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Gotta Go - Take It and Run

This week's Take It and Run Thursday is Running Fireworks, running related conflict, controversy and commotion, in honor of the 4th of July. The first thing that came to my mind was potty stops. I've had several discussions, both with runners and non-runners, about the inconvenience of needing to go when running, particularly during a race. When I first heard that people (intentionally) pee on themselves during marathons, I thought twice about signing up for my first. Horror stories about the port-a-potties haven't helped. And I can honestly admit I am already worried about being in the "gotta-go" situation during my first marathon. So now you know what causes controversy and commotion in my running world. Potty stops are my running fireworks. If you have any relevant advice or comments, please share!!


  1. I had an accident on my First Marathon and would have LOVED to have a toilet anywhere in such luck!! Next time I would drop trow on the race because I think it is TOTALLY acceptable, especially in my case I was in a dark tunnel... UGH!! Anyhow, I could live without this running issue, thankfully I have the other end under control.. YUCK!!

  2. uggh! Well since we are talking potty...I HATE that i get pre race anxiety and can't , well, GO before I leave for the race! Then sure enough a mile in I'm looking EVERYWHERE for a portapotty. Gotta love it!!

  3. In my first marathon or so I did have to stop to use the porta-potty. During the last couple, I haven't had to stop, though. It seems like my body has gotten used to running long and not stopping for that most of the time.


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