Monday, April 3, 2017

Practice Walk #1

I survived!!!  Buen Camino Jane Finch! 
I left my house at 7:05 am for my first practice walk. The goal was to walk 25 km with my 8 kg backpack. I have never walked that long in a day in my life. The start was great! I really enjoyed the walking for the first 10 minutes. I was ambitious, energetic, and cheerful. The backpack felt very light. It didn't feel like 8 kg at all. Maybe 0.8 kg??  but that didn't last long. I started to feel the weight after 30 minutes in the walk and it became heavier and heavier as time went by. By the time I got home after 9 hours and 30 minutes the backpack became 80 kg! I literally felt it. 

My legs and feet were killing me for almost 8 hours and I became a very different person at the end of the walk. It was a very humbling walk. I learned some lessons.

One) The backpack was way too heavy. I will need to get rid of at least an additional 2 kg. 
Two) My legs and feet could not handle the 25 km walk at all. They were just embarrassing! I need to work on my leg muscles
Three) I lost confidence in myself. The pains really humbled me. I now have a great respect for every person who finished the Camino no matter what. I need to put more time in practice. 

I am grateful for the lessons. I am also glad that I managed to use only my phone to take pictures and videos and edit them on youtube. I used only my iphone for everything. It worked!!

To make it short, it was a very good practice walk that taught me a lot today.

Enjoy the video I edited in 10 minutes.
Buen Camino Jane Finch!

즐거운 마음으로 자신있게 집을 나섰는데 9시간 후에는 정말 겸손해져서 돌아 왔다. 정말 힘들었다. 그래도 여러가지 배울 수 있어서 감사했던 하루 😄😄😄

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