|Top of Pine Creek Pass. 5 feet of snow left at 6,700 feet. That's where all the trails are, under 5+ feet of snow.|
I've been highly unmotivated since I got home last Tuesday night. Highly unmotivated. I've kept my mile a day streak alive...barely. In the last week, it's been hard to even do that mile a day.
So I was talking to Ashley the other day, listing all of my post-MdS complaints basically, and sounding like a total whiner. The next morning, I woke up and felt stupid. I needed to up my hydrocortisone and did not. I paid the price. I sat around in lethargy for seven wasted days. Yesterday I did 20 mg HC extra, today 10 mg extra HC. I feel annoyed with myself for wasting time, that's a much better feeling than not giving a crap!!!
Since I've gotten back from MdS, it's all I can think about. The friendships, camels, helicopters, sleeping outside (in a tent that I didn't have to set up!), the running day after day, the heat and the laughing. So much laughing. Laughing is good for the soul. I needed to laugh. Every time I think of ever going back and doing it again, I get butterflies in my stomach. I will need to work on getting back there at some point in the future and doing much better!
An article in the local paper.
I am so touched by all who have supported me, sent me good vibes, emails, presents and have listened to me go on and on and on about what an amazing time I had. Thanks to all of you. Your emails brought tears to my eyes when I was in the Sahara. I never knew I had so much support and that so many people loved me, even people who have never met me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
|From Pine Creek Pass. Lots of loose rock. I was picking small boulders up off the road and trying to stay away from the sides that look like this.|
Here are some of the treasures I found yesterday.