About 2k into this morning's run I realised that my pre-exercise fluid has passed rather quickly through and so I popped into the GP surgery near where I run with the hope of using their toilet. (I actually drive to this green area which has lovely cycle and foot paths with a surgery, kids nursery and a few local shops).
This was just after 9am and there was no one in the waiting room but I noticed there was a big lock on the WC with a bold notice stating that THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC TOILET.
I made my way to the reception desk, smiled ever so sweetly and greeted the lady in my politest voice, and then asked the dreaded question: "Could I please use your toilet?"
She looked at me as if the cat or something worse dragged me into her presence and said NO unless you are a patient waiting for an appointment with the doctor. Dressed in my fab winter gear with a very healthy beetroot face I thought it was quite obvious that that was not the case...
On questioning whether there are any public toilets nearby she said no. I could not help myself but asked her if she would prefer if I wee'd in their garden - to which she responded that I might ask the Dental Practice (who shares the same building), they might give me the key. The dentist was ever so nice and no 'got-to-be-a-patient attitude' but just smiled and gave me the key. That's why I will always love my dentist! (Btw I'm married to one, lol)
This did spoil my run as I spend the next 30mins thinking about what I would/could have said to this horrible woman....I fully understand some sort of policy re the toilet and having a key, but what did this lady think I was going to do to their toilet and seriously what was I going to do if the dentist also refused....., lol.
Oh well...here's to happy running and next time I'll be a bit more careful about fluid intake pre-run.