I've been running indoors on home treadmill until today. I thought it'd be a good idea to see what running outdoors was like in comparison.
Wrestling with the idea in my head as it looked like serious rain, I wondered whether or not to go for it. What should I wear being the first problem. Waterproof or no waterproof? I didn't know if I would sweat with a waterproof. How many layers should I wear under said waterproof? Should I wear a vest top and a long sleeve top, or just a short sleeve top? What about a hat? It would be so much easier to just run indoors!
I stopped procrastinating and went for it. My goodness! I found it so much harder than indoors. The pavements are so uneven, the gradient of the road differs from street to street. My shins started to hurt. I thought I should just turn back. I continued on hoping it would get better, and it did. Not remarkably, but a bit. Unfortunately it started to drizzle, heavily and I didn't wear a hat. I also lost the podcast after teenager rang me so I had to switch some of the walking/running bits, not being able to get it back on track, but I did find it easier by the time I got to the second last run.
I will try outdoors again, and I have learned to wear a hat, and to wear a vest top and tee shirt top with a waterproof as I was quite cold in my bones when I got home. For me to say I'll try again is a result for me.
Keep up the good work everyone.