I woke up at 8 AM and started running. This was the second night of sleeping in bed. As I opened my eyes, I saw a church through the window. I slept in an albergue donativo offering accommodation to pilgrims in general or to those who need temporary shelter. I was alone in […]

27 km today. Not that I changed the pace, but I visited Fatima and I allowed myself to stay longer among statues, icons exhibits from museums and churches. Holy Wikipedia says “The Three Secrets of Fátima consist of a series of apocalyptic visions and prophecies which by some are believed […]

I had set my mind on arriving in Fatima, but couldn’t make it. I ran more than 40 km, but the road seemed to go on forever. I am already familiar with the pain, it’s like my sister, but the loneliness is overwhelming. On the largest portion of the road I […]

Maybe you’re not capable right now, but with a positive state of mind and desire to work, everything is possible. Staying positive is indeed one of the most precious qualities of an athlete. That, and the quality to remain focused and disciplined. My advice for you is to develop a […]

I woke up later than usual, around 9 A.M. I had to take advantage of every moment of restful sleep that only a comfortable bed can offer. At 10:30 I attended the free walking tour of Lisbon with Amin, my roommate from the previous night. Even if it meant to […]

In the evening I finally arrived in Lisbon. Ferry crossing turned out to be a great thing, as it gave me the opportunity to admire the lighted bridge, an amazing sunset and the statue of Cristo Rei. When I got in town, the app took me right in the middle […]

I woke up at 8:30 A.M., took down the tent and started running. I was 30 km away from the city of Comporta. The sandy road that slowed me down finally ended (hallelujah!) and I walked past a creek irrigation around some gardens. Of course, I grabbed a delicious watermelon […]

Today I met Lasse and Paul brothers, aged 19 and 21, who live in Germany. Lasse’s the eldest and he’s studying in Berlin. They have been on the road for a month now with a Volkswagen that stopped working when they needed it the most. I gave them a helping […]