Six days to blast off .... and waking up at 3am thinking of 3 more Camino Essentials I need to go purchase & pack.
I get a fun card in the mail today wishing me an amazing adventure accompanied by an article of things not to forget to take on the Camino.
Of course I make the mistake of reading the article and realize I have more things I forgot about..meanwhile the article posts The actual weight of each item...which I became painfully aware of last week when I did a trial walk with my backpack and had the biggest ache between my shoulder blades.
My good friend and experienced hiker Jim gave me tips on the importance of backpack adjustments.......back to REI for the 8th time , this time to consult with the backpack specialist that literally set my back straight by making adjustments to the backpack via tutorial ...eliminating the pull causing the ache and restoring my confidence that YES I can tote this backpack for 500 miles....
Isn't there a song about 500 Miles?