Many have said you can walk short distances, which is the case. However, to reinforce that and give you less stress, acquire a guidebook and study it. It will be broken down in stages but you do not have to follow them. However, for each stage there will be a map showing each village and lodging along the way. Check the distances between those lodging locations and put together a tentative daily walking distance based on those distances. You will see daily distance wise it is quite doable. You will be more comfortable and can work on getting equipment and in shape.I have been wanting to do the Frances Way. I have been walking and trying get myself used to walking long distances. I am mostly able to do about 8 miles in a day. It is boring and uneventful to just walk here. I have tried walking the beaches and it is better. Still I feel like maybe I should not try to embark on a Camino. Is it different on the Camino? Will I get the motivation from others to continue and move on. I don't want to be a pre-quitter LOL but, I am afraid of getting there and not being able to walk the distance needed daily. I am 53 and in relatively good health. I imagine that walking on the Camino and not worrying about having to be somewhere or do something will make it easier, and also having company at times. Do most people think about not being able to walk the distance? any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.