My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

In January 2016, I committed to take my dog – Maya – on a really long walk and I committed to use the walk to raise money and awareness for more investment into the medical conditions: Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibroMyalgia.

I walked 15 km today for Julia and Mandie

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Today is my last day of the Camino long walk.

Today I walked 24 km for Jennifer Dendor

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“The frustration of not being able to scratch an itch, or turn over in bed as your body felt like it was made of lead, was gut wrenching.“ Here is Jennifer’s story of how she manages a family with a small daughter and at the same time, keeping her condition under control.

Today I walked 30 km for Jenna and Giselle Atkinson

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Dealing with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia is not just your personal suffering and your loved ones’- but also the attitude of society: not taking you seriously as a disabled person.

Today I walked 20 km for Ben Howell

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Ben Howell shares with us his story today about how he went from a very active person building a career in the fitness industry to not being able to exercise or leave the house.

Today I walked 30 km for Maria Solano

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“Each day is a day working towards recovery and finding the strength I never knew I could have.” – Maria When were you first diagnosed with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia?

I walked 29 km today for Brianna Sutton

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“If I decide I want to go out because I’m having a great day, I have to plan the next day around the fact that I know that it won’t be a good day.”  Today’s story is from Brianna, my daughter.

Today I walked 20km for Joel Langton

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Joel Langton is my best friend and he’s the first person I’d like to dedicate my walk to.

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#MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin.

Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

This post was written by Maria J Bellido.

Update 2: The sort of final route, other bits and being a rainbow

I’m going for a 255km walk to raise funds and awareness for M.E/CFS and to, well, just walk.

#MikesLongWalk: An update and my first training walk

The Latest News It seems like ages since I committed to walking the Camino and raising money for ME/CFS activism and awareness.

A week of amazing things.

3 amazing things happened this week First – the fundraising target for my Long Walk on Camino de Norte was reached in less than 24 hours.

I’m going for a walk

The Short and Sweet Between May 8th and the 20th , I’ll be walking 214km 240km of the 815km long of the Camino del Norte – the northern route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.