I have been getting out and doing some training walks. I started out dong this several months ago when I read that it might be a good idea to get my body in shape prior to actually getting on the Camino. What a concept! I never imagined getting out and walking for ten or fifteen miles around town. The farthest I had ever walked or run was about 3 miles, 5 miles on a long day. I just figured I had to be on the Camino to do more.
So I got out Google maps and started to map out what a loop that big looked like and started walking it once or twice a week. Initially the day after a walk I would hobble about like somebody had stomped on my feet with their construction boots. Eventually it got better and I am up to walking the full distance with a full backpack and even enjoying it.
Lately I have been walking in the Barton Hills neighborhood and I ran across this really funky mailbox. It is amazing what you slow down and take notice. Look for future posts on some interesting sights around Austin.