Yes, today was my first test. It has been raining all day, so I girded my loins (!) and did it. Endorphins are still surging through my body so I have to list some of the benefits I was noticing as I was out there, to remind myself...
In no particular order:
* The very act of defying gravity (centered in my warm, dry house) and getting out there is VERY empowering!
* Scents I don't smell when it's dry are deliciously pungent.
* The leaves that have fallen on the ground look like they are lit from within against the charcoal colored running path.
* The few people I passed were all bundled up and burdened with umbrellas walking their dogs. They had squinty, suffering faces. I felt free and happy, surrendered to the rain.
* I was soaked all the way through, but steaming warm. Fun!
* The whole world was brushed in shades of grey, which made the occasional blast of color seem like an ecstatic celebration.
* The sound of the rain is a luscious pleasure.
* And I did it.
* Twilight is such private beauty.
I DO need some proper winter running clothes. I've been asking around and researching a bit. Although I was plenty warm today in my fleece vest, thin shirt and tights, it WAS 62 degrees and 35 degrees will be a whole different ball game.
One step at a time.