4 miles hiked
2.3 miles until I felt pain in my hip today. So I think I’m slowly getting stronger? Hope so haha.
Today I think I am going to get into town and charge up and resupply :)
I like the idea of having my hip rest on a bed that doesn’t deflate during the night….. yeaaaa I’ve realized my pad is deflating throughout the night so that sucks.
Thinking if I can get a bathtub in a hotel maybe I can find the hole and patch it?
I still feel good. I feel content out here. Sometimes I miss the comfort of being in my own home and of course my family waiting for me to come home after I finish. But I know I will be home when the time is right.
I’ve only cried out of sadness once since being out here, and honestly if I didn’t have the exterior factor of being wetted out I doubt I would have cried.
I’ve cried of happiness a few times though. I’m starting to feel like myself again. I am starting to think about how I can keep this feeling I have of myself when I get home after trail. Last time I started to lose myself again. I don’t want that to happen again.
Okay so plot twist.
I took two hitches to get into this little town and Google lied, there wasn’t a hotel.
So that’s rough. Now I need to figure out what to do next. I was so excited for a bed ya know?
Okay okay, so I found a family and they took me in for the night. Super amazing people. They have an ostrich farm so I got to see like 15 ostriches getting fed today.
We chatted and then I took a nap. After the nap we talked some more just about everything, life, comedy, movies, mental health etc. We had a few drinks at the restaurant in town and took our food for take out to bring back to the house to the kids to eat :)
Then we half watched a movie and then half watched a stand up comedy show while we were chatting away till like 10pm.
I finally decided to retire to sleep :)
Tomorrow back to trail :) I can’t wait!