Weatherproofing (PVD)

Getting out of bed in winter can sometimes be a challenge. Usually it’s because of snow and ice and the bitter cold. Today though, it was the rain.

So as I was driving to Prospect Terrace Park, I got to thinking about what weatherproof really means. About how rainy days, and cold, and snow and ice affect our desires to be places. About how much easier it is to turn inwards, snuggle with a loved one, a pillow, or your adorable cat Millie.

And I thought a bunch about how much easier it is to avoid things that make us uncomfortable. That big project at work (or like today, even going to work), confrontation with someone, a phone call or doctor’s appointment you’ve been avoiding. It’s way easier to sweep this under the rug.


But just like climbing out of bed on a rainy morning, our goal should be to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Not every day is a bucket of sunshine. Rain happens sometimes, and it prepares us for what we may encounter in other aspects of our life.

Our goal should be to weatherproof our lives. Does showing up in a downpour to run a steep hill give you the strength to take a risk, look for a new job, have that conversation you’ve put off for months? Maybe. Hopefully.

And sometimes, the rain is the perfect day. Like today. Or tomorrow. Be open to it, and it can change your life.

THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

TONIGHT -12/21 – Holiday Social! – 6:27pm –  We’re meeing up at Revival Brewing/Brutopia, 505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, for some merriment.  If you bring a pet food donation from PARL, you get a free malted beverage.  We’ll eventually migrate up to the restaurant, and at 7:30pm, will begin our Yankee Swap – all you need to enter is to bring a wrapped gift (limit $10), and be there! This is a family friendly event, so gifts can be funny, but let’s not make them inappropriate, pretty please.

12/26 – PR Day –  5:27 and 6:27am – RI State House Steps.  Get ready, cuz it’s time to move fast.  

12/28 – FREE FITNESS FIELD TRIP! We’re heading to Boston to join them for Friday Hills at Summit Ave.  Their workout starts at 6:30am, so make sure you get there before then.  Traveling up alone? Don’t park on Summit Ave – there is plenty of parking on surrounding streets.  Caravan will be led by Holly.  PM us with questions! 

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