Paul Kiczek
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"Charles Welcome to the FreeWalkers. I look forward to walking with you. Paul"
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Ilene Silver commented on Paul Kiczek's blog post A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting
"I do just that. I am not a sitter! Unfortunately, being tied to my laptop at work I must be sitting. I get up minimum every 20 minutes to get water, coffee, around the floor, to chit chat. This translates into me being up and about a lot. I track my…"
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The Hudson River Loop Walk - 2015 at Hudson River - NJ and NY

June 6, 2015 from 8am to 8pm
A one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. On of our most popular walks.The official start is at the PATH station at Exchange Place, Jersey City where the walk begins north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the NJ side to the George Washington Bridge. Walking over…See More
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Boston Greenbelt Walk - 2015 at Riverside or Waban Station (Start) to Oak Grove Station (End)

May 30, 2015 from 7am to 8:30pm
The Boston Greenbelt Walk is a one-day, 6 to 32-mile walk largely in parks from Waban Station in Newton to Oak Grove Station in Malden on May 30, 2015. There are two starting points in Newton - Waban Station (arrive by 6:30 am) or Riverside Station (arrive by 7:30). You may choose to walk less than the total distance.This is our second annual walking event produced as a…See More
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2015 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 16, 2015 from 6am to 10:30pm
NOTE: Here's the 2015 Guide for the Big Walk 2015 Guide for the Big WalkThis is our sixth annual super distance walk and our premier challenge event. We average about 50 participants with usually less than 10…See More
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How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
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What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
62
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Exercise/Fitness, Social Networking, Pro-Pedestrian Issues, Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), LENAPE34 (34 mile walk), TR2NB40 (40 mile walk), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr), Walking Tours (under 10 miles - historical/cultural/etc.), Practice Walks (shorter preview segments of longer walks)
Do you have any suggestions for walks?
keep them coming

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What's the Right Amount of Exercise?

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

According to a couple new long term studies it appears even a small amount of regular exercise, like walking, greatly improves longevity  But how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount? It appears there is a sweet spot and may be more than normally recommended. …

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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

Here's some interesting advice for all who sit for long periods and don't mind walking. 

You've probably heard recently that sitting is getting a bad rap these days for its inactivity leading to problems such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Studies now show that take just a two minute walk each hour, rather than even standing up, has a more beneficial outcome. Why not walk around the office just for your own personal benefit?…

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New Walking Tech: Shoe inserts that charge your phone when you walk

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

How about energy-harvesting shoe insoles. As you walk, they take the kinetic energy from your step and convert it into electrical energy which can power other device, such as your smartphone. For every hour of walk time, you end up with about 30 minutes of talk time.…

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TED Talk: Life at 3 MPH

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

What if we all lived life at 3 mph? Jonathon Stalls has walked thousands of miles over the last few years in response to that question, including an across-country walk to raise support for Kiva.org. In this riveting talk, Jonathon asks us to question the design of our cities, and get out of the car, off the bike, and into a slower state of mind. Thanks to…

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At 7:12pm on May 12, 2015, Tamara Mishiyeva said…

Paul, Thank you very much. I've heard great things about Freewalkers and am looking forward to the wonderful walks. Tamara

At 3:43pm on April 14, 2015, Maryann said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. Some great walks have been planned and look forward to participating.
At 2:38pm on March 23, 2015, Penelope Rowlands said…

Hi Paul --

The Hamilton walk was just fine.  Easy and about 1.5 miles, as you had said.  It was a good distance for me; next time I'll double it (or more!)  Working my way up slowly.

Very nice group and experience!

cheers, Penelope

At 11:20pm on January 12, 2015, Gina Harrison said…

Thanks for the welcome. Heard great things about Free walker from Shorewalkers. Looking forward to some fun walks!

At 10:48am on January 7, 2015, tom stock said…

125 miles east west

At 5:01pm on January 6, 2015, tom stock said…

lets expand to long island   125 miles from rocky point to Montauk point, cut in thirds, 10 miles of road walking the rest woods.

have also walked around the entire perimeter of Long Island in two summers off and on.

regards,

tom stock

At 6:17pm on December 14, 2014, Rosemarie Strawn said…

Paul, thanks, me too cheers :)

At 11:11am on December 9, 2014, Frank P McNulty said…

   Thanks for your welcome. I look forward to the walks in 2015. Frank McNulty

At 5:58pm on November 16, 2014, Hans Peter Graf said…

Thank you, Paul for the entertaining walk today through Manhattan and a part of Brooklyn I did not know before. I look forward to great walks together in the future.

