This time of year, I love to gather information. Activities for summer break. Things for the kids to do. Vacations to take. Places to go. And sometimes it all gets to be too much.
I think this type of overwhelm happens for moms who have had a baby and are looking for information on getting back to running and to workouts. What is THE right way?
It’s so easy to see a great idea on social media, try it for two seconds, and then move on to the next great idea you see. Before you know it, you’ve accumulated this giant mess of tips and tricks that may or may not have a place in YOUR road to postpartum recovery.
Because I’m in this space, The Algorithm thinks I need to see ads for these types of things. And lately, they’ve all been for how you should run. Typically, it’s someone with a tagline like “use these quick tips to fix your postpartum running!”
“Run with your head forward!” 🥴
“Run with your chest forward!” 🤨
“Lean your whole torso forward!” 😟
“Run more upright!” 🤬
When you’re trying to get back to running after a baby, and things don’t go as planned, that’s when you start looking for information. And these quick hits don’t work for someone with complex issues. And this is why I have my day job.
You need to understand the reasons why you have prolapse or leakage or pelvic pain BEFORE you can address what will help you fix them.
We are so much farther along than we were 20 years ago, but that doesn’t negate the fact that these issues are still complex.
If you’re reading this and you feel called out…you’re the one who saves every reel you come across, and tries every tip you hear…and nothing is working…YOU ARE NOT BROKEN!
But when you keep doing things that weren’t actually meant to help YOUR problem, you’re setting yourself up to fail.