I was able to escape for a few hours on a beautiful 68 degree day on January 30, 2013 as part of my training for a half marathon in March. I was able to run/jog 7.75 muddy miles of Cheesequake State Park's trails, all the while carrying my camera to snap some pictures of the beauty around me. Since moving to New Jersey 8 years ago, this is one of the few places that makes me happy, so I try my best even in the winter to go once or twice a month to run the trails. As the quote states above, I have learned to love the fool in me, since people do think I'm a fool for running in the woods in below freezing temps, with ice, snow and mud on the ground. I don't see it as being a fool or lacking self control, I see it as taking a chance and allowing myself to be free from reality even for just a few hours.