What Happened When I Peed My Pants In Front of Everyone

I started my apps, C25K and Nike Running, set the distance to 1.5 miles, and started with my warm up walk.

I was nervous because I hadn’t been running in over a year.

How much was I gonna hurt after this run?

Did I stretch well enough? Why did I forget how to stretch??

Can I even last a full mile and a half?

“Beep! Begin running.” I was scheduled to run for 60 seconds, then walk for 90 seconds for a total of 30 minutes or 1.5 miles, whichever came first.

As I started jogging, a familiar sense of accomplishment waved over me. I loved the feel of my running shoes snug around my feet. I loved that the sun was just about to set so the air wasn’t that humid.

Omg, this is refreshing!

“Beep! Begin walking.”

Whoa, that was quick. This is gonna be easier than I thought!

“Beep! Begin running.”

I started jogging again, but this time, I felt a little pee spritz out of me.

Oh God… was that pee? I think I just peed myself a little. But I just peed before I left the house! Maybe it was just a small accident. No biggie.

I tried really hard to stop the pee from flowing, but a little more came out. It wasn’t much, but it was enough for me to think that it would show through my pants. Um, what is going on here?

“Beep! Begin walking.”

Wow, that was weird. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I wondered if my pants were noticeably wet. I looked around to see if anyone was in sight, made sure no cars were headed in my direction, then bent forward to check my crotch area.

OHMYGOSH. You can totally see that I peed myself! I think I can pass this off as sweat though… my pants are dark enough.

“Beep! Begin running.”

I immediately felt more pee leak out of me. Again, I squeezed as hard as I could to try to stop it, but NOTHING WORKED.

Should I even continue running? Yes Ashlyn, you need to keep going because you haven’t done anything healthy for yourself since you gave birth. You gotta keep going.

This pattern continued until my workout was complete. At the end of my run, I just felt gross. And I had to pee.

What the heck?! How is it even possible that I have to pee now?! Didn’t it all come out already?!

Nope, apparently I still had to go.

I didn’t know this was gonna happen!! I didn’t know incontinence would occur when I ran! How am I supposed to live through this?! I told one of my closest friends about this incident and she said it still happens to her, too {and she is an avid runner… like, 3-5 miles every other day… and she gave birth over 2 years ago…}.

Am I doomed forever? Perhaps. I can continue to do my Kegels until my pelvic floor is strong again and start wearing Poise liners or something, but DUDE, I wish I knew this would happen!

And that, my friends, is what happened when I peed my pants in front of everyone.

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I’m a writer, new mom and foodie. I love sharing what I know while making others feel beautiful. On this blog, I share my healthy lifestyle, simple meals, fitness tips and experiences.

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