The Voice of Resistance
A recent conversation, on a recent winter’s morning, sounded a little like this. Mine is the voice of resistance.
Let’s go for a walk. It’s a beautiful day and we need the walk.
It’s 27 degrees outside. There’s snow on the ground and did I mention it’s really cold outside? I mean, seriously cold!
So? It’s good training. We’ve got a big walk coming up and we need to get out there and train.
It’s 27 degrees outside and there’s snow on the ground. Did I already say that?
So? It’s good training. Remember? Whose idea was it to walk across Spain? Pretty sure it wasn’t mine.
Did I mentioned it’s 27 degrees outside and we’re walking the Camino in April, when there won’t be any snow on the ground?
Good. That sounds like the ideal time of year to take on such a trek. But in the meantime let’s go!
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!
Okay, but I reserve the right to turn around if it gets too cold. I toughed it out and then…
Several hours and 9 miles later…
Are We Ready?
We’ve logged about 30 miles in our new hiking shoes so I’ve declared them broken in and ready to walk the Camino. I don’t know that we’re actually prepared to walk across an entire country. Is anyone really ready to take on such a trek? Maybe, those who are super physically fit and used to walking long distances may have it down, but us average folks… not so much. Whether we are ready is a whole other story!
To read more of our posts about walking the Camino:
Good for you getting out there and walking, even if it is 27F.
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Truth is, I’d rather be trekking in the cooler weather than the heat, but temps in the 20’s are a bit much! I don’t like to be hot, which is why we’re walking in the spring. 😉
I agree about putting blog postsinto a book
Thanks Sandy, I’ll have to think outside the box to come up with an original idea to chronicle our trek in a new light.
Keep practicing Patty, your walking shoes will feel a lot more confortable. At least should be few degrees warmer is Spain. April is fast aproaching and I am looking forward to come with you via your blog posts.
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Thank you Gilda, I’m so glad you’ll be following along with us as we walk.
Yep… That voice is always there when you are stepping out of your comfort zone! Know it well. It was with me on the ski lift the other day! Excited for your big adventure! Xxx
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It’s those first few steps – when the cold takes my breath away – and then I get moving and think, okay, I can do this. At long as it is not windy, then it’s just too brutal! We’re getting closer!
We’re not sure we’re in training for anything as really we just want to get fitter. However, we’ve started running at six in the morning over here. Where the temperature’s 16 °. The cold makes us move faster and burn off more calories. Well, that’s the theory anyway. By the way, that’s 16 degrees centigrade.
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That’s 60 degrees fahrenheit, right? That sounds so lovely to me, but I guess it’s all relative to where we are!
That’s dedication – sounds like you’re well on your way to being ready for the walk! I’m excited to hear more about your planning process; will you be publishing a packing list for the Camino?
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Thanks, Amy. Yes, at some point I plan to publish a “getting ready” post of some sort. First I have to figure out what I’m taking! 😉
Patti. You really do have a great style. When you get through your walk on the Camino. You should take you blog posts and turn them into a book.
Thank you for the supportive and kind words. Feel free to spread the word about One Road at a Time! 🙂
9 miles!! I’m impressed. I would have had to be pushed/pulled out the door for a 9 mile winter walk—although the truth is that my exercise tolerance is probably higher in the cold than the heat. I’m still intensely jealous of your plan to walk el Camino.
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One of the biggest reasons we’re walking in April/May is because I don’t want to be hot – walking 500 miles in the heat? Pass. Have you told the Doctor yet about your yearning to walk the Camino?