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  1. JJinWI

    How do you train for the Camino?

    The big difference is nordic walking involves a very intentional push backwards with your hiking pole which propels the hips forward. If you are doing it correctly, you will feel the burn in your arms/shoulders when you first start nordic walking. After a while this goes away as your muscles...
  2. JJinWI

    How do you train for the Camino?

    OR send your bags ahead on the first day so you can cross the Pyrenees without your backpack.
  3. JJinWI

    How do you train for the Camino?

    Here are the poles I used... They worked great and where $22!!! Amazon.com : Cascade Mountain Tech Trekking Poles - Aluminum Walking Sticks with Adjustable Twist Locks Expandable to 54" (Set of 2) : Sports & Outdoors Cheers, -jj
  4. JJinWI

    How do you train for the Camino?

    I Nordic walked my Camino and found it very beneficial. It really helped me going uphill and saved my knees on the downhill. I ended up teaching a few pilgrims how to Nordic walk while on the Camino. Since most/many people on the Camino have hiking poles... why not Nordic walk with them??
  5. JJinWI

    How do you train for the Camino?

    Everybody is different! But here is what worked for me - YMMV. A little background first - I did the French Way in 2018 when I was 62, was not in great shape and started hiking my Camino at the end of May: Feb 1 Took the batteries out of the TV remote :cool: Feb- I have an old-school...
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    Tips & Tricks I Learned from the Camino

    WOW!!! Great Story!!!! -jj
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    Photos From My Camino

    Thanks for the kind words... Looking at the photos really makes both happy (to relive my first Camino) yet sad (because I had to cancel my 2nd Camino)...
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    Photos From My Camino

    Katja, Frankfort? I used to spend time is beautiful Bad Homburg!
  9. JJinWI

    Photos From My Camino

    Katja, Thanks for the kind words!!! I was planning of starting my second Camino this May... but this stupid virus has cancelled my plans :-( FYI... here is a link to my blog with more photos... https://jjscamino.wordpress.com/tag/blog/ Cheers, -jj
  10. JJinWI

    Maintaining Blood Sugar...food on the trail

    There are a lot of theories on this... I actually found that eating more fat & protein (and fewer carbs) worked for me. Do a little research on keto/ketosis. A state where your body converts fats into ketones and your body uses ketones rather than glycogen for energy. NOTE: I was eating...
  11. JJinWI

    Off we go...

    Hey Kirkie... Sounds like you are having fun!!! Keep the posts coming AND the photos... More is better :cool: Enjoy the ride and happy trails!!! -jj
  12. JJinWI

    My Thoughts About The Camino

    YES... I wish I was :-) I'm thinking I might do the French Way again next summer. Cheers, -jj
  13. JJinWI

    My Thoughts About The Camino

    Thanks for the kind words... I take the "blind squirrel" (the blind squirrel will eventually find the nuts...) approach to photography... If I take enough pictures... at least a couple will be ok :-) Cheers, -jj
  14. JJinWI

    My Thoughts About The Camino

    Hey Kirkie, GOOD LUCK and Happy Trails as you start your Camino!!!!!!!! Will you be doing a blog??? OR sharing photos of your adventure??? Have a safe trip my Camino friend and Godspeed!!! Cheers, -jj
  15. JJinWI

    NEW & Improved Camino Blogging Survival Guide

    Thanks for the kind words!!! YES... doing a blog is possible... even easy :) (The key is to use wordpress.COM NOT wordpress.ORG. Wordpress.ORG is for hardcore bloggers, very powerful, but harder to learn. Wordpress.COM is a "lite" version of wordpress.ORG AND it is FREE to use!!!!) If you do...
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