I have newfound energy after a great nights rest in my own bed, no sounds all night ( not the slightest hint of snoring). I feel that I could wakk forever today. Cold again, but I warm up quickly as I start walking.
Today, as I put on my pack, I start thinking about all the weight I am carrying. It´s much heavier than when I started. I´ve add a few essentials, like food and hair conditioner. I carry this pack ( burden) every day, and it´s to the point that I don´t notice it that much. Sure, sometimes it gets uncomfortable, or I get numb across my hip, but then I just adjust it and it feels okay again. Almost like another appendage that belongs on my body. I´ve even added some foam sponges to the front to make it more comfortable.
In life, too, we carry burdens, baggage ( whatever you want to call it). We get used to it, think we can´t put it down, even make adjustments to make it more comfortable. Pretty crazy when you think about it!
In all actuality, I could do this trip with only my passport, money and clothes on my back. I´m sure I´d clear out a few Albergues-they might smell me coming... but it could be done.
And so, life, can be done without the burdens ( from the past or the ones we accumulate on a daily basis). It´s just figuring out how to put them down, and not pick them back up again. You may think you don´t have any of those burdens, maybe you´ve just gotten used to carrying them, and you don´t notice anymore.
Wow! lots of climbing today, the inclines never stop and I don´t want to, for fear of losing my momentum.
I get to the top , pass a stream and see a shirt, jacket and pants on a rock drying in the sun. No one in sight, not even a pack. He must be in the bushes, waiting for his clothes to dry watching me pass by.
More and more climbing... I hear panting ( lamaz breathing) coming up behind me on this never-ending hill. I´m not sure if someone is climbing or having a baby! He finally passes me- I guess lamaze (sp?) isn´t just for birthing anymore!
Sorry for the long post, but it was a 33km day! I really didn´t plan it that way, thought it was more like 28. Those who know me, know that math is not my strong point!
I could keep going, but won´´t, I´m absolutely beat. That will be my last 33km day!
Until next time...