I would love to train and run the Bay to Breakers marathon. I have always wanted to do it, but fear of an attack has prevented me from actually doing it. Also, I don't think I could run/walk that far. I heard it's quite a challenge. At times, when I feel ambitious, I usually run around my neighborhood.
Having IBS has really stopped me from enjoying things I use to. I'm afraid of being in crowds, attending concerts, parades, etc. I can't even feel comfortable in places like Starbucks, because if there's only one toilet, I fear that someone will be knocking on that door.
Let me share a horrible experience I had at Starbucks. I was shopping with a friend one day, when I suddenly felt pain. I rushed to Starbucks and had a horrible attack of Diarrhea. Unfortunately, after I was done I discovered that the toilet wouldn't flush!!!!!!!!!! Thinking I could somehow sneak out of the restroom, I opened the door. Guess who was on the way in? An extremely attractive, well dressed person smiled at me and was on the way in. Without turning back, I practically ran out of the store!!! I was so embarrassed, I couldn't even go back to that Starbucks again...ever.