34 Days Left

In 34 days I board a flight to Madrid. I arrive in Spain the next day and the day after that I will begin walking the Camino Frances once again.

I am tremendously excited to once again be fortunate enough to walk this pilgrimage.

This time is slightly different. This time I am walking for donations to The Tucson Wildlife Center. I will post their website once the on-line donation screen is set up for any of my followers who would like to pledge to this wonderful non-profit organization.

It is quite hard to train in the heat of southern Arizona during the summer, but I am forcing myself to complete a 6 mile hike each morning.

I like to walk the unpaved roads just a short distance from my home since I am avoiding the Saguaro National Park (remember I happened upon a diamondback in May in the park).
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Some day I hope to own a home in one of these neighborhoods, but that is another topic for some other time.

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These roads have homes on generous amounts of property. Many homeowners own horses.

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And yappy dogs, but for the most part when I walk these neighborhoods, I don’t encounter other people. That’s probably because they have more sense to stay indoors in the heat!

7 responses to “34 Days Left

  1. Selene, great to see where you’re walking, and the pictures.

    I hope you’re walking in the early mornings, before the sun gets too fierce.

    6 mls is a long way, and doing that regularly will get you very fit, but it seems you are already!

    Bill

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    • I try to get out before 6 am. Unfortunately it is usually more like 7 or 7:30. I guess it is true “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!”

      Arlene

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  2. Way to go Arlene, you must be getting excited. And what a great way to support a local group. We leave for Spain on August 31 so will be a week or so ahead of you. If we travel slower, with a few rest days, we may meet up. I will keep watching your blog for your progress. Buen Camino, Peter

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  3. Peter,
    I will be starting in Logrono, so you never know, we may just meet up!
    Buen Camino to you also!
    Arlene

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  4. I do not start my Camino my first till May but I feel the excitement in your posts and I am very happy for you and admire and support you from a far blessings les

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  5. Arlene,

    I hope you share your Camino from the road? Try staying in the alburgues and hostels this time and walk with groups. It’s a great support base and you get to meet people from all over the world. I treated myself to a hotel stay once a week and you can share the expenses with fellow pilgrims to keep the costs down. I found this very rewarding and I usually felt I earned it. If your back starts giving you trouble like mine did, use Jacotrans to transport your pack to the next destination. It’s about 5 E and they are safe and the next local will have your gear safe and secure.
    Me and some fellow pilgrims I made the trek with are talking about a return trip maybe next year to walk the Camino once again. Anyway, use the Camino to your benefit. It has a lot to offer. At least it did for me. Have a great trip.

    Bien Camino

    Rich

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