February 12, 2009 § 6 Comments
>Today on my run, I was back by the Domino factory, rounding tidepoint, when it hit me – I had to poo. Badly. I stopped, walked. Stopped, walked a little more. Intense concentration was required for the next 10 minutes as I made my way slowly, but surely, to the BP carwash slash Quiznos where I was blessed with a bathroom. I was so impressed by this facility – a rarity when it comes to random bathrooms along a run – that I have decided to review some of the most convienent bathroom options for runners in the city, and I invite you guys to add your own fav stops.
-Key Highway: Quiznos/Carwash. Four stars. So clean it was probably cleaner than my home bathroom. In fact, it was def cleaner. The staff doesn’t even give you dirty looks for only coming in to use the bathroom either.
-Patterson Park: Porta Potties. One Star. Maybe one half of a star. I don’t even get grossed out by germs, but I am pretty sure I saw some syphillis in these. Not only that, but they trick you, and are frequently locked and you can find yourself running like a crazy person from porta potty to porta potty, and the open one prob has no TP.
-Outside of Du Burns arena: Porta Potty. Two Stars. Not bad, not great, but a step up from Patterson Park if you can stand to run the extra
-Merritt Athletic Clubs. Four stars, unless you don’t have a membership in which case it’s probably negative stars. But these are strategically located throughout the city where you can usually get to one pretty easily. As with any gym bathroom, they arent exactly private but beggars cant be choosers.
-Church stoops in Federal Hill. I’ll let the one and only Melissa Bosslett review this one for me.
-The Middle Branch Park on the Shady Seven: Woods. One point five stars. It’s woods, but they are pretty private minus the occasional homeless man. And you probably have to sacrifice a sock as it’s the woods.
Please feel free to share your own reviews of places to poo while on a run in the city.