Tag Archives: what’s on the trail ahead of me

Listening To The Body . . .

August 25, 2013 – 11:46 p.m. Well, I have three days until my departure, and the packing is winding down.  I’ll write a list at some point, but now I’m paying attention to little signs that my body is testing … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Half a Camino distance day . . . almost!

On Memorial Day, my college roommate, Gloria, and I (of course now more than four decades older) walked the Bolder Boulder.  I haven’t participated in that lovely mob scene for twenty years, but Gloria and her husband were visiting us … Continue reading

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Walking My Mind As Well As My Body . . .

April 29, 2012.  It’s Neil’s birthday weekend, and I haven’t been out on a walk since the 21st up at Beaver Creek.  A medical procedure and its preparation took two days of last week, and preparing Julia Child’s Boeuf Borguignon … Continue reading

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