24 Mile Walk Around Lake Geneva

A 24 mile walk around Lake Geneva carrying a loaded backpack convinced me that I am ready to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago.

After months of long walks around my neighborhood, plus cardio and weight training, a couple of friends and I decided we should walk all the way around Lake Geneva to ‘get some distance’. That’s 24 miles. We all three took it as a challenge, with a little peer pressure mixed in.

It was an absolutely beautiful day. The temperature was perfect, the sun was shining, and the Lake Geneva flowers were in full bloom. We started out at about 9am, stopped half way for lunch, and made it back to the car just before dark! Those last few miles were the toughest, but some bad singing and a little laughter helped us cope.

Each of us felt like we accomplished something, and I am truly grateful to my friends for committing a whole day of their lives to make that journey with me. I do feel more confident about those long walking days I will have on the Camino. I am now sure I can do it!

Thank you Ann and Adele – you two are champs! I am grateful for your love, friendship, and encouragement. Shall we find a bigger lake to walk around next time?


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