Monday, February 28, 2011

Daily RFT PSA: Don't Get Caught Running with the Runs in Tower Grove Park

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Don't let this happen to you.
  • Don't let this happen to you.
Sometimes a long run, walk or bike ride can get downright stressful. You feel great. Your muscles are warm and humming along, lungs are pink and healthy, endorphins are pumping and then it happens: Nature calls, urgently.

Now, some folks may set their routes around the eventuality of really, really needing a portable convenience at some point. Unreal certainly plans long runs with a rough map of the closest city park and its outhouses in mind.

But in the winter, the Porta-Johns in Unreal's neighborhood park, Tower Grove Park, get stored. The horror! Running weather is back and we need those!

Mandy Walsh, the recreation coordinator at Tower Grove Park, says that the portable restrooms will be back in action in April, when the playing fields open for business again.

Can't hold it that long? Walsh says the old covered stations will be available the second weekend in March. So keep the faith, dear runners: Nice private peeing sessions will again be yours in just two weeks.

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