January 17, 2012
Monday: Lee-Jackson Day and MLK Day.
Okay, sorry I haven't been updating faithfully. I will from now on, promise.
I will NOT be using Trail Journals, my blog will stay right here so don't YOU go anywhere! LOL
I want to send out a HUGE round of thanks to a friend of mine, Kim Pintabona and Appleseed Camping of Washington, DC. Kim is sending me a giant box of CAMPING GOODIES! I urge you to go to their FB page and check them out. Here is the link:
THANK YOU KIM!
The other good news is that I've been seen near …and even IN the gym! I did 2.5 miles last Thursday and 1.5 miles last Friday. I punked out over the weekend, had beer and pizza and totally immersed myself in the NFL playoffs. I loved it, all the teams I chose won and MY team, the New York Giants, won their game as well. Yippee!
On a totally different note, I want to tell you about this gem of a DVD I found at my library. I love history with a passion and I was thrilled to see a PBS DVD called, "Colonial House". It is basically a living history "reality show" where a group of people go to an isolated area of Maine and have to live and prosper in the year 1628. I thought it was AWESOME. If you like history and documentaries, you'll have to dig this one up at your library or check out www.pbs.org for more information.
I didn't go to the gym today purely because I was foul and lazy most of the day. I'm in a rut or a funk or whatever you want to call it and it's SO HARD to pull myself out.
As you can see, I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want to get up in the mountains!
Some people say the isolation and the loneliness of the trail is hard. I am looking forward to being alone in the mountains. That's not to say I don't want to make friends and socialize, I do! I just want to be alone inside my head for a while.
I am going to miss my cat SO MUCH. I literally cry when I think about it. I will pick him up and hold him and he'll purr in my face and I feel so bad leaving him. I think the worst…what if he gets sick? What if he dies? I will feel so guilty. I know I shouldn't think that way but it's hard. He's been my best friend and constant companion for almost 8 years. When I say constant I do mean constant. Like 24/7. I have worked from home since I've had him so I rarely go away and leave him alone. Sigh.
Well, I DO plan on going to the gym in the morning. Actually THIS morning! I need to get to bed if I'm going to be worth anything later today.
That's today's update. See ya tonight!