Let me start by saying that I’ve never been accused of being particularly creative. So I should give credit to those who inspired me to start this journal (and from whom I will undoubtedly “borrow” ideas from). At least I’ll try to give credit where credit is due.
After completing El Camino de Santiago earlier this month, I came home with many memories and many pictures. Going through the pictures obviously brings back some of these memories, but it also provides an opportunity to reflect on the experiences. Earlier today, I was reading a blog from one of the other pilgrims in our group, Maria Carroll (Way of the Star), and realized how quickly some of my memories would be fading. Since I didn’t keep a daily journal (like my wife), I decided this forum was a good place to start.
Here’s the part where I give credit to the other blogs I’ve followed and drawn inspiration from. John Porter has been blogging from the Appalachian Trail. At times, I feel like I’ve been on the AT myself through his posts. Sarah Scazzaro writes about running, fitness and life at Drty Runner. She’s a great friend and inspiration (not just to me). And I’ve really enjoyed Pilgrim Strong, especially in my preparations for our pilgrimage.