I arrived home Sunday night and have slowly been getting back into the groove of “the real world.” The jet lag was not as bad as I had anticipated. Monday night I crashed and burned and slept for 10 hours straight, followed by an hour nap the next morning.
I seem to crave a nap. Yesterday around 2 pm I could not stop yawning and had another hour long nap. A combination of a month of hiking, 4 days of travel, jet lag and a lack of caffeine has taken its toll. I am weaning myself off of caffeine again. I noticed on the travels home, the caffeine had gone from being an energy boost while hiking to causing a good deal of anxiety while traveling. So I have learned unequivocally, caffeine is fine as long as I’m highly active and in relatively small quantities.
A few fun facts as a result of my hike across Spain.
- I lost 18 pounds. The composition of which is unknown. A good deal of it was fat, but there was definitely some muscle loss in my upper body.
- Between the 19 days I hiked in March, and the 32 days I hiked in June and July, I covered 802 miles.
- For the first time since learning to drive, I went 45 days without driving.
- For the time in my life, I went 30 days without being in a vehicle of any kind.
- I set a personal record of 42 miles in one day. This bested my record of 31 miles set 8 days prior.
I hope to have pictures sorted and posted within the next couple of days. Stay tuned!