Mark Sutcliffe: My Running Life Running to work

Running to work


I live in a one-car household, so┬ámost days I take a bus either one way or both ways to commute to downtown Ottawa for my daily radio show. But there’s a bus strike right now in Ottawa, so it’s not an option. Instead, I’m either getting a ride in to work and running home or running both ways. Fortunately, I live only 5.5k from the radio station, so it’s not a long run. But when there’s a blizzard, like today, it’s a bit of a challenge. Here’s the surprising part: It takes me almost exactly the same amount of time to drive, park and walk a short distance, take the bus or run. So I don’t lose any time by running and I end up getting my run in during the time I would normally be sitting in traffic.