The tremendous excitement of spending a day out in the natural world, whether it be roaming around a city, or exploring the forests of the neighboring regions, can often be dampened by news of bad weather. You might not know it till you feel the first raindrops on your head, or you might find out well in advance by the cheery word of the newscaster, but however you discover that your parade will be rained upon, you will most likely be a little deflated.
This doesn’t have to be the case, though. The sooner you get past the misery of a day not going according to plan, the sooner you can see the opportunities that present themselves with the coming storm clouds. We explore these possibilities in this article, in the hopes that it reinflates your vigor, and leaves you just as excited as you were before.
Indoor options are the first thing many people think of when the weather changes their plans, and for good reason too. The indoor world is filled to the brim with exciting opportunities to learn and have fun, as well as relax and unwind. For those with unbridled energies, bursting at the seams for a chance to run around, an indoor trampoline park might be the answer to your excitedly inquisitive query.
These trampoline parks are not only safe, but chocked full of trampolines that use elasticity to bounce you, instead of springs, making them more bouncy but also more work to bounce on. For parents of wild children, this is a godsend, as the kids can absolutely annihilate themselves and all their energy bouncing around for an hour or two while their folks grab a coffee and have a moment or two of silence.
If the outdoor world is still calling to you, regardless of the torrential downpours no doubt winging their way to you as you read this, the simplest solution might be to just adjust your wardrobe to account for the weather and venture out despite it. The rain can be a pleasing feeling when it’s not actively soaking through your clothes, and your immune system works harder in the cold, leading you to burn through more fat stores in your body in the winter months, so a rainy day in the mountains might be good for aiding in your fitness goals.
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Finally, there is the option very few people consider, but many people actively enjoy. The solution here seems obvious to some, but to those that can’t seem to see it, the answer is this – go out and enjoy the rain. You don’t need waterproof coats or windproof jackets in a temperate downpour, you can simply throw on an old t-shirt and jumper and an expendable pair of pants and get absolutely drenched running around outside.
Once your body adjusts to the cold, you barely feel the rain anymore, and the sensation can be exhilaration and hilarious when shared with a friend. So, don’t discount the benefits of enjoying a good downpour. A follow-up hot shower and large meal can put a smile on anyone’s face, and how often will you really get the chance to just enjoy a good rain storm?
With these suggestions, your weekend plans have been salvaged, and perhaps even turned into something better. Get out there, battle with that weather, and have a great time doing it.