Whoever Said to Stop to Smell the Roses
This was a brilliant person! Today is our 3rd and final work/rest day here in Arudy, France. We originally scheduled this “work” period just 2 days into the start of our hike because of professional obligations. Clearly there were bigger forces at play- forces that knew we would be beaten-up, torn down, and worn out immediately out of the starting gate.
Only two days into the forty-something day hike from Lourdes to Santiago de Compostela, and wow, are we hurting! Were we crazy to have even contemplated doing this hike? Are we in WAY over our heads in our pursuit of The Way?
Not no, but heck NO!
We just have to reevaluate the fact that we overlooked one thing- neither of us is superhuman, and we have to brace ourselves for a period of trial and adjustment; of pain and agony; and of- what the hell were we thinking, but thank God we thought it in the first place?!
So we rest our heads, nourish our bellies, dry our blisters, make our work calls, play the part of tourists in this quaint southern French town, catch up on some reading, and contemplate on life – our past, our present, our future, and our souls. Tomorrow, we mount our horses and ride… well, we strap on our shoes, and hike!
Distance: 813 Steps/.4 Miles/.64 Kilometers (WOW! Pathetic!)
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