Day 16: Chaumot - st-Amand-MontrondAugust 28, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌙 23 °C
Distance: 16.6KM + 140.3 by car (343.9/1526.4)
Weather: 28C warm and humid
Mood: rested and emotional
The big decision
It was a hard one to make, but I think an important one to keep my mind at ease during the next phases of my camino. Today, I realised that I would need to walk an average of 26.3km a day for the next 64 days and that would be without any rest days. To be frank, even though my body is able my feet are just not op to that number and need the rest now and then.
That's why I made the hard decision to cut out a piece of 140k, tot being the average down to 25.4k with the luxury of 4 rest days, which seems a lot more achievable. I found it a little hard as it feels like cheating and I don't like saying I walled from Reims but not really all the way.... But then, who cares, it's my way and I can always walk the missing miles later, like many people do. There are no hard rules and I should just do what feels right. Well, no longer feeling the pressure of having to do many 30+ days that's are just too hard on my feet feels like a relief. And.. As we drove through the landscape we decided that it was a pretty boring part anyway 🙂
Marc has left now, which makes me feel a little sad and alone, but it's all part of my way and even that feels good in a twisted "way".Read more