You’ve heard of bike commuting, but have you ever considered run commuting?
Ditching your car and using your own two feet to get to the office is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, save on gas money and stay fit without ever seeing the inside of a gym. Like bike commuting, run commuting is all about making your way to and from work car-free.
On May 20th, I was lucky enough to volunteer at Atlanta Streets Alive, a local event here in town where a two mile strip of normally bumper to bumper traffic was closed off to cars and opened up to all sorts of bike and foot traffic. There were all kinds of events and food along the way, and one booth that caught my eye was The Run Commuter:
I popped in to see what it was all about and came away with lots of information that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
Whether or not you can run commute really depends on your fitness level. You’re going to be running with a pack containing your change of clothes for work, possibly a packed lunch, and some essential toiletries, so take that extra weight into account when you’re deciding how far a run commute you can handle. If you can’t run the whole distance to work, you can also consider taking public transit or even driving part of the distance and then running the rest. You also don’t have to run to work and home. Take transit in and run home or drive in one day, run home leaving your car overnight, run in the next day, and drive home that evening. There are lots of ways to make run commuting work for you!
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