There is a certain tranquility to running at night through a snow storm that I won't be able to successfully describe to produce a true appreciation for what I experienced. I'm sure there are a few of you out there who battle with the elements during physical exertion while feeling a special kind of peace, just like I do. There is something very primal about knowing that what you are up against is totally conquerable, but is going to be quite the battle.
At my turn-around point, I stopped in my tracks and closed my eyes. I consciously slowed my breathing rate, took a few slow and deep breaths and thought about how lucky I was to be able to experience such an undertaking.
I hope that one day, each of you will be able to experience the feeling of overcoming a challenge like that.
When I was on my way home, this is what it looked like. I just so happened to have my phone with me, so I snapped a picture to show you.