|Last application of cortisone (applied with iontophoresis).|
Steph has been doing resupply for both Arizona and another PCT hiker as well. So there is hiker food everywhere. Steph offered that I could prepare resupply boxes and food for myself for the rest of the PCT from here while my foot heals. Before I started the PCT, I prepared enough food for myself to get me the first 1200 miles of the PCT, so this will be ideal. I have the advantage of knowing what I like to eat on the trail.
|Dehydrated shrimp and sushi rice, plus other Asian-inspired meals.|
I've been stocking up on the foods I've been craving and I can find some new foods that I'm not already tired of.
Yesterday, Steph borrowed two dehydrators from one of her friends. How cool is that!?!? Trail food prep just got kicked up an extra notch. Both dehydrators have been running non-stop on the back porch.
Another thing that's been great is that my physical therapist said I could exercise on a recumbent bike. Trying to stay off my foot to let it heal was really tough after being used to exercising for 10-14 hours every day. Going to the gym has been such a relief- especially to get my heart rate up and feel my muscles burn.
I've also been really happy to connect with a few other friends who are or have been off trail due to injury or illness. Talking to them makes me feel much less crazy because they understand what I'm going through. It's really tough mentally being off the trail, and it helps me stay sane to talk to them.
Though of course I miss the trail terribly, it's been fun to enter into this world- I drive someone else's car, wear someone else's clothes, have been adopted by someone else's dog. It feels like I'm playing a game or like I've stepped into a movie. Quite an experience!
|I crave vegetables.|
|Cranberry-Orange fruit leather and mandrin oranges.|
|It's not the Sierra, but at least it's getting my heart rate up.|
|Bella always cheers me up.|