In my last post I started to think about how important it is to me to be in decent physical and mental shape when I tackle the Camino next year. I think that part of the excitement, motivation and ensuing spirituality is the time that I will spend preparing to make my final choices in regards to dates, equipment, how long I want to be on the Camino and how far I want to go, each day as well as overall.
To me, the minutiae are what will truly enhance the entire experience. I have read accounts where folks have found this aspect of walking the Camino to be tedious and almost unworthy of consideration. For me, however, I need to do the planning so I can gain and maintain the focus I will need to make this a reality.
Here are some of the issues surrounding equipment: As of right now I am going to go with what I know works for me.
1) Footwear-Boots-Vasque St.EliasGTX/sandals
2) Backpack-Right now-Osprey Kestrel 48
3) Socks-Merino wool/shorts/t-shirts/rain gear
4) First aid supplies???
5) Sleeping Bag orLiner???
Some food for thought:
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”
– W. Clement Stone
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”
– Wayne Dyer