I got up early and started on my own, it was such an amazing morning. The weather had been perfect the whole time since we started. No noise (Dad, Stacey and Marisa you would have loved it) no traffic, no horns, no dust - just clean amazing top of the world air. Every morning we wake up and Fernando takes us through a 20 min meditation, then we eat, pack, stretch and begin. This is food for the soul.
My knee is busted. I walk on flat ground and feel nothing, as soon as there is an incline or decline the pain is unbearable. The doctors meet me on the track about an hour from where we will sleep. They talk in Spanish and give me sympathetic looks. I already know its not good. At the tea house, the doctors examine my knee, continue talking in Spanish, then tell me to take painkillers and see how it is in the morning.