Home! It’s More Than Just a Place to ‘Hang your Hat’

I've thought about this for a long time. I've discussed it with pilgrims on the Camino. I talked about it with expat friends and colleagues where I worked in China and India and I reflected upon it when I relocated back 'home' to Halifax. It has followed me now for many years, 19 to be … Continue reading Home! It’s More Than Just a Place to ‘Hang your Hat’

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Day 30, 5 Top Reasons Why a Goal is Important…if things are getting tough.

I made a promise to myself. On 'Day 1', I said that I would take this personal 'Camino' journey to the end of 36 days, the exact number of days it took me to complete the Camino Santiago de Compostela. The Camino journeys start strong and euphoric. As the days go by, the travel morphs … Continue reading Day 30, 5 Top Reasons Why a Goal is Important…if things are getting tough.

Day 21, The ‘high point’ …The Iron Cross, The Soul of the Camino.

It was cold, very cold. The air was biting our cheeks, which we made sure was the only visible part of our body left open to the elements, as we left the warmth of the Albergue that morning.  We had our headlamps on to cut through the night which still lingered on the dark, gravel … Continue reading Day 21, The ‘high point’ …The Iron Cross, The Soul of the Camino.

Day 19th & 20th. Pain…Life having fun with you…OUCH!

Pain. We all have felt it. Pain IS pain,  it doesn't really matter if it last for 5 sec or 2 hours, it still hurts, it still is uncomfortable and we still wish it away...as fast as possible! Right? I don't like or want to feel pain. Nobody does, I am assuming.  Is self-flagellation, which … Continue reading Day 19th & 20th. Pain…Life having fun with you…OUCH!

Day 15, Running a Marathon is easier than walking the Camino!

Running a marathon is all about the training and preparation before the event. I know. I ran 2 marathons. I was diligent about the training schedule, kept a healthy diet, got 7-8 hrs of sleep each night, ran the slow, easy long runs once a week along with a medium run, Fartlet/ interval runs and … Continue reading Day 15, Running a Marathon is easier than walking the Camino!