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13 June 2008 @ 09:20 am
eowyn challenge  

I took myself on a walk this morning and reached Minas Tirith for the third time, thus completing the outward leg of the hobbits’ journeys there and back again. Next I’m backtracking (magic reset button, I don’t have to walk back) to Rauros Falls, and taking the trip from there to Isengard with Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, a journey of 484 miles. This is good. I’ve been typing “miles to Minas Tirith” for nearly nine hundred miles now, and my fingers will be pleased (if confused) to get to type “Isengard” for a while. :)

So I’ve walked 517 miles since January 4th, which is by far the most I’ve walked in such a short period of time over the last several years. I’ve mostly been managing around 500ish miles a year, with a total of…3229 miles around Middle Earth since April 2003. I need to figure out how to check my pedometer, though, ’cause Mom thinks it’s under-counting the distances, which is very possible, ’cause it’s counting them at right about 20 minute miles and I think I walk about 17.5 minute miles, or possibly a bit faster.

Now I will go shower, and then write a lot. :)

miles to Minas Tirith: 517

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
O'Mike aka  onyxhawkeonyxhawke on June 13th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
At a guess, when you get into your distance walking stride it changes length from your around the house or stalking the con hotel halls stride. If so that's probably throwing it off.
-peartreealley on June 13th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
I haven't walked in weeks (mostly due to weather). Thanks for the unintended nudge.
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! :)
(Anonymous) on June 13th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Need to walk more. I like the way you think--though where do you get the mileage to Minas Tirith or Isengard, or wherever? I did take the granddog out to walk on the beach today--she makes me walk faster. ;) I'm really impressed with your wordcount too. Enjoy your walks! :D
Gail D.(--who now has time to visit blogs and stuff at the PT dayjob...)
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I get it from the Eowyn Challenge website, which I think is very cool. :)

yay for walking!
rfrancis on June 13th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Maybe I should be biking to Rivendell!

I need a trip meter for my bike, then. Hmm.
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
There's a fine idea!

I have no idea if this is as motivating to other people, but the whole Challenge has (obviously) been working for me for years. I don't know why, but it's great. :)
mela_lyn: Boxingmela_lyn on June 15th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I need to start walking more... I think I may have to post miles to Minas Tirith, etc b/c I'm a huge nerd who loves the LOTR and b/c it might help. :) But wow... that's alot of walking.

Can I ask what pedometer you use and if you are happy with it? I'll need to invest in one. Thanks!