At 4:10pm on November 5, 2014, Craig C Weeks said…

Two of the guys did it and completed it in 13 hours.  Sadly I was unable to participate as my flight back from the Midwest was cancelled and I did not get home in time to hike.  Those guys walked 6 hours in cold rain so I give them lots of credit!

 
 
 

Recent Events

The Big Walk 2015

Our 6th annual "Big Walk" was held on May 16th with a small tough group of 18 challenging the elements and the extreme distance. The rains finally came but it didn't dampen the spirits!
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Camino Portuguese Walking Tour

From 4/18 to 4/25 22 FreeWalkers traveled to Spain to walk the ancient pilgrim trails from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. Part of the famed Camino de Santiago. We walked 75 miles north to Santiago seeing the province of Galicia through villages, cities and farmlands. A most memorable European adventure. See survey results here.

The BeTween Walk

On 4/18, 19 FreeWalkers participated in our 5th annual 12-mile easy walk through Middlesex County. Group pic? Always an interesting detour in the heart of NJ.

Great Canal Walk

On 4/11, 30 FreeWalkers participated in our 5th annual 40-mile tough walk along the D&R Canal. Survey show 5 of 13 respondents made it to the end.

See survey results here.


EMS Private Club Sale & Camino Meeting

James Gallagher, mgr of EMS Bridgwater opened his store up for a private sale - 20% off everything, free prizes, pizza & discussion of prepping for the Camino. Great event for 15 FreeWalker guests.

Spring Ahead Walk

25 walked the D&R Canal from Trenton to Princeton 3/22/15. See photos here.

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail #2 Walk

19 walkers trekked along the icy trail from Tarrytown to Van Cortland on March 15. See photos here.

Summary by Jack Shi.

Kennedy 50-Mile Walk

On February 7, 2015 about 40 walkers braved the cold and re-lived the 50-mile walk along the C&O Canal that Bobby Kennedy made famous.

See Kennedy50.org for details.

Hudson Waterfront South Walk

On Superbowl Sunday, February 1st, over 60 walkers from four walking groups joined together to walk 20-miles from Liberty State Park to the Bayonne Bridge. This was our first "UnitedWalking Event" a successful one to kick off our new big event program.

Click here for details.

Past Events

Tour of Brooklyn 2014 & Year End Party

On November 16, 2014 about 35 FreeWalkers followed our native Brooklynite, Renata Luisi and walked from Penn Station to Willaimsburg topping off the 2014 season with a rousing visit to the Radegast Beer Hall.

The Battle of Short Hills Walk

On October 18, 2014 about 29 FreeWalkers followed a Revolutionary War historic battle march into the Watchung mountains as well as experience other historical sites along the way.

The Origins Walk: Lenape34

On Monday, October 13, 2014,our 5th annual 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place - a tough event to finish.

The Endless Summer Walk

Over 32 FreeWalkers extended their 2014 summer by walking our 4th annual Jersey shore event on September 27th.

In Their Footsteps

These FreeWalkers have demonstrated our spirit of determination, adventure and community and help set the standard for the rest of us. Awards were presented at the June 22nd Celebration Event. Click here to learn their personal story and what it means to be a FreeWalker.

Words to Walk By

Why We Walk

Why choose this as our goal? Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-From President Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University

Why We Don't (Walk)

Why choose doing as little as possible as our goal? Why take a long nap? Why, 35 days ago, insist on flying first class across the Atlantic? Why does Texas play Rice?

We choose to look at the moon. We choose to utter platitudes in this decade and do few other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to attract votes, because true challenges are those that we are unwilling to address, ones which we are willing to pass onto others, and ones which we intend to ignore.

From FreeWalker, Art McDonald, Rock Hill, SC

Read Art's inspiring essay "On Walking RFK's 50"

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