Tori Murden expects to show up for work like everyone else on Wednesday, braving rush hour as a lawyer working for the city of Louisville, Ky.
Her vacation stories, however, probably will be quite a bit different from those of her colleagues.Murden, 35, walked off a cargo ship Sunday night in this Philadelphia suburb a week after storms forced her to abandon her attempt to be the first American and the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Murden left Nags Head, N.C., on June 14 and had expected to reach Brest, France - 3,635 miles away - this month or in early October. She endured 85 days in her 23-foot-long, 6-foot-wide boat, the American Pearl, which capsized several times in waters churned by hurricanes.
The injuries she suffered as her boat overturned forced her to end the journey two-thirds of the way through.
"I have all sorts of things that could be broken," she said. "But I'm walking and I'm upright, so things are good."
Murden was given a heroine's welcome here. When asked whether she'll try it again, she said she had not decided - citing the concerns of friends and family who gathered to greet her.
"If I say yes, they're going to slap me silly," Murden said. "And if I say no, it looks like I've learned my lesson."
Five men have successfully rowed solo across the Atlantic - four finished in less than 85 days.