Seems like the greatest challenges of our lives
~once we have aspired to them~
bring the most beauty.
This was taken at the top of a mountain trail race last August.
I had never run 29km before in my life...hardly trained for the race,
there I was-
on the top of the world (albeit hardly breathing)....
and capturing a photo of one of the most beautiful scenes imaginable.
This winter is seeming like a challenge to me already. Not quite as difficult as that particular trail run, but a mental as well as physical challenge.
The snow, ice, wind...have already made their appearance,
and I am not a particular fan of any of them.
My run the other night was a treacherous one....slipping over the icy roads and walkways.
The next morning it wasn't any better on the icy gravel.
Winter is my challenge at present.
But as with any challenge....bring it on.
I'll battle my way through the elements- and when spring hits...I will look back and forget the miserable parts...
(and be extremely happy it's over!).