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Why do i feel the need to do it again ?

jony jony

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Frances ( 2007) Via de la Plata 2016/2017 . Sept 2018...Via de la Plata...May2019 via de la plata
I have cycled the via de la plata / Sanabres from Seville to Santiago 3 times ( the last time was April /May this year ) . Before i left Santiago i vowed to not do it again , and to this end i dumped all my cycling shorts/cycling vests/waterproof cycling top and shoes in a re cycling bin (.oh i have just re read that so no pun intended) . My reasoning was that even if i thought about it , i would never go to the expense of replacing all this gear .

I have thought about it 🤭 but am not prepared to re buy all this stuff , so am thinking about walking from Seville to Salamanca in march or May ( avoiding Easter ) . 10 or so years ago i walked part of the Lycian Way in Turkey , so have the backpack , poncho etc but now have less feeling in my feet due to a touch of diabetes ,which is why i ride now .
So finally , my question .......Does anyone else suffer with this nerve damage to their feet and if so how did you cope with the pilgrimage and are there tricky little aids like special socks.....padding ...ointment etc etc that they found useful .?

Regards........John
 
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CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I am not sure what's up with my right foot. I've self-diagnosed it as Morton's Neuroma. I've lost about 15 pounds in the last couple of months, and the pain is much less. Anyway, I plan on finishing up the VDLP beginning in March in Zafra. Maybe we'll see you on the trail! I have figured some shorter walking stages. Let me know if you want to see our walking plan. I use Motion Control inserts in my New Balance trainers and they seem to take the weight off the front of my foot. I have no idea what will happen when I'm carrying a pack, but plan on going super lightweight.
 

Jean Ti

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I did the Via de la Plata last april may this year, and the desease is so bad that I am doing it again on the Camino Portguese on november 11.

I just love to walk and meet others....

Holala
 

jony jony

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances ( 2007) Via de la Plata 2016/2017 . Sept 2018...Via de la Plata...May2019 via de la plata
Anniesantiago........Thanks for your reply and yes i would be interested in any shorter stages you may know of .

Jean Ti...... The Portugese route is also an idea i have but i do like the heat and dryness of the southern part of the V dl Plata .
 

RJM

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A few times
If you are able to figure out why you feel the need to do it again, please let us know because it is a mystery to me why I feel the need to continue walking Caminos, lol. As I tap out these words I realize I would rather be trekking across the meseta with a pack on my back wondering where I will stop for some coffee.
 
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Portugues '15, '16, & '19
Via Francigena '17
Frances '18
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Tahoe Rim Trail '19
I am not sure what's up with my right foot. I've self-diagnosed it as Morton's Neuroma. I've lost about 15 pounds in the last couple of months, and the pain is much less. Anyway, I plan on finishing up the VDLP beginning in March in Zafra. Maybe we'll see you on the trail! I have figured some shorter walking stages. Let me know if you want to see our walking plan. I use Motion Control inserts in my New Balance trainers and they seem to take the weight off the front of my foot. I have no idea what will happen when I'm carrying a pack, but plan on going super lightweight.
I have Morton's neuromas as well as partial numbness in my feet. I have reduced these problems by hiking in a combination of wider shoes and sandals. I alternate between Chaco sandals and Altra trail runners, favoring the Chacos
 

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