“The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sitting in the bus on my way home after having eaten too much Japanese what-shama-call-it for lunch, I feel like I could do with a long run. But alas, it is pooring outside!
Next thing I know, I am on the phone to my dear Swiss friend who is giving me a piece of her mind about me-not-wanting-to-go-running-in-the-rain. "I don't care if your nostrils start to freeze, you get your rear end out there and go for a run. Rain and cold weather are NO excuse!" I love my friend, she is so down to earth. She gives me good dose of pragmatism whenever she thinks I need it.
I have been lucky enough to live in Spain and Southern Switzerland for the past decade where the weather remains fair throughout most of the year, and when it rains you do not go out! You DO go out when it snows however! ;)
Anyway, I have embraced my new attitude to being active even in the rain and have been out running ever since. All I am missing is the proper running gear!!!