Thank you


imageYesterday I found that I have a stress fracture in my left foot. It will take 6-8 weeks to heal. This will end my thru hike of the AT for this year.

I am, of course, disappointed but I want to thank everyone who supported me on the journey of 1405 miles. No one accomplishes anything difficult alone. Many, many have supported me. I am grateful for all the love, assistance and encouragement I’ve had. I am humbled by what I’ve received. Hiking the Appalachian Trail has been a huge privilege. It has been very difficult physically and mentally, but I’ve received more than I’ve given.

I am so lucky. And I’m not hanging up my trail runners yet.

Working on plan C now.



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I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

10 thoughts on “Thank you”

  1. Life is as life does. It is somethingthat you get a stress fracture 1400 or so miles into your hike, I mean see a lot of those when folks are less than 500 miles into their hike.

    Hang in there

  2. You know, it’s not that you walk into Maine, it’s that you take life by the horns and go for it!

    I’m sitting here on the bark-o-lounger with the dog in my lap living vicariously through you

  3. What an amazing journey you are on, you’ve accomplished so much and I can’t wait to see what exciting things are in your future!! Rest up, recharge and hit Plan C! Personally, I think I’m on Plan L sub-section 27, I’ve had so many LOL. But, the journey is the fun part for me 🙂

  4. I am glad that you had lots of trail magic and want to give you props for what you accomplished. It’s been an amazing journey so far. I can’t wait to see what Plan C brings

  5. Wow, what a journey. I know you’re probably discouraged, but chin up. If I know you as well as I think i do, Plan C will be amazing as well. Hope so anyway, as many of us are living vicariously through you.

  6. We’re so sorry. But what an accomplishment you have done! You truly are a Wonder Woman! Just do what the docs say, eat healthy, have a glass of wine and sit back and know that all is well.

    Where are you now? Love and Peace.

  7. Oh honey, I know you are terribly disappointed! 1st a big hug. Then I want to tell you how much booty you kicked & how bad ass you are. Let me know when you get settled in at home. I want to hug you for real.

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