Was intending to walk 12 miles today but packed it in after just 6 when the skies opened up and unleased a severe thunderstorm. I actually didn’t mind the rain. It was nice to tromp along in a nice summer rain. It became a different story when the thunder and lightning started and it seemed unwise to continue. Of course this will not be an option for me once I am on route. And it is not an option when you don’t have anywhere dry to go. That said, there is being tough and there is being foolish.