Walking Alone on the Camino and All That Emotional Baggage
You wanna know what really scares me about walking alone on the Camino de Santiago – me. I’m terrified of spending 30-40 days all by myself. I’m not scared of the actual physicality of doing this (although walking 500 miles is c’mon, terrifying) – no, what scares me is all that alone time with myself. You know, me, myself and I. I’ve got a lot on my mind, a lot locked up, a lot of regrets, and to be honest, I’m not sure I’m ready to open all those cans of worms. There’s my mother. She and I had the most difficult relationship, we didn’t speak for years. It was…
The Heaviest Thing I’m Bringing with Me to the Camino: Donald Trump
I'm at a loss when it comes to trying to find a good or kind word for our President or for his supporters. And I hate this feeling.
How I Trained for the Camino
Finding the right backpack is very similar to finding the right husband.
What The Guide Books Don’t Tell You About Planning to Walk the Camino
So I got this cra cra idea to walk the Camino Santiago – a 500 mile trek across Spain after watching the movie, “The Way” starring Martin Sheen. I thought to myself, self.. you’ve been walking since you were what, 10 months old or so, how hard can it be to do the Spanish Schlep? So I started doing my research on Facebook and Google. The first thing I Googled was, “How much weight can I lose walking the Camino?” The answers were mixed. One man lost 30lbs, one woman gained 30lbs. So my hopes that this holy trail would be my holy grail of weight loss were dashed…. but…
Mark Your Calendars: My Camino Starts in 10 Days
I haven't trained, I'm not sure about my shoes, my backpack is heavy and it hurts. I don't know where I'll be staying, don't know what I'll be eating, don't know where I'll be able to go when - you know - I gotta go, hell I don't even know where to put my water bottles on my backpack.
My Biggest Fears for Walking the Camino
I watch one sappy movie with Martin Sheen and the next thing you know I’m telling anyone who will listen, “I’m going to walk the Camino!” But I've never told them this.