Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Eowyn Challenge -- progress

It occurs to me that I may have some new readers since I last explained about the Eowyn Challenge and walking to Mordor.

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.

M enhanced
Tags: eowyn challenge, exercise, kickbike

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