Jenn's Journey North

April 10, 2018

The weather cooperated this weekend, so I went for more than one hike. After all, there are only just over fifty days before my walk to Maine commences, so why not. This Saturday, some friends dragged me away from housecleaning (thank you!) for a quick jaunt through Watchung Reservation.  While ...

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Friday, March 30 was Take a Walk in the Park Day, so I did.  I really didn't have an excuse to not do so; the sun was shining, I had the day off, and I had no plans for the rest of the day.  So after a session with Abbe, my trainer at LifeTime Fitness, I made the short trip to Lake Surprise in ...

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This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year.  The walk, designed to be family-friendly, and for people of all ages and abilities, began in Echo Lake Park, another ...

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Jenn's Journey North took a southbound turn to Philadelphia. This past weekend was spent attending events that celebrated the East Coast Greenway, and it didn't hurt that the celebrations included some of my favorite Freewalkers, too. The East Coast Greenway is the nation's longest biking and ...

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This past weekend I made a quick trip to Boston to participate in a walk around the city with some of the folks from the Freewalkers walking group.  You may recall that the non-profit organization is one of the recipients of donations made towards my 2018 walk. On Friday morning, four of us ...

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When you don’t have to adhere to a train schedule or work a nine to five job, it’s easier to make spontaneous vacation plans. Since I was braving a trip back to Maine in June to mark one year since the accident, I decided to add an extra week to my excursion.  I would knock off two more states ...

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Over the course of the past week, life has presented a rollercoaster of emotions, from sadness and longing to inspiration and awe.   I completed my last full day of work, and am officially laid off, hence sadness for not seeing colleague friends every day.  It’s a strange feeling to not have to ...

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It is almost a year since the accident.  It's been tough, but great friends and family have helped me through some especially hard times.   And now I’ve been laid off.  But when life gives you lemons... since I will have some extra time on my hands, I have decided to continue to pursue the ...

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Only recently did I start this column, so let me take a quick moment to catch you up if you are new here.  I am writing this column to document my walking journey from New Jersey to Maine in 2018 along the East Coast Greenway, which runs 3,000 miles from Calais, ME, near the Canadian border, all ...

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This is a story of a journey from happily married to totally alone.  At least I had felt deserted.  Abandoned.  Isolated.  In just a few hours, my life completely changed on that beautiful June summer day into dark, dark hours I never thought would end. Let me take a step back, and get you up to ...

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