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Let's get this out of the way. Here's what it looks like when you run a marathon on your period with no tampon.

Okay, now can we all just be grown-ups about this? (via KiranGandhi.com)
Okay, now can we all just be grown-ups about this? (via KiranGandhi.com)

The night before Kiran Gandhi—a Harvard Business School graduate and former drummer for M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation—ran the London Marathon back in April, she realized she was going to have the first day of her period during the race. The 26-year-old first time marathoner was stressed about cramping and bleeding and the thought of a wad of cotton chafing her lady parts for 26.2 miles. 

I'd probably bleed that much just from thigh chafing. (via KiranGandhi.com)
I'd probably bleed that much just from thigh chafing. (via KiranGandhi.com)
Sources: KiranGandhi.com | People