LOVE YOUR BLISTERS, DATE YOUR BACKPACK: THE FIRST HIKING ATTEMPT

Distance: 10.0 km Moving time: 1:57:07 Pace: 11:42/km Since I promised to keep you updated on my training progress, I thought today would be a good day to tell you about my first hiking attempt. In case you are wondering, I followed the advice given in the previous post and took a backpack with me.…

THE WAY OF ST. JAMES

Now we have gotten over the initial shock of the endeavour, let’s dive into a little history of the Camino de Santiago and Saint James in particular. Although most people have heard of the pilgrimage to Santiago, not everyone is aware of where all these roads are actually leading to and why people have travelled…

THE ROAD TO WALKING 20KM (OR MORE) A DAY: TRAINING FOR A LONG DISTANCE HIKE

Walking or hiking* 20 kilometres without a plan on a random day should be doable. Covering that distance six days in a row – and keeping in mind the Way won’t always be as flat as my country – some groundwork might be required. Oh, and did I mention the 8-10kg you are carrying on…