HIP-PAIN

Why Do My Hips Hurt When Running?

Talk with many female runners and there is a good chance they have many things in common including hip flexor pain. Why? That’s what I am going to unpack here: why do our hips hurt when running?—especially when running while pregnant or postpartum. Short answer: the weight of the baby can pull our hips forward … Read more

tight pelvic floor muscles

Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles in Runners: Symptoms & Solutions

After childbirth, it’s become more common to think about the strength of your pelvic floor. After all, the pelvic floor, the muscles that hold up the contents of your pelvis and have been working overtime for nine months. But this work can lead to weak pelvic floor muscles and also tight pelvic floor muscles which … Read more

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Should I See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist?

In the past several years, a lot has been learned and shared about pelvic floor health postpartum. Honestly, when I had my kids 8 and 5 years ago, I hadn’t heard much about the pelvic floor, and seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist wasn’t on my radar. Even as more information comes out, questions still … Read more

how-to-run-longer

10 Steps to Run Longer Without Stopping

One of the main goals of running is to run longer without stopping. People stop running for many reasons: we are low on energy. Our bodies hurt. We’re bored. Or, we just don’t have motivation. The trouble is most people go out the gate expecting to be able to run fast and far before their … Read more

The best nursing sports bras

The 5 Best Nursing Sports Bras for Runners

(Updated July 25, 2022) — When you become a mother (runner), everything changes including (if you are nursing), your chest. And you suddenly become involved in two endurance activities—running and breastfeeding. Having the proper equipment (the best nursing sports bra) becomes paramount for you and your baby’s comfort. After all, why make life harder as … Read more

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