Yesterday I got caught in a thunderstorm/downpour while riding my mountain bike. I was about a mile from my car when the fireworks started. I had to climb a long, steep, lung-busting hill with lightning cracking all around and my shoes filling with water. After I pushed hard to the top of the hill I was huffing and puffing and my legs were dead. Even though I was a mess when I got to the car, I have to admit it was exciting and fun.
I spend most of my time in the virtual world of software and the Internet, so experiencing nature first-hand was a welcome change.