Okay, not the 'I'm right even when I'm wrong' kind of stubborn. I'm the 'If my schedule calls for 16 miles, I will run 16 miles - no matter what' kind of stubborn (exception: injuries - I have learned something in this last year ;)).
And today was the perfect day for being stubborn. Heavy heavy 'not able to breathe' winds (freezing!). Lots lots lots and lots of rain (pouring down - literally). The weather forecast actually rewarded today's weather with a 1 / an F. Not the kind of weather that talks you into going out for a run. But my schedule called for 16 miles.
Ready? This is what this Heidi Klum look-a-like (okay, I'm being sarcastic here...extremely sarcastic) looks like after 16.3 miles / 26.1K in the pouring rain. Not a pretty sight. I was soaking wet. Even my undies were soaking wet. Not to mention the amount of water in my shoes. But guess what, despite of the rain, the cold and the heavy winds - I felt okay. And nope, running 16.3 miles / 26.1K in the pouring rain with those winds, and all by yourself, is nothing like a day in the park. Let's call this run a mental work out. ;)
Luckily you can't see my soaking wet rat's tail / pig's nest in this photo.
So, let me just quote Larissa here: I went out there, in the pouring rain, 'because I don't turn my back on myself'. Enough said.