Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Language: English

Pages: 298

ISBN: 0825307457

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


History: In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail. This is Jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears - a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.   By completing this extraordinary amateur feat, Jennifer rose above the culture of multi-million dollar sports contracts that is marked by shortcuts and steroids. This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable. Jennifer Pharr Davis is a modern role-model for women, and men. She is an authentic hero.

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tolerable. Next, he lowered his nose to my synthetic tank-top and inhaled near the crook of my neck. “You know, dressing—and smelling—like you do on the trail isn’t going to bring Night-walker back. Come on, Odyssa. Let’s get you inside and under a showerhead.” I heard what Mooch was saying, and I appreciated the unique way that he was able to console my aching heart with criticism, but in that moment all I could think about was how nice it was to hear the name Odyssa. I missed trail names and

going to worry about me and I wasn’t going to be able to set the record. I wondered where the path was and why everything was so dark. Then I heard Brew’s voice. “Honey? Honey! What are you doing?” “I have to keep hiking . . . I have to find the trail!” Then I felt Brew grab my arm and shake it, and suddenly I realized that I was on my knees, pawing at the tent like a caged animal. “It’s still night-time,” Brew told me gently. “It’s not time to hike. It’s time to sleep.” I was thankful he

felt as if we were choking on it instead of breathing it. Toward the end of every climb, Dutch had to stop and bend over with his hands on his knees while I continued to stumble down the trail feeling as if I was going to throw up. When we exited the Rollercoaster and reached the next road crossing, Dutch and I both collapsed. Dutch turned to Brew and said, “Do you have any ice in the car that I could have?” It was the first time since joining us in Pennsylvania that Dutch had actually asked

trailed off along with his excitement. “What about that?” I demanded as my soft grip now started to squeeze his thigh. “It’s just that, you know Dutch is leaving in a day and a half, right?” “Yeah, we’ve known that since Pennsylvania.” “Well, Horton is going to take him to the bus station and then he’s going home, too.” “What?” I shrieked. “Horton’s supposed to be here until the end of the trail! Why is he leaving?” “You know why he’s leaving,” countered Brew. “He’s not helping us on his

you. I love you way more than I love the trail—and that is A LOT! To my publishing team at Beaufort Books, thank you for helping me turn a life-changing journey into a book that is both authentic and compelling. Eric, thank you for recognizing my talent and always believing in me. Margot, thank you for making me a better writer; it has been a delight and privilege to work with you. Megan and Cindy your “legwork” getting this book to press and to the public has been invaluable. Thank you. I look

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