#9 Mental maths while walking, taking a detour and feeling frustrated!

September 26, 2019

 

26th September - Camino Portugués 🇵🇹

 

Coimbra to Sernadelo- 25 km

 

🥾Leaving Coimbra around 9.30 am I got to walk through a lot of the backstreets, which was a super way to start the morning. I was really excited about the day. I was rested and ready to do 25km /15 miles.

 

It was all going super well until about 8 miles in, when I stopped paying attention at a roundabout and ended up going down the wrong street.

 

I didn’t realise until about 1.2 miles in - very frustrating as there was no way to get back on to the Camino without back tracking. Which added another 1.2 miles on to the journey.

 

😤Stuff like this really annoys me. Dead miles and extra time on my feet for nothing. It did put me in a bad mood and I was pissed off!!! I kept trying to change my attitude (everything happens for a reasons etc) but nope I wanted to stay in my angry/pissed off state, for a while at least.

 

⚠️Due to the detour, I didn’t end up getting to the albergue until 5.20 ish (I should have been there at 3pm) most of the Beds were taken, but I did get a top bunk - not the best! (I hate the top bunks!!) but a bed is a bed!

 

🛏 The place I’m staying is ok. There are 10 bunk beds, with very little space in between, it’s very crowded, a little dirty and very smelly. Plus soooo many snorers!

 

Anyway, tomorrow is a new day!!!

 

📚 My hike is being sponsored by @ciceronepress.

 

👉Cicerone has also got an awesome guide book about hiking the Camino Portugués which was written by Kat Davies @followingthearrows

 

#challengewithcicerone

 

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My Camino walk is being sponsored by Cicerone!


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There are over 320 guide books covering, the UK, Europe and Worldwide which are available in both hard copy and in e-books. Perfect for people who love to adventure and explore.


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