It is not my nature. I know that I am more than two days ahead of the guide book and that I have added four days at the end just in case of injury. I know that I could be strolling through the Spain and even taking days off. I find that to be more stressful than walking. It is not that I do not know how to have a good time or that I do not know how to relax. Those readers that know me know that the above is true. I find that I have wanted to do this for so long that what I want to do is do it. I wrote earlier a phrase that a reader described as “Alice in Wonderlandesc”. The part about the going is to get going. I compare it to when you decide with whom you want to spend the rest of your life-once you know, you want the rest of your life to start right away. I have tried to walk slowly but I do not enjoy it. I have tried to start later in the day but it makes me anxious that I should be going. It is not that I am not enjoying myself. I am and I am pleased in so many ways that I am able to do this. Whether I walk fast or slow, early or late, I have the same enjoyment and get the same amount of reflection on life as others. Even if I get that satisfaction after the walk in the early afternoon.
So I will continue to consider the advice and counsel of so many but the fact remains that this is something I am doing for me. And I must do it as me.
Tomorrow I cross the highest mountain on the Camino. Stay with me my readers.