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nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2017), Primitivo (2019)
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.

I’ve had to mourn the loss of the women who just five years ago averaged 30kms a day, winter camino 2014 SJPP to Fisterra, and same distances on all previous caminos.

With continued chemical remission, dietary, change and exercise she may return. But, for now, I have to work with who I am just now.

Barring a miracle, the autoimmune illness with which I was diagnosed four years ago is not going away, so I’m walking.

I was set on life-saving diagnosis trail a few months after completing camino number four, winter 2014, so I’m walking.

Okay my size 2/3/4 figure gave way to size 16, well 16/18 on a 5’2” frame, via 18 months on steroids.

I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.

I have been medically stable for a year and a half, so I’m walking: as a fat woman.

These past six months I’ve dreamed of my perfect next camino Lourdes to SJPP to Muxía, with my perfect figure and so on. In time that will come.

But, for now I will walk what I can and thank Santiago for calling me to him once again.

I decided I would rather use 12 days to walk a 100 kilometers than continue giving buen caminos to others from my bed.
Congratulations on working with what you have! It’s the only option we really have, and your candor and optimism are a guide for us all.
Buen Camino !!
I just finished the Primitivo today, which was wonderful! I wish you all the best
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Congratulations on working with what you have! It’s the only option we really have, and your candor and optimism are a guide for us all.
Buen Camino !!
I just finished the Primitivo today, which was wonderful! I wish you all the best
Congratulations!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2018
Camino Ingles, Caminos Muxia and Finisterre 2019
Buen camino and thank you for your post. I will be finishing my time on CI then Fisterra just as you start so I'll hold back some nice weather for you.
 
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Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.

I’ve had to mourn the loss of the women who just five years ago averaged 30kms a day, winter camino 2014 SJPP to Fisterra, and same distances on all previous caminos.

With continued chemical remission, dietary, change and exercise she may return. But, for now, I have to work with who I am just now.

Barring a miracle, the autoimmune illness with which I was diagnosed four years ago is not going away, so I’m walking.

I was set on life-saving diagnosis trail a few months after completing camino number four, winter 2014, so I’m walking.

Okay my size 2/3/4 figure gave way to size 16, well 16/18 on a 5’2” frame, via 18 months on steroids.

I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.

I have been medically stable for a year and a half, so I’m walking: as a fat woman.

These past six months I’ve dreamed of my perfect next camino Lourdes to SJPP to Muxía, with my perfect figure and so on. In time that will come.

But, for now I will walk what I can and thank Santiago for calling me to him once again.

I decided I would rather use 12 days to walk a 100 kilometers than continue giving buen caminos to others from my bed.
Bless your heart for courageously dealing with your illness and the changes it has dumped on you. Giving in and simply giving up is sooo tempting and easy to do, but your decision to take control and move forward is inspirational.

Jill and I will be on Camino Ingles during the same time frame, and we will be in SdC on October 22 and 23, so it looks like we will just miss you. I wish our paths would have been able to cross :)

I will look forward to reading about how things went for you. You are in my prayers, as I am sure you are with so many other Forum members.
- - Dave
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Dearest NYC,
I am so happy for you to be doing a camino! ANY Camino is a wonderful thing! I am sooo very happy for you, my friend!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!
All the best to you and hope you keep posting while you are away, both here and on the special thread we share as besties on the Not! 😚
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.

I’ve had to mourn the loss of the women who just five years ago averaged 30kms a day, winter camino 2014 SJPP to Fisterra, and same distances on all previous caminos.

With continued chemical remission, dietary, change and exercise she may return. But, for now, I have to work with who I am just now.

Barring a miracle, the autoimmune illness with which I was diagnosed four years ago is not going away, so I’m walking.

I was set on life-saving diagnosis trail a few months after completing camino number four, winter 2014, so I’m walking.

Okay my size 2/3/4 figure gave way to size 16, well 16/18 on a 5’2” frame, via 18 months on steroids.

I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.

I have been medically stable for a year and a half, so I’m walking: as a fat woman.

These past six months I’ve dreamed of my perfect next camino Lourdes to SJPP to Muxía, with my perfect figure and so on. In time that will come.

But, for now I will walk what I can and thank Santiago for calling me to him once again.

I decided I would rather use 12 days to walk a 100 kilometers than continue giving buen caminos to others from my bed.
I am very happy to read your news, and wish you the very best of caminos. Are you going directly to Spain, or dipping down anywhere before or after? Let me know...
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
I am very happy to read your news, and wish you the very best of caminos. Are you going directly to Spain, or dipping down anywhere before or after? Let me know...
Straight there and back.

I have too many responsibilities to do otherwise.

Can’t wear out my cousin, my mom’s caretaker, while I am gone.
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Bless your heart for courageously dealing with your illness and the changes it has dumped on you. Giving in and simply giving up is sooo tempting and easy to do, but your decision to take control and move forward is inspirational.

