You may have noticed that I have been very quiet lately and not exactly posting mileage every other day of this #walk1000miles challenge, or as much as a photo of a refreshing clear and cold winter walk. That’s because I am stuck to the laptop working, for one, and also because my knee suddenly and … More A new level of Camino Chic
Let it not be said that I hang about when I discover some new form of kit that excites me! After Clare at Seeing Clarely tipped me about the Dirty Girl Gaiters, I of course had to have a look at them. I soon found the UK stockists, UltraMarathonRunningStore, and was immediately smitten with the … More Gaiter Girl strikes again!
One of the changes I made for my Camino Sola in September 2015 was taking poles, something I have never done before. But not just any old poles. Heather at Pacerpole very kindly let me test drive a pair of carbon Pacerpoles for which I am very grateful. I thought it was time to really consider poles, … More Challenges and changes – Pacerpoles
This year I have thought about making some changes to my kit and Camino habits. It just occurred to me that I am so close to the ultimate kit and way of doing it – for me, I hasten to add – that I have perhaps forgotten or neglected to try out different things. Things … More Changes and challenges for my September Camino
For my September top-up camino this year I will be taking Pacerpoles! Not the alloys, but a pair of carbons, very kindly supplied by Heather at Pacerpole.com for me to try out and compare to the alloys. The reduced weight of the actual carbon pole means the centre or point of gravity is slightly different … More Pacerpole preparation
Now that is a question. When I started researching appropriate footwear for Hadrian’s Wall, the concensus seemed to be that you need waterproof boots. Which is fine for some, lots of people like wearing boots for all sorts of walks. It’s just … I really don’t. I prefer shoes, I like the lightness of them, I like the … More To boot or not to boot?
Ah, the sock conundrum. (Don’t get me started on the shoes or boots one.) One pilgrim’s favourite sock is the end of another’s camino, that’s how important socks are. Not kidding. Luckily there are socks to be bought along the way for those who got it wrong! On my first camino walk – my first … More A change of socks