Tag Archives: Camino training

“You Don’t Train For The Camino . . . The Camino Trains You!”

July 8, 2015 Well, I certainly hope this bit of advice from a multi-Camino-walker is generally true.   I’ve returned from a month in southwestern Colorado, near Ouray, the Switzerland of America, where my partner, Neil has had a family … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Ashes, Body readiness, Camino de Santiago, Colorado, Hiking the San Juans | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

It’s Not Camino Weather Yet

Saturday, February 28, 2015 I hate to start with the cliche, “How can February be over already?”, but it’s what’s on my mind.  Yes, it’s a short month, but still time is flying by, and this year, we actually have … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, Equipment, Preparation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Okay, Now We Really Begin . . .

Dear all: Though I imagined that each day I’d walk and each night I’d write and post, it just doesn’t turn out that way.  While there is often internet, rarely is there a plug for a recharge on the computer,  … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacks, Body readiness, Camino de Santiago, Equipment, Hitchhiking in France, Kayola/Orisson, Miscellany, Preparation, Pyrenees, Spain, Staying open, What Goes on in the Mind, Wine tasting, Women Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Nine Days, Nine Days, Nine Days

Is it possible that I have only a smidge more than a week before I will be off to Spain?  My return late last week from a road trip to Vermont left me exhausted, relieved to be home with so … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, Preparation, Spain, Staying open, What Goes on in the Mind, Women Walking | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Twenty-four Days and Counting . . .

As I look ahead to my last week in Vermont for this summer, my thoughts are drawn toward the upcoming departure date for Spain.  I brought so much work with me to Stone Walls, and haven’t gotten nearly enough done, … Continue reading

Posted in Body readiness, Camino de Santiago, Preparation, Rye Beach, Staying open, What Goes on in the Mind, Women Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Your Camino begins the moment you decide to go

July 24, 2013 I may have read that on Ilona Freid’s website, alacartespirit.wordpress.com, or perhaps it was a line from the one of the many other Camino peregrinos whose work I’ve perused. One way or another, though I just read … Continue reading

Posted in Camino de Santiago, Equipment, Preparation, Spain, Staying open, What Goes on in the Mind, Women Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

High-altitude training walks . . .

July 1, 2013 – Only two months before I begin my Camino, in St. Jean Pied-de-Port, on the French-Spanish border.  As each day is clicked off the calendar, I am both more excited and more frightened than I was the … Continue reading

Posted in Body readiness, Camino de Santiago, Colorado, Hiking the San Juans, Preparation, Red Mountain Pass, Spain, What Goes on in the Mind, Women Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments