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February 22, 2024 4 mins

Bad weather doesn't need to spoil the fun

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Welcome to Before Breakfast, a production of iHeartRadio. Good Morning,
This is Laura. Welcome to the Before Breakfast podcast. Today's
tip is that you are fairly waterproof, or at least

you'll dry quickly. Plenty of outdoor activities maybe more pleasant
when it is not raining than when it is, or
when the weather is otherwise less than agreeable, but it
is still more fun to enjoy yourself and get wet.
Then skip the fun and stay dry. You will probably
be dry again in a little while, one way or another.

So I'm taking the title of this episode from a
recent dilemma in my family. We were pondering grilling because well,
grilled food tastes good, but it was also drizzling, which
isn't exactly grilling weather. But it turns out that they
make umbrellas and you don't have to stand outside for
that long when you're grilling. You can go in and out,

So my husband, who tends to do the grilling in
our family, made it work. You can, in fact grill
in the rain more Generally, bad weather doesn't always need
to take away your joy. For instance, I bet you
have friends who run or walk every day, no matter
what well it might seem crazy to send people to
run when it's drizzly or eighty five degrees fahrenheit or

fifteen degrees. I could tell you that daily exercise makes
some people stay grounded and calm, so why would the
weather change that. It is better to be grounded and
wet than stressed and dry. It is better to go
for a run in frigid temperatures and come back warm
up and be happy to spend time with your family

than to stay in the house and stay warm, but
also spend the whole day sulking. Outdoor activities, even with kids,
are perfectly doable and bad weather. You can go to
the zoo in the rain. You'll probably avoid the crowds.
You can also check out an outdoor sculpture park, or
build sand castles at the beach, or explore the downtown

of a town you are visiting in less than optimal weather.
Extra layers plus hand warmers mean that most of the
fun you can have in fifty degree weather you can
have in twenty degree weather. I recently heard from someone
who almost skipped a tour on the last day of
a vacation when she went somewhere during a cold snap.

But she decided that she wanted to have done the tour.
She bundled up and had a great time. A few
hours later, she was warm and toasty in her hotel room.
More importantly, in another day, she was back to her
normal life, but her normal life with this wonderful memory. Now,

of course, you want to avoid being outside in the
lightning or in temperatures that are truly dangerously cold or hot.
But to a large extent, having the right gear and
having a positive mindset make it possible to enjoy most
outdoor activities regardless. So if it is raining, go ahead
and grill in the rain. My guess is that your

dinner will taste fantastic. In the meantime, This is Laura.
Thanks for listening, and here's to making the most of
our time. Thanks for listening to Before Breakfast. If you've

got questions, ideas, or feedback, you can reach me at
Laura at Laura vandercam dot com. Before Breakfast is a
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