Day 19 – Frómista – Half a Kilo Candy

We have brought a women with us during the Camino! She is put in my right pocket and every kilometre she clearly state her mind. Every morning my wife reminds me; have you put on the woman? Without her, we are not walking!

And yes it’s Runkeeper that i’m talking about.

Whatever time of the day she is always alert and precise. I’m not very good in all the settings, but we have configured her for distance. So for every km walked we hear her energetic voice! And it’s always welcomed – to know what you have achieved instead of knowing how much time you wasted/spend! So therefore we are always happy to hear her voice – one step closer to our goal! Perhaps there should be a life achievement app, you just put in your target and the app cheerfully announces your progress!

Today we did more or less a full working day, walking 25 km and burned about 2.000 calories. Feels like an awful lot of calories – until you start googling on calories, it’s a descent candy bag or a four chocolate cakes! Well, it will not stop me or me wife from eating candy but now we really know how much walking we have to do if we don’t want to gain some weight!

Doing some calculations on the total Camino, it should be about 87 liter of red wine in calories. And the good news is that we found such a bottle back in Rioja – an all you need bottle for the whole Camino!

However here in Frómista it’s easy to loose weight since it’s almost impossible to buy something! And that’s because the shops are so full with goods, like this one. Lucky for us, water and drinks was outside so that we could buy! But being quite hungry we where tempted to buy some more, and I did see Candy, cheese, ham and a lot of other goodies, but again the shop was so full of things so you could not get in!

What’s lessons learned from that? Could it be so that we fill our lives with so much stuff that we can’t actually live our lives of all the stuff? Less stuff – better chance to live the life? Scary thoughts, isn’t life about the things you have around you? More things – better life?

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