. The environment was open, and friendly. Halfway through the discussion I was questioning my own parts!
One thing that I really loved about the product was that it was very small, the design allows you to wear it with a thong, or even without any underwear. (See Joi’s post for more on that!) Can you tell these women have pads on?
The key to the conversation was that athletic leaks are normal. No one should feel embarrassed about it, it is a conversation that needs to be had. You can think of the pads as a part of your workout routine. It was such pleasure chatting with the girls and hearing from such a strong woman entrepreneur.
For more information about where you can get JustGoGirl products click here.
Did you know that this was such a common problem? Do you get uncomfortable when talking about body issues?