The gallon of water you downed. The mile-long bathroom line 10 minutes before your race starts. The broken port-a-potty. The sheer anxiety of knowing your long run might take you miles away from the nearest place to go. All these can add up to a sudden and serious need to pee in a place with little privacy.
This article was written by Cindy Kuzma and provided by our partners at Runner’s World.
If you can find an actual, working restroom when nature calls, you absolutely should. But sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. When that happens, you want to find a spot that’s at least a little bit out of the way (no, the starting corral of your half-marathon isn’t okay), and that will make watchitfranchises
the least, well, mess. While men have few problems with communal leakage, women’s anatomy poses unique challenges to relieving yourself without revealing yourself.
Here are five potential solutions to this, uh, urgent issue. (Though you still need to be aware of public urination laws in your area.)