What is it? That makes you go out in the rain? That makes you ride those extra thirty miles rather than do the shorter route? What is about not bailing? What is it that makes us do it?
One of my plans this week was to go for a walk today. Map found. Route planned. Advice taken. Etc. But given the weather today, and the fact that no-one really gives a monkeys whether I do what I say I’m going to do or not, I could just have sat on the sofa with a good book and some very good coffee. But I didn’t. Because I’d made a plan. I’d said I was going to do something. So what if I didn’t do it? Was the sky going to cave in? It seems unlikely. But I still had to do it. It’s just the way it is, even if I don’t understand it 🙂
And let’s face it, just as with cycling, when it comes to going walking I now have the right kit. Well, some anyway. I have layers (surprise, surprise). Some of which are also waterproof. Which is quite important when the weather is producing that insidious drizzle that isn’t quite rain but is still quite wet enough and somehow gets everywhere. And underfoot the rocks are all shiny and the mud is copious and claggy and/or slippery. But it doesn’t matter because you’re warm and dry (ish – thanks to the inside-out sweat factor) and, thanks to that precipitation, you pretty much get the place to yourself; a silver lining to the clouds above 🙂 Which is good when you’re either grinning like a maniac, occasionally singing along to your tunes, and possibly even dancing your way along, from time to time *grin*. What can I say, I enjoyed it 🙂