I normally don't run on pavement, but when the clerk at my hotel here in Portland told me that there was a running path across the Columbia River that went alongside Interstate 205, I had to see it to believe it. Seriously? The runners just go along the side of the road?! This didn't seem possible.
Not only did it turn out to be true, but it was even weirder than I'd imagined.
Runners don't just go alongside the road: they run right up the middle of it, between the opposing lanes of traffic! I don't recommend making a habit of this, given that exercising in traffic can be terrible for your health, but I'm glad I've done this run once, just for the novelty of it.
Signing off as I play in traffic, I'll see you on the trail!