Hola gorgeous souls and welcome to the 199th day of 365 days of gratitude. Happy Yom Kippur. Today I started my journey from the base of the Pyrenees Mountains and walked up 4567 feet as I made my way across them from St Jean Pied De Port, France to Roncesvalles, Spain with a pack weighing over 35lbs.
They say there are three parts to the #caminofrances
. The first part challenges you physically, so completely that you cleanse all that you brought to your #walk
. The second part challenges you mentally as there will be days you are walking nothing but flatlands. The third leg is spiritual and is so indescribable it can only be understood when you experience it.
Today, I realized I was carrying the weight of the world on my back, hips and shoulders. I could not pair down prior to this experience because I needed to feel what I have yet been unable to let go of. I find myself in a state of awe both at myself for my endurance and the beauty I witnessed again and again. Climbing these mountains was like climbing a stairway to heaven. I promised my body and my heart that I would lighten my load to the best of my ability. #loseitall
. I’ve got a pile ready to ship home as I prepare for day two.
I have had the numbers wrong my loves. I will have walked over 500 MILES (not km) by the time I am through. You can follow my journey on Strava as Arianna Harrloh, where I will post my days activity.
I love you. Me.
#grateful #gratitude #girlsgottaglide #grace #innerchild #minfulness #pyreneesmountains #thriver @osprey #ospreypacks #aura65 #caminodesantiago2018