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Recent content by Canuck Pilgrim

  1. Canuck Pilgrim

    Poll Which Camino are you planning next?

    Still Planning to do Le Podiensis out of Le Puy to Cahors. which was scheduled for September 2020, now it looks like next May 2022. I am hoping to do the Portuguese if all works out well this October, It is really difficult to actually plan for this year so it would be a last minute decision...
  2. Canuck Pilgrim

    Poll Which Camino are you planning next?

    Hopefully the Podiensis out of Le Puy en Velay in Octobr 2021 and then the Portuguese in October 2022
  3. Canuck Pilgrim

    Where did you walk ( locally ) in 2021?

    I walked just over 3.200 KMS in 2020 in and around the Ottawa area, which was on average 8.9 KM a day, I hope that in 2021 I will be walking the Podiensis in France, I love the Camino masks that I purchased from Ivar. they proved to be very useful in 2020.
  4. Canuck Pilgrim

    Pilgrim stabbed and attacked at knife point after Sacavem, was able to escape

    How awful I cannot imagine how scared and distressed you both must have been. Thank God you are both safe now. So un Camino like . a brazen attack like this, hopefully this is a once in a 100 years event.
  5. Canuck Pilgrim

    Le Puy musings and plannings....

    I have a question to ask, Do you think the Via Podiensis out of Le Puy to Cahors will be overly crowded in 2021. Being a Holy Year for the Camino I imagine it will be quite busy but I though that would be more so in SPain than in France, any ideas or thoughts ? I plan on walking it with my...
  6. Canuck Pilgrim

    Favorite Leg/Section

    Hard to pick just one, there are so many that stick out in my mind. I would have to say number 1 would be reaching the summit at O Cebreiro what a climb what a view, The walk between Villafranca and Las Herrerias also comes to mind as does walking through the Yew Tree Forests in Galicia. It is...
  7. Canuck Pilgrim

    What was your meltdown point?

    I recently finished the Camino Frances and one day I came close to what might be considered a melt down. After walking in the pouring rain for 6 hours , sick with a head cold and a UTI I reached a point where my legs just did not seem to want to work anymore. I could barely lift them and then...
  8. Canuck Pilgrim

    Cortisone Hip Injection

    I was supposed to get a cortisone injection in my hip this morning but between the Dr and I , we decided that the risk outweighed the rewards. Although injections are a common procedure there is a 3% chance of getting a nasty infection in your body which could not be treated properly before I...
  9. Canuck Pilgrim

    Injured my Right Hip In Training

    Thank you Nanc- You are 100 % correct- I over trained as I was far too engrossed in getting ready physically and as such I injured myself. I am taking the time to heal now as I am physically prepared, all along I have been preparing myself Spiritually and will continue to do so, I am also...
  10. Canuck Pilgrim

    Injured my Right Hip In Training

    Thanks Marianna-Yes the mind is indeed a strong healer, and I am doing somewhat better now, with 3 weeks to go I am going to proceed Buen Camino to you as well perhaps we will meet on the trail
  11. Canuck Pilgrim

    Injured my Right Hip In Training

    Thanks Seabird- You are right I can do it, anxiety is under control now and hip is slowly healing but healing it happening . Praise God
  12. Canuck Pilgrim

    Injured my Right Hip In Training

    Great advice from wonderful people. much appreciated. I have 2 more Physio sessions, a Massage and an Acupuncture session all planned in the next 3 weeks before I fly to Bilbao, then another week of rest in Bilbao and Santander before I start walking, I have Hiking poles which should help with...
  13. Canuck Pilgrim

    Injured my Right Hip In Training

    Hi All I am very discouraged right now as last week , 1 month before I start my Camino I injured my right hip , Si joint area. I have walked over 1000 KM since April getting ready and was doing well. However last week I went on a bike ride with a few steep hills. I am 64 years old and as such...
  14. Canuck Pilgrim

    Sept.-Oct. 2017 pilgrims: check in!

    I will start walking at Pontferrada Sept 20th
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