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A Million Steps On The Way

September 08, 2015  •  1 Comment

When I hike my mind tends to wander. I'm nerdy enough to turn to doing math problems in my head to pass the time. The other day while on a training hike for The Camino, I got to thinking about how many steps I will take on The Camino de Santiago. The Luce Line Trail that I hike and bike has tenth-mile markings for the first five miles, so I counted how many steps I took in a tenth of a mile. I got exactly 200 steps per tenth of a mile, which works out to 2,000 steps per mile.

Okay, now it's time for the math. Let's see now, The Camino is roughly 500 miles long. 500 miles multiplied by 2,000 steps per mile works out to a whopping 1,000,000 steps! I worked the math a couple different ways to make sure I got the same answer. These trusty boots and trekking poles are going to have to carry this body over a million steps on The Way. I'm actually more worried about my knees, legs and hips holding out than I am the boots and poles. Well, worried might be too strong a word. I actually expect I will make it, although I'm sure I will experience my share of aches and pains.

I leave two weeks from today. I look forward to sharing the journey with you in words and photographs.


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1.Karen Gasche(non-registered)
Looking forward to reading your blog. Wishing you health and strength, inner and outer discoveries, and that the wind be always at your back.
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