I don’t know if one can truly appreciate the wonderful job the hard working folks at your local park and rec department are doing until you are at mile 12 of a 20 mile run and need to use the potty! In San Rafael, where the majority of my training takes place, there are many places where one can stop if needed. For the most part the restrooms at our local parks are cleaned regularly, the water fountains free of sand and paper towels when needed.
I’m sure I pay for these services through a tax of some sort but that’s fine by me to ensure that there’s an alternative to the bushes! So hats off to our park and rec department. Keep up the great job!
Now go run!