Hello world!

12 January — And especially, hello to my supporters, the people who have put their money and their encouragement behind this big project of mine, and want me to stay in touch as I prepare for it. You’re why I’m blogging! (Another new experience…)

I’ll be writing about my adventures as I do my Central Y workouts 3 days/week, and walk city neighbourhoods and park systems another 3 days/week. When I think about my friend training for the Boston Marathon, or the one who hiked the Chilkoot Trail, I realize this Iceland trek (6 days, 12-17 km/day, 5 nights camping) isn’t that big a deal. But it’s my deal — and yours too, because you’re helping me.

So bear with me while I figure out this blogging thing. This site (like my body) will rapidly improve.

(If you fell on this blog by chance, and don’t know what I’m talking about, check out http://arthritis.akaraisin.com/onjim/icelandpenny.)

’til later!

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  1. Wow Penny what a great start. I’m so happy you’re going at this challenge in such a positive way. I’m really looking forward to following your comments on this blog.
    A couple of years ago I researched walking groups in Toronto. So if you’re looking to diversify your walking experiences I can plug you into some of these groups that may still be carrying out walks. Some of them may be in operation year-round. There is no shortage of interesting places to walk in the GTA.
    Keep well and keep in touch.
    PS: Before you know it you will be leaving for Ice Land!!!

  2. Hello from me. I have come to right to the very beginning so that I am able to know what your blog is all about. You have gone very far I am sure for the last 6 years. It will be very interesting to read some of your latest articles. Blessings ❤


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