After completing the thru-hike detailed in the book, I went on to pursue my love of the outdoors by spending several years working for wilderness therapeutic camps. In spite of our love-hate relationship on the trail, David and I spent another seven years together pursuing adventure wherever and whenever we could. I now live in Colorado where I am still able to find a vegetarian option on a menu. I have returned to counseling (professionally, not personally) albeit NOT couples counseling. One day soon I hope to have a dog to fill the role of hiking companion. My feet have actually returned to normal and I can once again look at a granola bar and not throw up.