November 7, 2017
While hiking the PCT this summer, I had this idea that when I got back home I was going to love having time to relax and finally sit still for awhile. I was so excited about being able to spend countless hours sitting in front of my computer, sipping tea, adding and editing entries to my blog with hopes of connecting with more people regarding the trail. I had plans to sit down and turn my journey into a book to share our adventures with more of the world. But after spending five months hiking, on my feet all day, spending every minute working towards a goal, the last thing I could do when I got home was sit down. I would stare at my computer, type a few paragraphs, and then get up and find something else to do. It seems that my body doesn’t know how to stop go-mode anymore.
I am lucky enough to be able to work on my feet and stay busy at my job at the taphouse and starting soon at a new job at Costco. But even in my free time, I can’t sit still. So instead of being upset by this, I have instead resorted to doing two things that I love that keep me on my feet… running and cooking. My love of running never faded on the trail and my trail legs have enabled me to jump right back into running long distances…to the point that I am actually contemplating doing a marathon in a couple months. And my love of cooking has not only helped to keep our house smelling amazing, but also help Colton start to gain some of his lost pounds so that you can all stop worrying about him and he can stop pretending he’s a starving POW. He loves these cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins and I haven’t even told him yet that they’re healthy for him.
Someday I will write that book, but for now I am listening to my body and hopefully working towards another goal of mine that I’ve had for a long time and fueling all those long runs with lots of yummy, mostly healthy, holiday treats.
Here’s the link to those awesome little muffins if you wanna make some https://www.texanerin.com/gluten-free-pumpkin-donuts/.
And I really do promise to do a gear post soon. Even if I have to write it while I’m running!