It was matociquala who brought this site to my attention. She started on the journey before me and is currently way ahead. Anyway, I thought it was a fun way to add interest to my exercise goals, so I set up a spreadsheet to log the mileage and set off on the long trek.
As it says:
Walk, run, hike, bike, blade, swim - if you can measure the distance, you can do this challenge. Keep a log, and record your daily or weekly miles and the type of exercise.
I no longer post every time I progress a few more miles, unless I've reached an interesting point on the journey or I have photos of where I really went, but I'm still plodding along.
Today I took the kickbike out again and managed 3 miles in 26 minutes, which I reckon is about 7 mph. That's twice as fast as I walk, though of course not as fast as I could cycle. (I was overtaken by a bike on the way back.) However, it is a more complete workout than the cycling and it adds variety, which is good because boredom is my enemy.
Next destination: Rauros Falls
Miles travelled today: 3
Miles travelled so far: 5 (925 from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 384
Percentage complete: 1%
Point reached on journey: We left Caras Galadon after breakfast. Provided with Lembas, cloaks and rope, we were guided by Haldir south and east through rolling woodlands, which fall away toward the rivers.
Where I really went... Just a quick kickbike ride to Llanelltyd and back. The weather wasn't as nice as in this photo, but it is a lovely peaceful place.