Day 36: Lucca to Altopascio
I don’t get up at six as I intended to, but around seven. I need sleep. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather since that supermarket lunch in Florence. Mery and I have breakfast at the hostel and finally leave after eight o’clock. We take quite a few breaks since we’re not used to the weight of the backpack anymore. The good thing about being a grown up is that you can have ice cream as often as you want by the way. Very handy in Italy.
The walk isn’t too long or too hot and we reach Altopascio well in time to rest a little. Throughout the whole walk, pain excluded, I feel absolutely happy. Like a room without a roof…. I’m not sure how to describe this absolutely contentment inside yourself without a single doubt. Joyous!
After buying what’s necessary, like antinflamatories, blister plasters, foot cream, water and some food including fresh fruit, I take a little rest. I’m so tired. My shoulder still hurts a lot, my trapezius is inflamed, my feet hurt again and my eye is burning and watering non stop today. Might be an allergy. I’m not sure. But all of this together with the bad food yesterday make me simply want to sleep.
We then find an Asian restaurant and feast on sushi. Finally no pizza or pasta. It’s great. But after a month I really needed something different. This is tonight’s reward for staying strong. The view from my window.