When it rains once in a while, I don't mind canceling my day to rest and play. But when rain continues through most of the winter, at some point I just have to push through it. Dogs need walking.
The dogparks are too muddy and gross. And most of them will stay that way for at least a week after the rain stops. Rain is bad for business.
Two of my clients canceled due to the rain. I took the remaining group on a hike. Good for them. Good for me. That is, until twenty minutes into it. Another round of downpours swept in. That means twenty minutes away from the car or anything resembling shelter. Fun for them. Not fun for me. It was a quick reminder that the jacket I was wearing isn't exactly a raincoat, nor is it waterproof. I was drenched to the bone. Three layers of clothing dripping and stuck to my chilling body.
But a hike is a hike. I kept my heart rate up and felt that slow burn in the backs of my thighs. Had it not been cold, I might've broken a sweat.
I would've stayed out much longer with the dogs. We were having a great(ish) time. I'd like to keep it up. I wonder how Otis would do on a hike.
Next year I absolutely must invest in full body rain gear. I suppose if I had known how intense this season was going to be, I might've taken care of that already. I used to think buying expensive rain gear to wear for two weeks out of the year was just a waste. Go figure we're hitting record levels of rainfall this season.
Just gotta get through tomorrow and hope this is the end of the season's storms.
Oooh, I wish I still had my garden. Could you imagine! Spring is gonna be gorgeous around here. And the farmer's markets -- Fresh fruits and veggies for this hiking body. Good stuff.
I may be a grump in this weather but I just know the earth is smiling right now. So it's all good.