Day -10 (more or less) Depending on the weather, I will begin my Pilgrimage right from the threshold of my house on March 20. I want to share in this Forum my second experience on Via Francigena, willing and hoping to give some little help and/or inspiration to foreign Pilgrims on this beautiful Camino. Preparation Mind & Spirit - First and foremost. Mindfulness as much as possible, in all the preparation. Fitness - Since after Christmas I replaced two or three days of my usual running with about 20-30 Km a week of walk with my backpack, total weight of 8 Kg. Nearly every week I do a half or full day of hike with no less than 1000 meters of height difference. Bill of material - As usual, before whatever hike, trek or Camino, I recompile my check list, including/replacing/deleting items, depending on season, trail and other circumstances. I will post later the final list of things that I will carry. Testing of items - I'm breaking-in and testing a new pair of shoes, of a new brand for me. Will they be so good and seductive to make me to "betray" my beloved Altra Lone Peak 3.5? I also make the break-in of the new items (including clothes) and thoroughly check the integrity of all the already used ones. House maintenance and family business - Handing over to family members. Medical - Last week I successfully passed my yearly medical and sports examination for the renewal of my authorisation to do running competitions.