Just when you thought he’d learned to relax Captain Insaneo adds 25km (!!!!!) to his day’s walk. His bag was off, his shoes were off he was almost settled when whatever blooming mental disorder he has sent him out in the rain to walk around the volcano to the other youth hostel some five hours away. Passers by stopped to say “what are you, ex-SAS?” (Yes a British guy actually did say that to me). Nope, I’m just a sucker for punishment.
And punishment I have. Two blisters and two very sore feet. So many things have been through my head today. Most of the time it is me writing this blog or emails. The internal monologue thing isn’t funny like Scrubs or The Wonder Years. They’re the only conversations I can have that aren’t a struggle but it’s driving me crazy. I’m driving myself nuts out here and it has to stop. Thankfully my iPod lasted all afternoon and into the evening. It was dark when I reached Aso Youth Hostel. I enjoyed the Japanese style bath alone, put on a wash and am now in bed trying to figure out who I can blame for making me walk back-to-back marathons already.
Tyler’s motto was “if you give yourself to the journey it gives itself to you”. I don’t know what that means either but I want more good times and less hard times. You heard it here first. Craig wants fun times!
Word of the day: kichigaino = crazy
Distance today: 57 km