Jill and I will be on Camino Ingles during the same time frame, and we will be in SdC on October 22 and 23, so it looks like we will just miss you. I wish our paths would have been able to cross :)

I will look forward to reading about how things went for you. You are in my prayers, as I am sure you are with so many other Forum members.
- - Dave
I pray Jill is still bugging you with questions.

Enjoy the way you two.

Buen camino.
 

Rsmith

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.

I’ve had to mourn the loss of the women who just five years ago averaged 30kms a day, winter camino 2014 SJPP to Fisterra, and same distances on all previous caminos.

With continued chemical remission, dietary, change and exercise she may return. But, for now, I have to work with who I am just now.

Barring a miracle, the autoimmune illness with which I was diagnosed four years ago is not going away, so I’m walking.

I was set on life-saving diagnosis trail a few months after completing camino number four, winter 2014, so I’m walking.

Okay my size 2/3/4 figure gave way to size 16, well 16/18 on a 5’2” frame, via 18 months on steroids.

I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.

I have been medically stable for a year and a half, so I’m walking: as a fat woman.

These past six months I’ve dreamed of my perfect next camino Lourdes to SJPP to Muxía, with my perfect figure and so on. In time that will come.

But, for now I will walk what I can and thank Santiago for calling me to him once again.

I decided I would rather use 12 days to walk a 100 kilometers than continue giving buen caminos to others from my bed.
All the best
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.

I’ve had to mourn the loss of the women who just five years ago averaged 30kms a day, winter camino 2014 SJPP to Fisterra, and same distances on all previous caminos.

With continued chemical remission, dietary, change and exercise she may return. But, for now, I have to work with who I am just now.

Barring a miracle, the autoimmune illness with which I was diagnosed four years ago is not going away, so I’m walking.

I was set on life-saving diagnosis trail a few months after completing camino number four, winter 2014, so I’m walking.

Okay my size 2/3/4 figure gave way to size 16, well 16/18 on a 5’2” frame, via 18 months on steroids.

I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.

I have been medically stable for a year and a half, so I’m walking: as a fat woman.

These past six months I’ve dreamed of my perfect next camino Lourdes to SJPP to Muxía, with my perfect figure and so on. In time that will come.

But, for now I will walk what I can and thank Santiago for calling me to him once again.

I decided I would rather use 12 days to walk a 100 kilometers than continue giving buen caminos to others from my bed.
i started typing, deleted three times and don’t really know what to say - other than that your head’s clearly in a good place. I hope you have another great experience. Arriving in Santiago may well mean more to you than most.
 
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Paladina

old woman of the roads
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
I used to look like the small shapely Rootbeer bottle, now I resemble the 2L one: short, fat, brown, and round. But, I’m walking.
Looks are a lot less important than outlook, and yours is radiant. May this be your most rewarding pilgrimage to date!
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.
I hope you get to walk to Muxia. I would like to do it if I have time after my Camino starting at the end of October. My daughter is also going to meet me in Santiago. She goes to graduate school in England. She isn't sure if she wants to walk and she is my angel and whatever my princess wants. It is a dream of mine to one day walk with one of my girls. What could be better than that????
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Looks are a lot less important than outlook, and yours is radiant. May this be your most rewarding pilgrimage to date!
Once I had a six-pack, now I have a barrel. Ironic that it’s mainly down to beer.

The OP is in a great place and will be fine.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Woooo hooo, @nycwalking !! 🥳
I am rejoicing in your good news.
It's very well deserved.
And who cares what you look like or how far you walk? Your huge heart and fabulous attitude are the only things that count.
I am so very glad you are walking, no matter what.
Buen camino peregrina!
 

MethaV

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 Camino Frances
2017 Le Puy en Velay-Cahors
2018 Cahors-SJPdP
Le Chemin Piemont Pyrénéen (2019)
Hello all,

I just purchased my ticket...October 8TH-23RD: next month.

The first two days and last two are travel days leaving me twelve walking days.

I will walk the last 100kms Sarria to Santiago during that time. If I can walk faster then I may attempt walking on to Muxía.
Sounds great! I did the Camino Frances in 2014. This year I'm working on the Piemont Pyrénées. Did the first part this spring, and will go to Lourdes to start the very last part to SJPdP from 18th of September.
Buon Camino!
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Well, I am all about telling the truth.

I’m rethinking this camino.

I never been so wishy washy about going on the way.

I’ll keep you wonderful supportive pilgrims posted.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Well, I am all about telling the truth.

I’m rethinking this camino.

I never been so wishy washy about going on the way.

I’ll keep you wonderful supportive pilgrims posted.
What??? If your ticket was purchased, whatcha gonna do instead?
 

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