Day 4 // And when it rains, it pours.
Shoutout to @ladygaga
, this one's for you.
I was not in the form this morning. I woke up at 6:07 when the group was supposed to be meeting at 6:15. Nuh-uh. Wasn't happening. The temptation to pull the sleeping bag up over my head and go back to sleep was strong. I stayed back an hour, enjoyed my breakfast (an apple) outside and headed off by myself.
I started off fairly slowly, there was no go in me. I decided I'd pop my earphones in and listen to a few tunes to try and get a rhythm and pace going. I added my seven favourite Lady Gaga songs to a playlist and listened to them on repeat pretty much all day (except for the 8 or so km where my phone was dead and I was all of a sudden very aware of the pain in my feet and legs and feeling very sorry for myself)
I enjoyed today. I think I liked walking alone. And I think the music really helped. Lads, I was bombing it. I even didn't mind the lashing rain that soaked me to the skin and everything that was in my bag (including my phone which is thankfully still working but my rear camera is a wee bit, well, fucked.) 37km done today. Everyone's just a wee bit wrecked and so we've cut tomorrow's proposed 30km uphill walk to 18km. The group is planning another early start but I think I'll hang back again.
Got a massive plate of spaghetti for my "starter" at dinner earlier and it made me very happy.
It is currently nearly 11:20pm. I am on the bottom bunk of one of four bunk beds in this room that is full of gals from the group and I'm happy with the day I've had.
#camino #caminodesantiago #pilgrim #pilgrimage #ishouldbesleeping