For about 5 months now, I have been training 6 days a week to walk the Camino. An 800klm walk across Spain. Now that sounds fantastic. But it hasn’t always been 6 days, there are times when I have been away overseas working, so when I have returned, I have jumped back into to my 6 day a week routine. It was developing my fitness, stamina and muscle memory.
We are now down to the last 2 weeks before we go on the big journey and my training has taken a 180 degree turn backwards.
I have been away overseas for 2 weeks and was planning to jump back into my training give or take a day from jet lag, I found myself doing the exact opposite.
Nothing…….My whole body seized up. I couldn’t move. I thought how am I going to carry a backpack and walk 800klms for 2 months with a body like this.
There were a couple of things I could do. Panic, get really upset, cry lots, or even push through. I decided none of these were useful. I kept hearing a voice inside my head saying “Trust you’ve done the work”.
I decided to go a get a massage to ease my tense muscles. OMG. I am quite sensitive at the best of time, but I knew I needed to make sure all the knots in my body were released.
She tried to bend me like a pretzel, but I was like a metal pole that wouldn’t bend.
I would have thought that after the massage I would be freely moving, no I was wrong. Still moving backwards.
I was layed up for 3 days sore, aching, feeling sick, with a nice deep chesty cough but then also not layed up because I was sore and aching and couldn’t get comfortable enough to sleep.
Again I keep hearing a voice saying, “Trust you’ve done the work”.
So the universe has conspired to move me backwards, so I can move forwards on my journey and they are asking me to trust that going backwards is going forwards right now.
So I am moving backwards for now and I am okay with that. I am not doing anything besides have another couple of massages to totally loosen my body up and trust deeply I have done the work!