Tuesday, August 12, 2014

6.7 Kilometers in 2 Hours

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What used to be a 30-minute commute from the office to my house--roughly 6.7 km--has now become two hours. With light to moderate traffic, that distance is merely a 13-minute drive. The road repairs that have started in April of this year continue to exacerbate traffic congestion in the city. Commuters like me are left with two choices: sight tight and wait for the jeep to move along inch by painful inch, or go down and walk.  Every day I’m tempted to go for the latter.

6.7 km in two hours is equivalent to around 2 miles per hour (mph). And 2 mph is like walking at a slow pace. It means that if I start walking leisurely from work, I would arrive home at the same time as when I ride a jeep. By walking at that speed for two hours, I would also burn 200 calories. That sounds so much better than observing my zombielike fellow passengers whose faces mirror the lifeless resignation that must be on my face.


Kayni said...

Wow, that's terrible. How long will these repairs go on? I hope they'll be done soon. Have you been walking? I think it's great exercise.

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