Los Problemos De Los Pies

Cathedral in LEON from the top floor of our hotel

Our friend, Jeff, texted us asking “are you wearing down or feeling stronger?” I texted back, “stronger.” I lucked out. I didn’t get any blisters but I think my feet have grown because the fronts of my toes hit the front of my shoes with every step. Peggi has blisters that she has been able to manage with Compeed and Maureen has a variety shin, feet and knee issues. You don’t complain on the Camino. Anyone who looks at you in your pilgrim gear can tell at a glance just how you’re doing. It isn’t supposed to be easy. Otherwise everyone would be doing it.

We check the headlines online and we’ve bought a few newspapers, mostly El País, but we’re finding it is pretty easy to let go of the news cycle. We see prostitutes are still dogging the president. And I haven’t been to Facebook since we left. I can’t even remember my password, but I don’t miss that format. It is surprisingly easy to live out of a knapsack.

Peggi and I have to be back in Rochester for the Wednesday’s in May Margaret Explosion gigs and the opening of Leo Dodd’s show on May 4th. So we have to push the “Pause ”button on our Camino. The band is off in October so we plan to return to Leon, walk out of town and continue on to Santiago then. Maureen, my cousin and our traveling partner, is continuing on without us. We didn’t know if we would like this Camino thing and we were prepared to bail and head back to Madrid. But I can’t wait to get back to Leon and pick up where we left off.

5 Responses to “Los Problemos De Los Pies”

  1. Gloria Monacelli Says:

    Thanks for taking us on your adventure!
    Safe travels home…we look forward to seeing you! xoxo

  2. andrea stim Says:

    thank u so much for posting and best wishes to Maureen for the rest of her walk.

  3. ds Says:

    I think you will need to gear down. Dont just quit and rest when you get home – walk 10 miles, then 8, then 6, etc back down to normal routine. To keep your body from ‘crashing’.

  4. Kathy Krupp Says:

    Great to hear that you’ll be returning to finish the trail. Then I can continue vicariously through further posting as I sit and read while you walk and walk.

  5. Louise Says:

    This writing of it has been a joy to read. Like all of your posts. You have the gift.

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