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 ...

Educating the Educators of Health Care

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education puts on an annual Nexus Summit in Minneapolis that educates administration and professionals in the health care field using a method called Interprofessional Education or IPE. It has many facets but in short it’s about building team based care with the patient and families being a ...