Walking and the pedestrian environment
September 3, 2003
Walk to Work (Seattle)

Inaugural unannounced walk to work day!

Six months after a half-serious dare, I set out to see if I could make it to work. Next time I will pack the night before, and be sure to bring a flashlight, water, reflective vest, and detailed map of the Mercer Slough and Mercer Island. I'll also make sure my shoes are tied firmly, and wear appropriate pants. I shouldn't have approached this as if it were an idle trip.

After I arrived at work, I went about my work day with the knowledge that I'd covered about 18 miles in 4 hours. I expected someone to notice me limping and ask what was up, but they were apparently all oblivious to the monumental feat that had been accomplished! Knowing the route, I'm sure I could do it in 3.5 hours next time. If there ever is a next time.

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at September 3, 2003 9:49 AM
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