Yes, you read that correctly. I peed my pants. Not Cole, me.
Here's how it went down...literally.
I usually don't drink coffee, but some mornings I really crave a hot drink. Since Starbucks won't deliver, and me running there for a quick drink while I leave my kids alone at home to play is illegal, I sometimes drink a small cup of coffee left from the pot Alex makes for himself. Yesterday I woke up before the kids and a hot cup of coffee (with a lot of soy creamer) was exactly what I was craving.
Since having three kids, my bladder control is definitely different than it used to be. By different I mean, I can no longer drink a cup of coffee and then run 4 hours later. By different I mean, it is weak and dysfunctional and basically I should be wearing Depends before any physical movement beyond walking.
I went to the bathroom immediately before starting my run, but I had a feeling things might not go perfectly. I had that feeling I often get in the last few months of pregnancy, where I could basically pee at anytime, regardless of whether or not I had just gone.
I was about 20 minutes into my run. I was singing along to some Pink, (yes it is entertaining to run on the treadmill next to me,) and I felt like I had to go. I decided to ignore it and just keep running because clearly listening to Pink makes me forget that my body has been destroyed by carrying three children. I attempted to work on those long ignored kegel exercises while I was running, hoping this would hold off any large amount of pee from escaping.
A few minutes later I actually felt wet. Not perspiration, I knew it was pee and there was more coming. I basically flew off the treadmill, threw my sweater around my waist and ran to the bathroom...where I barely peed at all. I guess I had already released everything I had.
This is embarrassing. This is sad. I am 34 years old and I can't even run without peeing my pants.
I felt so frustrated. Overall I was pretty fortunate with minimal post baby body trauma. I have no stretch marks or popped veins. I don't have a difficult time getting back to my pre-baby weight. But, I pee my pants if I drink a cup of coffee.