After back-to-back post 3:00 am bedtimes, I needed to get outside in the fresh, crispy air. The day started with a run and brunch at Brooklyn Bagel Bakery. I spent the afternoon with a few "new" friends on a winter hike in Northern Virginia. The trail ended up providing fewer challenges than expected and the temperature only reached freezing point degrees in the sun. None of that seemed to matter with the spectacular surrounding scenery.