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    Is this a new type of shoe? “Hybrid hiker”

    Vasque makes great hiking boots. I love vibram soles. I hate when a beloved boot or shoe is discontinued or no longer works. Good luck!
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    Checked the “toe issues” threads... this one is not addressed (so far)

    I have fattish toe pads on the underside of my fourth toes on both feet and had no trouble developing callouses that prevented blisters when I was younger and running trails. I am having a little more trouble keeping them blister-free as I get older. Toe socks are helping along with wrapping the...
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    Is this a new type of shoe? “Hybrid hiker”

    I have no idea what shoes I’ll wear on the Camino, but I’ve paid close to $200 for some trail runners and hiking boots and would happily pay $300 if they were well made and would keep my feet, hips and low back happy on the trail for a good long while. Good shoes have been game changers for me...
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    Got my first Covid-19 shot!

    I was so happy to be vaccinated about 2 weeks ago. I got the Johnson and Johnson (it's what was available), so I am just about protected!
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    Forum book club - Planning and book selection for Round 2

    I would love to know more about the course some of you are taking, if you care to share.
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    New Book on how to prepare for a Camino

    There are likely many pilgrims who will appreciate a book that brings this information together in an ebook format and has a chapter reviewed by a sports medical expert. Much of the information and advice available is written by lay people who got lucky and feel compelled to advise others while...
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    I finished this book last night. I thought it improved a bit when she talked about prayer and her walking companion, Tom. I gave it two stars on Goodreads because of how she discussed these things.
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    Yes, or to reframe her approach mid-Camino.
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    Ugh. I am about halfway through and couldn’t agree more. She impresses me as a control freak obsessed with her own comfort, appears to have whined the length of the Camino, and doesn’t seem to much care for others unless they are kind to her. There is nothing particularly deep or insightful...
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    That’s certainly an astute observation- making the connection between lots of prep time being a set up for unmet expectations and disappointments! Thanks for taking time away from what you’re reading and respond to my question.
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    I’m comfortable poking about in the forum on the topics covered in Rupp’s book, but thank you. 🙂
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    Is anyone reading the book now? I was hoping this thread would work like a book group and we would discuss sections as we read them. I am reading through her section on preparations, and I would like to know what other pilgrims think of this section. I have heard so many different things about...
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    Forum Book Club - 3 - Walk in a Relaxed Manner (Joyce Rupp)

    I just started it, as I misunderstood and thought we were going to be reading it together starting 3/3. I started it yesterday and am on page 39. I ordered a paperback via Amazon in order to have it for the 3/3 start, however I have a Kobo e-reader, rather than a Kindle, and it's linked to my...
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