This quote was on L.L. Bean's post on Facebook today and I am stealing it.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." -- Sir Rannulph Fiennes.
It is continuing to pour here after our brief respite last week with such gorgeous days - what a teaser! I rode my bike both to and from work wearing my L.L. Bean rain pants. They are absolutely the best "gear" I have bought for my bike. I also ran with a friend after school before I biked home and yes it was also raining then. I can't say that I mind the rain as much as I would expect but it takes so much planning and organizing to have everything you need. Plus I had to carry it all on my bike. I needed clothes for work for today and tomorrow (I am running tomorrow so I can pick up my car.) I needed lunches for both days. I needed my water bottles. I needed rain gear for riding. I needed my running clothes for after school including a jacket and a hat. I needed sneakers to wear while riding to school, shoes for at school and shoes to run in. Ordinarily I could at least whittle this down to 2 pair but not when everything is getting wet. I did pretty well and was not missing anything I needed. We'll see if I am so lucky tomorrow.
I think there are many who question my sanity for continuing all this working out in the rain. I did get my flashing lights going on my bike as it was rather "gray" out there. There was a ton of water in the road and I had to be careful not to swerve around it (Puddle full speed ahead) into traffic. Then the school bus went by and when it sped through the water next to me it was major splash time. I had no windshield wipers on my glasses so it was blind AJH for a minute. My husband worries that a car will hydroplane across the road into me. (Although he also loves how "bad ass and non wimpy I am.) I had numerous people offer me a ride home. I even had a student wonder how I would get home.
Is this insane? What do you do that other people question as an over the edge workout?