Let's break down some barriers that prevent us from getting outside.
Being comfortable outside is a skill. Experience can be a great teacher. I have LOTS of experience being outside in all sorts of weather, from pedaling my bicycle across death valley, to summiting Mt. Washington in winter. I am happy to share what I have learned with you. Hopefully it can speed up your process of learning to be comfortable outside in varying conditions. It can allow you to do more, avoid crowd, sand go more places.
How to be comfortable in the rain.
Students can enjoy a PE class in the rain thanks to an umbrella.
If you walk in the grass early in the morning, or if you have PE first period you know that dew on the grass can make your feet wet. Option 1: Use a waterproofing spray on your shoes. If your shoes are mesh this will not work to totally waterproof them. Option 2: Bring a second pair of shoes and socks to school to change into. Option 3: Wear waterproof shoes. I often find it convenient to wear rubber boots. They keep your feet dry and cover the lower part of your pants keeping them dry too. Gore-Tex type footwear is an option, but I have found its performance in footwear to be lacking, and it’s expensive. Option 4: This is a good trick that I got from an ultralight backpacking book. Cover your sock with a plastic bread bag before putting it into your shoe. Your shoes still get wet, but your socks stay dry. This is most useful for keeping our feet warm in a pinch. Option 5: Don’t do anything, it’s water and your feet will dry. (THANKS FOR NOTHING TUFF GUY!)