El Camino: Herrerias de Valcarce to O Cebriero

Today’s trek: Herrerias Del Valcarce to O Cebriero

Today was the trek that wasn’t. At least for me. Judy got out there and conquered the five mile climb with no problem. She even took pictures so I could use them in my post!!

Dream Tree

Traditional home

View of rooftop and cross on hill.

I on the other hand stayed in bed as long as I could and called a taxi to take me to a small town that has a medical clinic. The doctor there confirmed I needed some medicines immediately and also prescribed medication for the next two weeks. It’s now a nine hours later and I have eaten a bowl of soup.

I keep reminding myself that our bodies tell us when enough is enough. I’m feeling though that this is a lesson in competition or ego.

There really isn’t a reason to feel bad about being sick is there? Yet I do. I missed out on walking 5 miles today. I missed out on the hot sweaty exertion that is signature of pilgrims making their way to Santiago. I missed out on making more memories with Judy.

I guess though, this memory will serve me just as well won’t it. That time in Spain when I got so sick I could eat or drink water for 4 days?!

Yup. Everyday has a blessing and a lesson. You just have to look for it.


Siempre pa’ adelante!


About Caro

I am a social worker by training and a peace officer by profession having worked with California’s delinquent youth and young adults for 28 years. I firmly believe that our development as humans depends on our environment and that sometimes we get stuck. As such, I write about those things we sometimes ignore or fail to see until we are forced to pay attention.
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