First period questions. Any tips?
okay so I'm 13 turning 14 in 2 months, and I've been experiencing signs of my period since 5th grade. almost in 8th grade now, I finally got my first period today. it was a big surprise, and I already talked to my mom and got pads and tampons. okay so I have a couple of questions. 1. my period was brown, and I mean like dark brown, with red mixed in. it was definitely from, you know... up front, since it was towards the front of my underwear. and it was mixed with discharge. I also got a lot of it. enough to cover the entire front half of my underwear, which is what shocked me most. anyways, how long will it be brown before it turns more of a red color? 2. will my period now last a couple of days, or go away for months like some people have. 3. I'm a XCC runner, and I have practices daily starting August 12th. what should I do about my period and XCC, like if I'm not sure I'm actually on my period, I shouldn't use a tampon, right? so what should I do. and lastly 4. what should I do about school in a month. my period will still be irregular, so what should I wear/bring to school to be prepared? all tips and advice appreciated, thanks! (: