Due to major transitions in the past year I have been experiencing horrible middle of the night insomnia. Wake up at 2:30 and am up for 2 or 3 hours every single night (been going on for several months - worry, sadness, anger, more worry, fear, etc...) I recently met a lady and we became friends and she told me about her experience with walking the Camino. I knew right away this was something I had to do. The idea of this trek immediately called to me. So I started walking...first 2 miles a day, then 5, then 7 and finally up to 10 miles a day when I can go. I got my backpack in last week, and this week went down and got fitted and purchased my boots. Yesterday I went for a hike to start breaking them in. Walked 10 miles (hills included), with a 17 lb loaded pack in 38 degree weather. End result = slept ALL night!! I. Am. Cured.