Jeanie had a bit of a restless night during our stay in Logroño. Learning point: salad is not a sufficient dinner after an 18 mile day! We were pretty excited by our vinegarette salads with bread, Jeanie’s topped with a generous portion of protein. However, even with the supplement of post dinner ice cream, Jeanie was awakened less than two hours after falling asleep by her Dexcom informing her of low blood glucose levels. She had some glucose tabs and went back to sleep, but the pattern persisted throughout the night, even after a Kind bar and later skittles.
She started the morning low and had a hard time getting out of it, even after snacking along the way. She was bummed to have to focus on this throughout the morning, but did her best to remain positive and to continue adjusting. This positivity was further tested as we lost our way while exiting the city, adding another few miles at the start of what we already knew was a long day.
That being said, it was one of the more beautiful days this week as we walked through parks, along lakes, and in between rolling hills and valleys, some of them opening up into broader stretching views. The sun was out but temperatures mild, and we enjoyed easy conversations with new friends throughout the day.
After making it to Nájera and looking into a few places that were already full, we found a room at a great hostel! We promptly fell on the beds in a profound gratitude born from intensely sore feet and tight hips. Tired and proud, it is a good way to end each of our days. Not long after climbing into bed, lightening began flashing through the room and rain thundered down. It will make for an interesting day on the trails tomorrow, but for now we are thankful for clean and healthy bodies in between dry sheets. Goodnight from Nájera!