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Kplimer

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Camino(s) past & future
Caminho do Mar (2018)
Hi All,

Having torn my calf a month before starting the Caminho out of Lisbon and re-injuring it in Lisbon and up Sintra mountain, I had to give up on continuing the Caminho from Ericeira. I have since caught public transport to the various stops en route to Porto and organised for my pack to be transported from Porto. With rest and sans the extra weight of the pack I have since started walking again from Porto along the coastal route. Am I crazy?

Reaching out for encouragement and advice?
K
 

t2andreo

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Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Hi All,

Having torn my calf a month before starting the Caminho out of Lisbon and re-injuring it in Lisbon and up Sintra mountain, I had to give up on continuing the Caminho from Ericeira. I have since caught public transport to the various stops en route to Porto and organised for my pack to be transported from Porto. With rest and sans the extra weight of the pack I have since started walking again from Porto along the coastal route. Am I crazy?

Reaching out for encouragement and advice?
K
NOPE! Not crazy, just determined. You are doing everything right.

Do not rush. Santiago will still be there waiting for your safe arrival. Take care of your medical issues. Take as much time as you can.

The Camino is neither a race nor an endurance test. The only point, beyond which walking is required to be eligible for the Compostela, is from Tui to Santiago. Before Tui, you can cut as many corners as you deem proper FOR YOU.

Hope this helps.
 

lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
If I were you I would stop in one of the towns and see if there is a physical therapy office (in Spain it is called Fisioterapia and I believe it is the same word in Portuguese) and have an expert look at your injury. You may not know the extent of the damage when you re-injured your calf. You do not know if the walking and the pounding of walking long distances with your pack can cause serious damage later. The accumulated effect of walking that long may not present until later. Good luck.
 

Kplimer

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho do Mar (2018)
If I were you I would stop in one of the towns and see if there is a physical therapy office (in Spain it is called Fisioterapia and I believe it is the same word in Portuguese) and have an expert look at your injury. You may not know the extent of the damage when you re-injured your calf. You do not know if the walking and the pounding of walking long distances with your pack can cause serious damage later. The accumulated effect of walking that long may not present until later. Good luck.
Thanks everyone! Am sitting in a bar waiting in Vigo, having a G and T and feeling glad I kept going.
A dear friend from home who is a physiotherapist has sent me videos of exercises to do and I am feeling confident.
I know I will not complete every stage and am not even fussed about meeting the requirements for the Compostela. I have decided to keep walking with back up plans in place for if and when I need to skip part of a stage.
It’s a good excuse to come back and do it again!!!
 

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