Actually, Briju told me another very nice story which I feel merits his own post: we were talking about the oncoming winter and about motivating ourselves to run in the morning.
Briju recalled talking to a Navy guy who had to spend six month stints cooped up on a nuclear sub. When the stints ended, he would be out running every morning, hail, rain or snow. "Well, it's weather isnt it?" he would say. "After six months of being in the same surroundings all the time, you dont take any kind of weather for granted."