However, I have hit a bit of a speed bump! The first two days were challenging - from very very steep inclines to even more difficult very very steep declines. This combines with not such good planning about food, and sleepless nights to knock me over. I believe that with sleep I will. Be ok. Without it, I cannot continue.
Wrests wife is even more challenged. She has IBS and is both lactose and gluten intolerant. She decided this morning that she could not continue so we developed Plan B. we took a bus to Pamplona, and I am sleeping here tonight - or, hopefully sleeping. Last night sleeping sleeping I tried to make sense of what was going on. They sayEl Camino provides.....and, maybe the message is that this is not an experience for me...that my Camino is different from this one. But, I am not sure. If I get rest tonight, I will continue tomorrow. If not, I will.regroup and see what feels best. I. Am close to Bilbao and have wanted to see the museum there. And, I have wanted to return to Barcelona and visit La Sacrada Familia to see what progress has been made. I hope the message is to continue on the Camino.
This has been such a surprise to me, as I have trained well, but also know the importance of listening tommy body. When we got to Roncevalles yesterday I was done. We got our needs for the night, but I was too tired to even go reserve our dinner. When, Don, a fellow pilgrim tried to tell me where to go, he knew when he finished with his instructions that nothing had gotten through! And, he said, "let me go do it for you." Ay the Pilgrim Mass I was far too tired to be standing in the church!
So, after another sleepless night, and after Brooke could go no further, we hopped on a bus to Pamplona to stay in a hotel and regroup!
I wish I had more exciting news to. Share. Success on this pilgrimage has always been to take the first step. I may hang around here for a fee days, or I may head back home. No need to decide right now. Thanks for the many many supportive messages. I feel your energy behind me. We'll see what happens.