Training has begun

Call it “The Way” or a pilgrimage, or a path, or a journey. My training officially begins today, one year out, for my five-hundred-mile trek along the famous roads leading to the Cathedral that culminates the Camino de Santiago. I will stand on the stone in front of the Cathedral, as I did in 1982, when I was a college student in Santiago de Compostela, with new life experiences under my proverbial pilgrim’s belt.

My year-long training includes:

Watching the independent film, “The Way,” with Martin Sheen✔️

Physical training, including biking, walking, yoga, weight-lifting (ongoing)

Mental training: reading books, blogs, and other printed texts on the experience (ongoing)

books I’ve bought & read

Purchasing: equipment, clothing, boots, etc. (all not complete yet)

I did purchase this credential to carry along the way to be stamped by each host

Vision board entry: walk the Camino de Santiago in April 2020 w/ Allison and meet Mark Schnitzer at the end, to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary ✔️

my Camino de Santiago shell for motivation and accountability

As I learned in high school, “you get out of it what you put into it.” My “it” is this life-enriching journey…starting today.



This is my journal for notes & inspirations along the way (pun intended)

Published by AlohaDenise

I love my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free, please), and laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERYDAY. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I love to share my FUN life.

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