- Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2014
Camino Portugues 2015
There is little debate that walking the Camino is a physical challenge. Walking our first CF in 2014 at 55 and our second CF in 2019 at 60 reinforces the idea that you have to walk the Camino to learn how to walk the Camino. My wife and I experienced sore feet, blisters, injured Achilles, debilitated knees, aching backs and more. I would contend age is only a partial component to these bodily functions. We saw many younger pilgrims injuring themselves attempting to do too much, too fast. Did they never read "The Tortoise and the Hare?" The "mental exercise" of the Camino tends to be much more challenging. Each day is another conversation with yourself and sometimes it seems to be a constant negotiation. 2 more K? Then, I'll get that coffee. Walk to this village? Reward yourself with a nice bottle of vino tinto. I spend a good amount of time laughing at myself. If I believe I matter, surely the world must agree with me (How to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans). Regardless of age, How do you walk the Camino? One step at a time...