I made it. 18 miles on foot to work, the majority of which in a straight line.
There were some challenges: water completely froze in my Nathan Intensity Hydration Pack straw after about 5K, roads/sidewalks more messy than anticipated, sidewalk completely disappeared at one point when traffic coming toward me was heavy.
But I made it in one piece, felt pretty decent and have a good story to tell. 🙂
I really enjoy point-to-point runs and didn’t find it mentally tough at all to run along one road the entire time. I enjoyed picking out the landmarks that I always see on my commute to work. Interestingly, “almost there” by car doesn’t quite feel the same on foot.
It’s a pretty awesome feeling to know that I just replaced a frustrating 40-minute commute with a pretty awesome run. But I have to say, I have probably never been so happy to arrive at the office.
Walking in the door wearing full running gear complete with safety vest and blinky lights, responding to questioning looks from co-workers by explaining that I just ran here: priceless.
One thing I neglected to consider – now I have to work for 9 hours. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!