Why This 71-Year-Old Woman Is Embarking On A 500-Mile Hike In Spain This Year

February 2, 2015 12:01 PM

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Why This 71-Year-Old Woman Is Embarking On A 500-Mile Hike In Spain This Year

"My grandmother launched the 'Highlights for Children' magazine when she was 63. So I have never seen beginning something new or being successful as things limited by age or gender. On April 11th, I am flying to Madrid, Spain to begin a spiritual pilgrimage on The Camino de Santiago. Hopefully I will find some answers to some questions in my life. I am now walking 30 to 50 miles a week to prepare my feet and my body. I return May 23rd and I’m told it takes months to really process the experience."

"I plan to change my life in 2015 by falling in love with the man of my dreams. My husband passed away exactly 5 years ago after 30 years of marriage. I have one daughter who is a junior at NYU majoring in musical theatre. I am ready to share and give all of myself to the love of my life again. Some...

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