Camino Day 2: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

DAY 2:  15 miles +1681 feet -1060 feet I woke up and the swelling in my leg looked like it had gone down a little. I was still not very confident about why it was swollen and still worried that something was damaged. I decided to wrap it in all the compression I had and keep going. Worst case, I would have to leave the trail and go to the doctor. T ...

Camino Day 1: Sarria to Portomarin

DAY 1:  14 miles +1381 feet -1555 feet After getting as much sleep as my jet lag would allow, I woke up energized, excited and a little nervous. The time had come to experience this transformative pilgrimage that I had worked so hard to get to. I was ready to take it all in and had confidence in my preparation. I packed my backpack with too much st ...

Eating Barcelona Up!

It was hard to believe this long awaited trip to Spain was finally here! Everything I had fought so hard for over the last year was about to begin. I was really excited and overwhelmed at the same time. What was to come? Did I pack everything? Did I train hard enough? I was about to find out all the answers. I met up with Amie at the San Franci ...

My Pilgrimage to My Pilgrimage

My Camino story started fall of last year when I randomly ran across Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Grey’s Facebook post advertising a fully supported 117K hike on the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain the fall of 2019 for people with physical challenges. My eyes became really wide and a grin from ear to ear appeared. My body was in great shape fr ...