Just finished an EPIC hike in the mountains where we were caught in a hail storm...my head got pounded by ice marbles for about 15 minutes.
By the way, I'm putting my entire trip (Chicago, Tampa, Lithuania, Poland) in a new travel report coming soon. It will show you how to eat and train on the road.
Don't let anyone stop you from doing what you want in life. Its your life, not their life.