Training Walks

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.

  1. Keep up the good training, Make sure to add some hills – the first day of the Camino de Santiago is stunning, but in all the adventures I have done around the world, nothing prepared me for the humbling Pyrenees!



    1. Yeah. I hear it is baptism by fire. I am sure I will find soreness and satisfaction (hopefully). Thanks again for taking time to comment. Buen Camino.



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