The Camino is calling…and I must go. Again. :)

It’s that time again. It was supposed to be that time again sooner, but Covid happened. Ever since dealing with the Covid depression that many of us dealt with, I’ve felt like walking another Camino would be a great way to get a body and mind reset. “The Camino provides,” as they say. I know walking won’t fix all the broken of the past few years, but pushing myself to go after things I’ve dreamed about doing helps me take back control of my life. In talking with friends and family over the pandemic, the loss of control was a reoccurring theme. So here we go!

In early May I will return to Spain to walk my fourth Camino. This time the route will be a new one for me – the Camino Primitivo. It’s a 13ish day walk from the northern city of Oviedo through the mountains down to Santiago. It’s 200 miles long and thought of as one of the more difficult routes. It’s also said to be one of the most picturesque. Depending on timing I may start one to two days outside of Oviedo in either Villaviciosa or Pola de Siero.

I’ve started my training, which will consist of adding on more to my already five miles a day of walking and getting out hiking regularly to get my body ready for elevation gain and loss. I’ve also started digging my Camino gear out of closets to assess what I can use again and what new gear I may want or need.

As with my past walks, I’ll be using this blog to chronicle my journey. I’ll check in a bit over the next couple months with my training and packing list, then will plan to post daily on the walk. Happy to have anyone follow along!