One of the things that is difficult about trying to come back to running after having a hysterectomy, is that there are not a lot of resources out there about how to do it safely. In the past, before minimally invasive procedures, it may be that women undergoing this procedure were advised that they should give up running. Now, doctors no longer advise women to quit running post-hysterectomy, but they also leave it up to the woman to figure out for herself how.
Here are some of the resources I have found.
If you know of any other post-hysterectomy running bloggers who are not included here, let me know and I will add them!
One of the biggest challenges facing women who have had a hysterectomy as they return to exercise generally, and running more specifically, is the need to protect the pelvic floor muscles from excessive strain. One of the best resources for learning how to safely get stronger is Michelle Kenway’s Pelvic Exercises website. She is an Australian physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic-safe exercises, and her website has loads of informative videos and articles.
My Hysterectomy Story
- 7 Week Recovery Report
- Recovery Report – Week 6
- Better Every Day
- Obeying the Letter if not the Spirit
- I didn’t die!
- Factory parts no longer under warrantee