For some reason, I really wanted to run under the freeway today. I didn't even know it was a thing until about a month ago when I saw one of the guys I follow on Strava had done it. The route is the same as my normal Canal run, but I've never gone past the gate at the Main Pumping Plant. I knew that it's a 7.3 mile route to the gate and back, so I figured I might end up running 10 miles. But I felt up to it, and being that it's Veteran's Day, and I don't have to get any kids ready for school, I decided to go for it. I got to the gate no problem, and then I was in uncharted territory. Although I have actually been there before, just not running. I ran out to Val Vista and got on the other side of the Canal. From the pictures my friend took, I knew there was a tunnel that went under the freeway. I just wanted to run under it and maybe a little beyond. After I ran under the freeway I looked at my mileage and I was at 4.4 miles. I felt like I could do more so I kept going. I wanted to at least go to the bend in the Canal and see what there was to see. Turns out there wasn't much more to see. I stopped at a canal gate and took a couple of pictures. I tried to see if there was a way to get back on the other side of the canal without getting my feet wet, but there wasn't. So I decided it was as good of place as any to turn around. I just kept a nice easy pace and talked myself home. It was kinda cool out this morning. I might have to start wearing more layers soon.