camino de santiago · goals

And I’m about to eat a candy bar.

Hi! Welp, yes, I needed tissues. 🙂 That’s alright.

So, it’s been a few days since my last real update. I’ve been walking like a crazy woman. Every day, at least 10000 steps, which equals about 4 miles. My typical route for my morning walk is 3.2 miles. I’ll be upping that soon. Aches and pains are starting to show, which was really the point of doing this 40 day everyday walk. Knees, ankles, all that good stuff. I need to know what my weak points are and what will need special attention when I’m walking a normal week’s worth of miles in one or two days. Here’s where I am so far in my trek.

Week One:
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 Week Two:

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 And here’s where I am on the lovely Camino, courtesy of, including this week’s miles so far.

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I can't wait to actually see this in person!!
I can’t wait to actually see this in person!! 

Still dreaming, still striving, still motivated. Life is Good.

camino de santiago · goals

Day One of my 40 Days of Walking!

Ok so you know this is going to be about Camino stuff. I started training today! My plan to get myself started is simply to walk at least 3.2 miles a day for the next 40 days. Once I get that accomplished, I’ll move on to adding mileage and a pack and all that stuff. I figure I have 2 years, I can take my time. 🙂

Day One is complete:

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So here’s the fun part – while browsing on the fitbit site, I googled “camino” in the community section, just to see if there were any fellow trainers hanging out. I was so surprised to find this neat-o torpedo site that actually syncs with your fitbit and compares your mileage to where you would be on the Camino! You get pics and everything, of just where you would be on The Way. It’s my first day using it so I can’t give an absolute review, but the idea is genius and is just one more little push to make sure that I’m training a little every day. Take a look: it’s called Walking 4 Fun – I’m pretty jazzed about it. I haven’t put my steps in for the day yet, so here’s what my walk looks like:

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Since this is my first day of semi-unemployment, I have a lot to accomplish today besides walking. Operation Declutter is well on its way. Have a great day, you guys!