FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS: For Women Who Run, the Bathroom Problem. “On a recent weekend trip to Washington, I was running in Rock Creek Park when the water and coffee I’d had that morning caught up with me. I’d run there only once before so was unsure where relief lay. I’m also a woman, so I couldn’t just pull over to the nearest bush or tree and relieve myself discreetly, the way guys do, through the benefits of outdoor plumbing.”

Actually, I’ve known plenty of women who’d just go behind a bush when out running.