I have been walking a 2.5 mile course, twice a day, for a few weeks now. This morning I got up and it was raining a bit. I thought, "No problem." I got my umbrella and set out. Well the 'bit of rain' turned into a 2"-an-hour downpour, complete with gusting winds and lightning. I keep going, telling myself that it would slack off, but it just kept getting worse. I struggled to keep dry for the first mile or so, but it was a hopeless cause. About half the walk is along a busy street and there was about six inches of water standing in the street, with intermittent deeper puddles. I lost track of the number of times I got splashed. When I was done, the only dry spot on me was my shirt pocket, where my cellphone was. I walked with my hand over it to protect it. When I took my shoes off, I actually poured a little water out of each of them. I haven't been that soggy since one memorable field problem in the Army, in 1987. Well, the important thing is I didn't quit. Actually, the important thing is that I didn't get struck by lightning, but the not quitting thing is up there on the list too. I am the kind of guy that if I don't walk every single day, I won't do it at all. I am the king of procrastinators. Well, hopefully I will be able to keep after it, this time. Eric Wanna kill these ads? We can help!