But back to the question of should you get a coffee?
The morning freneticism is catching, and after a night of unpleasant sleep highlighted by 2 hours of the cruelest “snoozing” I’ve ever experienced, I’m actually LESS likely to stop and get a coffee, even though I need it more. Why?
PEER PRESSURE. Yes, there is unbridled peer pressure on the Camino!
“I gotta get going! Get a move on!” I start thinking. “How many miles am I going to go today? And how fast? Can I get past 4k/hr today? I gotta get to town by six, right, for good measure, even though I can’t get dinner till 8 at the earliest and the sun doesn’t set till, like, tomorrow….”
Watching everybody run out at 5:30 am has me thinking I’m somehow “doing the Camino” wrong. Continue Reading