Today was a nice low key day. The temperature was not too bad and the cloudy skies helped. I hiked 19.8 miles today to the Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
When I got to the State Park, I stopped in its little store for a burger, fries and shake. I had not planned on staying here, but when I saw the historic Iron Masters Mansion, I had to stay there. The mansion was built in 1829, but the iron furnace dates to the Revoltionary War. This place may have produced iron artillery shells used against the British in Yorktown.
The Inn Keeper is a priest, toured with rock bands doing sound for 15 years, writes books and is an exorcist among other things. He likes telling jokes and impersonations. Good dude and took care of us ragged hikers.
My legs are sore today. I did the best I could with self massage and stretching. Popped a few Advil tonight, only had 6 tablets on the trip so far. I want to make sure I know how the body is doing with the miles.
I still weigh about 220 pounds and have been stable after quickly dropping 40 pounds early on. For the last two weeks or so, it seems I have gotten tired of eating a lot. It is weird, maybe I was eating too much. I feel good and have the energy to hike, just don’t want to eat large portions lately. My body looks a little different too. Leaned out for sure, my upper body has shrunk. No bench press records are going to be set anytime soon. Ha