For some reason, I have a splitting headache tonight. That’s not a whole lot of fun.
Today was a rest day; originally I thought that my ankles would be my weak points, and the parts of my body most likely to complain, but it looks like my knees have stepped forward to claim that ‘honor’. They are definitely feeling the weight, but they’ll get stronger. They’ll have to.
I did peel, core, slice, and get six apples dehydrating; when they are finished, I will begin making up “breakfast ziplocs” for the trail – baggies with 1/2 cup oatmeal, a couple crumbled slices of dehydrated apple, some sliced almonds, cinnamon and/or cocoa powder, and powdered milk. All that will be needed will be one cup boiling water, and a couple minutes to soak – a quick and easy breakfast, but it will provide a fair jolt of protein and sugars early in the day. Along with instant coffee… need to buy that still. I’ll probably work on that tomorrow.
I received notification my new headlamp has shipped. Yay. 🙂 I need to send back the boots I am not going to be using.
I’ve noticed that I’ve stopped obsessing over money as much. I think, on the whole, that’s a good thing. I have enough to be going on this hike; I have enough money to support Dad while I’m gone; I have enough for at least 2-3 months after I get back. What happens after that is in God’s hands, but at least I’ve stopped killing myself trying to penny-pinch, failing, and then fretting even more over the failure. It was getting to be a vicious cycle!
Dinner time! I’m hungry! Ciao!
I can totally appreciate what you must be going through. Being a freelancer for four years taught me a lot about having faith–not always easy, but necessary. The key is to stay as positive as your post sounds. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that this will be a safe and glorious adventure for you! xoxo