offers so many varied experiences. I used to get an occasional dip in Lake Michigan commuting home during hot Chicago summers mid-70s. Or racing the trolley on Boston's Comm Ave commuting to Tufts from Chestnut Hill reservoir parking. How could I forget the commute Newtonville to Mt Auburn Hospital Jan 2, 1976, 2F crystal clear NW calm. No need to look for a shower that day (!) but as a lowly med student, I made myself small in surgeons' locker rooms where ever. NHH home was my last stretch, 6mi, second half on quiet roads.
Reads like you have fun options.
The Lamprey is actually away from my commute. But I am working from home these days, so I could call it a work break. Yes I am having fun between berrying, running and swimming. It recharges the "work battery".