It's the end of January and the darkness of winter is really starting to mess with me. I have been forcing myself to stay active so I don't turn into a complete hermit. However, this means waking up in the dark and running with a reflective vest and if I can't stir in the morning, then it means skiing with a headlamp in the evening.
Last night, I felt the darkness slowly seeping into my pores while I was skiing up Whiteface Toll Road. My skis were following the footsteps of a child. I'd like to blame the night sky for making me think such creepy thoughts about why a kid would be running down the mountain by themselves in the dark.
I don't think my mind would have gone there if it was a sunny sky. I probably would have noticed the footprints of an entire family and maybe some sled marks, but alas it was dark.
The dark days are slowly becoming lighter and lighter and I will not let the winter darkness beat me this year. What do you do in the winter to scare away the darkness?