Fruitful Training for the Camino

18 Aug

Our departure for the Camino is in just a matter of days.

A few months back I began regaling you with information about Camino gear and training. I now laugh how I though 15,000 steps was a lot (it was a great place to start!). On average, there are about 25,000 steps for 20 kilometers.

Two of the best things that we have done up to now, in my opinion, are getting some really great socks and hiking 15-20 km with full gear once or twice a week for about 2 months. Good socks could be chalked up to no blisters thus far and building up each week’s hike has shown how remarkably your body adjusts after giving it time to recover.

Our training for the Camino has been fruitful and we feel ready and excited.

Walking to the Fontainebleau Château

Walking to the Fontainebleau Château

Vista in the Forêt de Fontainebleau

Vista in the Forêt de Fontainebleau

This weekend was a long holiday in France so we headed out to Fontainebleau for what could potentially be our last hike before arriving in Pamplona, Spain. We hiked along a path that started at a point we had hiked before. Over the past months I have been watching the blackberries go from being green little buds to a few sprinkled in every now and then to finally getting full blown blackberry heaven this week. Pulling out a fabric grocery bag from my pack, we decided that we would pick enough to make a blackberry tarte. Forty-five minutes or so later, we had 500 grams of black gold! But, after hiking 19km, the berries began to leak juice and squish each other with their weight… my bag was tinged purple. In the end, our blackberry babies were turned into confiture. Or what I like to call, blackberry caviar.

If training has been anything other than beneficial, it has been fun and given us a reason to get outside of Paris every week. I also hope it is a sign of the Camino to come!

Backberry Caviar

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2 Responses to “Fruitful Training for the Camino”

  1. kristiwiley@runkwrun.blogspot.com August 19, 2013 at 09:01 #

    That looks yummy, but I’m slightly obssessed with blackberries.

  2. citizen kii August 28, 2013 at 22:27 #

    激安腕時計 ランキング

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