The second time out, I carried an umbrella. It was a hassle to carry, but I quickly got over that. I found my happy place and the rest of the walk was fun. I felt the kid in me coming out. In my younger days, before cute shoes were a concern, I loved stepping in puddles. Today, I was wearing rainboots, which are surprisingly comfortable, so puddles were no problem. At first I acted like an adult and dodged them, but soon found myself going right for them and possibly acting a bit silly. Acting silly is so much more fun than being sensible.
Walking was slow. There were many slick muddy spots, so I had to be extra careful. This walk was way more strenuous than dry weather workouts. I'm thinking about complaining to Fitbit. I think there should be a way to earn bonus step points for hazardous walks. I didn't get nearly as many steps today as I would have liked, yet the workout was very good! Surely, my extra efforts were worth a 1000 step bonus, right?
One more funny bit - I was getting close to the end of my walk and it started to thunder. I will walk through rain or snow, but I have a healthy respect for thunder and lightning. Naturally I was at the far end of the property and had to make a run for it.
|George: Why are we doing this again?|
|We now, apparently, have a creek on the property.|
|The pond is overflowing... again.|
|This spot was a muddy, slippery mess.|
|The water was rushing through this spot. I had fun walking right through it.|
By the way, I am planning to get a rainy weather walking outfit asap. It's great to have a good excuse for buying a new outfit!