Not only am I not a thru-hiker anymore because I don't eat M&Ms on the ground, I'm not a thru-hiker anymore because I'm so fat now.
Even though I've been running every other day about 20 or 30 minutes (I'm working my way up) and hiking on the weekends and walking a 3 mile round trip to work every day, the pounds keep piling on. It's very distressing.
I recovered pretty well from the first hike, gaining the weight back but keeping some off, but two in a row seem to have destroyed my metabolism. It's very sad. This is not a PCT Reentry issue I am fond of at all.