Initially, I wanted to write about my feet today.
As I seem to have a problem with them. Even before I start in Campo.
I do lots of walking, because I obviously want to be – well – sort of prepared!
The trouble is, always after somewhat an hour of walking, my feet start complaining. This is new. I never had this problem before.
Why the hell now?
Why a few weeks before I start the PCT?!
I tried everything:
I tried lightweight trailrunners: they hurt
I tried midweight trailrunners: they hurt
I tried my good old leather hiking boots which have always been great: they hurt
I tried handmade insoles, made by a specialist, specially for my feet: they hurt even more!
So I wonder, whether this can be a psychological problem perhaps? I was digging really hard inside my brain to search what the problem could be.
And I googled.
And this is when I came across the term “Schmerzgedächtnis” (or perhaps “pain memory”).
It appears, that my body seems to remember old foot pain – and hence does not want to get back there, so he desperately tries to tell me:
“Stay at home Heidi – take life easy, and have a foot bath once in a while.
P.l.e.a.s.e Heidi, don’t go out there and walk 4’000 km!”
I have a feeling, they remember this here (from the Camino del Norte hike) ….
So I am not surprised anymore that they want to keep me on the sofa.
But does a thing like “pain memory” really exist? Do you have any experience with this and can tell me all about it perhaps?
So we will see. I have another appointment with my orthopedist today….
So as I said, this is what I initially wanted to talk about today, but then I came across this here:
And I am pondering for quite a while now whether I find this joke funny or not.
It is posted on the “PCT facebook page”, [which drives me crazy anyway, but this is another story.]
Apparently, the meme was created by a Canadian!
(So I come to the conclusion that it is funny!)
And now I read people’s comments on said facebook page:.
I am looking forward to meet these humorous guys on the PCT!
Learning of the Day:
Don’t give up thinking that there is a solution to every problem!
And if it is just to laugh it away.