I have 8 weeks to get myself in shape and ready for the Via. That’s long enough, indeed I have planned it this way. So I started in earnest. Walking everyday.
For the first week I have walked a circuit around our house that we call the white walk. It’s a beautiful walk, regardless of the weather or the time of day. It has a little road walking, but on the whole it’s on a stone track, a white chemin and through a forest… and it has an up and a down and some flat… perfect camino training!
I’m feeling blue and for the first time since I decided to make this crazy walk I’m doubting myself. My feet hurt, the walks were hard and I suddenly feel woefully unprepared. Continue reading
We’ve gone away for a week. I wanted a chance to walk every day for 5-6 days… test my gear, my feet, my stamina… break the 20km mark… just prepare. So, we drove down to the Tarn department with no fixed plan and found a little campsite for the camper just outside of Albi.
There are just 9 weeks to go before I start my walk… just 9 weeks left to train… to get fit. When I started this I thought I had ages, I thought I would be running up hills at this stage and yet here we are with 9 weeks to go and I still feel so unnprepared.
Most people, when I tell them about my walk, have two reactions.
2) Are you mad? Continue reading