Breaking Barriers with Zero Blisters

The title says it all. I’ve been breaking many barriers within myself and with others, and I also managed to get by so far with no blisters!! Go me!!

Currently, we are averaging about 15 miles a day and we just completed our 5th day of walking. I’m sitting in my albergue reflecting on the last couple of days while the other members of my Camino crew are also journaling the spiral of thoughts and emotions that are undoubtedly going through their heads as well. I call them my Camino crew, because we have been walking together for the last 4 days -about 8 hours each day – and we’ve become quite inseparable. Continue reading “Breaking Barriers with Zero Blisters”

Racing to Roncevaux

What a truly invigorating couple of days. 48 hours later, I am settled into my hostel after having made (arguably) the most physically difficult trek of the walk over the French Pyrenees and an equally difficult portion today thanks to the 100 degree heat. I didn’t think it was possible to smile for such a long period of time, but from our 5:30am start to our stopping point in Ronsevaux, I couldn’t keep the grin away. This beginning portion of the walk is infamous for the drastic elevation changes, and I had heard multiple stories of people sitting on the road up the mountain crying. Needless to say, my mom and I wanted to begin the walk with nothing but positivity, so we prayed and pushed those stories out of our minds.  Continue reading “Racing to Roncevaux”

5 Paris Epiphanies 

“J’adore les frites” the one French phrase I somehow pulled from my high school French class archives every time someone asked “Parlez-vous Français?”

I love French fries. Really, Emily? That’s all you could remember?

Luckily, when I happened to use that phrase it evoked quite a laugh out of the French people we *tried* to speak to. Although we spent only a mere 48 hours in the City of Light, it sure did enLIGHTen me on a few things about the world I live in.  Continue reading “5 Paris Epiphanies “

Counting Pastries Not Pounds 

**DISCLAIMER** I am extremely jetlagged and find myself much funnier in this than anyone else will 🙂

Okay, let me just start this off by saying that there are more pastry shops in a three block radius in Paris than bars in downtown Athens, Georgia.

I walked outside of my hotel this morning turned right and walked 12 feet, and there standing in front of me was the most beautiful looking chocolate chip croissant.

It was so perfect I didn’t even have time to take a picture of it before it vanished .29 seconds after I purchased it…along with 2 more later in the day. BUT HEY, like I said, we Cameron ladies arent about counting the pounds, were all about *high key* carbo loading on Paris Pastries before we actually start this trek of ours.  Continue reading “Counting Pastries Not Pounds “

Vamos a España!

HOLY COW! It has truly been a whirlwind couple of months.

Time literally has flown by and tomorrow I depart for Europe on an unexpected adventure with my wonderful Mother. For those of you who don’t know, my mom – Lisa – and I will be walking The Camino de Santiago beginning June 20th. The Camino de Santiago, also referred to as “The Way” is a 500 mile long Pilgrimage that travels through numerous remote villages all across northern Spain.

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