I must admit, I have never been the sort of person who has ever been ultra safety conscious.  Although my father was a policeman for 20+ years, we grew up with the attitude “if a burglar is going to break in, he will do it anyway”.  In hindsight, that is probably not the best attitude…

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It’s still Easter week and I am juggling work, child care and walking, but it’s great. Rachel is at the age  (13) where she is not quite ready to be left on her own all day, and she still enjoys spending time with her grandparents, so all is good in the world. This week, I…

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I think we are at the point where other people are probably getting a bit fed up with us talking about the Camino now!  We now have a route planned and some goals set for things that we want to achieve along the way.   In my blog next week I will show the route…

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I take my hat off to the people at Cotswold Outdoors as the lady spent about 45 minutes with us a few weekends ago giving us lots of tips about backpacking.  She was leaving her job in two weeks time to go traveling with her boyfriend and she was full of enthusiasm for a novice…

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At the age of 45, I am feeling much fitter than I have in a very long time.  This is partly due to my lovely Fitbit (which is now part of my body, and I never leave the house or even the room without it!).  I have been running a Fitbit leaderboard on a private…

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As a modern day pilgrim, I do not feel that you have to suffer to walk the Camino.  If there are gadgets and items that make your life that little bit easier then why not indulge? My work colleagues have been laughing at me this week as little Amazon parcels keep appearing at the office.…

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We are now on week 11 and our progress is going well with the training.  All three of us are ahead of the game and to date, we have accomplished a 10-mile hike in 4 hours.  Our plans for this week are very similar to last week, with a 10k step goal each day, but we…

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With only 12 weeks to go before we head off to the Camino France we decided to increase our walks and training. With busy work lives, this is easier said than done, so we are just doing as much as we can. To monitor steps, all three of us have a Fitbit.  I also enjoy…

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