When I was a kid, my mother told me that my grandfather would run barefooted, immediately after the first snowfall of the season. This would have started over 100 years ago.

My feet in the snow this morning. (Photo: Dave Benson)

I started doing it when I was a kid. And then when my boys were old enough, I told them about it, and they had to do it. With the advent of social media and smartphones, we now have a record of it every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And my son David and girlfriend video'd his run.

Another year of the tradition @shadoweuphoria, @bensonshow #crazyfamily

A video posted by David B (@d_borz) onNov 11, 2014 at 8:47pm PST