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12 November 2008 @ 07:12 pm

Today I reached Isengard!

I have been travelling with Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas from Rauros to Isengard for the past few months, and have today completed the journey of 484 miles. That’s kind of cool in and of itself. What’s even cooler, though, is that in the first half of the year I walked the 578 miles from Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and Pippin, so I have, to date, walked some 1062 miles on those two journeys and a few extra miles of finishing a last bit in January. That’s damned close to twice as far as I’ve walked in any of the five years previous that I’ve been doing the Walk to Rivendell. I’ve no idea why I’ve walked so much more this year, but I’m pretty pleased with it!

My next leg is journeying with Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead on his way to Minas Tirith. That’s a 786 mile walk, so I’m going to break it up. First leg is to Dunharrow, which is 198 miles from Isengard, and then it’s a whacking 588 miles on to Minas Tirith. Still, that’s marginally less intimidating to consider than 786. :)

I also reached 350K for the year. Guess it’s been a banner day. :)

miles to Isengard: 484
miles to Dunharrow: 1.2
ytd wordcount: 350,200

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on November 12th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Walk on with your bad self!
out_totheblackout_totheblack on November 12th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Finally! I've been wondering what all the milage was about. That is totally cool.
out_totheblackout_totheblack on November 12th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
What sort of pedometer due you use?
kitmizkit on November 12th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I mention what it's about approximately every time I finish a segment, or, alternately, when people ask. :) And I don't remember what kind of pedometer it is...the packaging got thrown out a long time ago. :)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on November 12th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
You rock!

Now, where can you *swim* to? :)
fatbaldguy60fatbaldguy60 on November 12th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Well done. The more you walk, the fitter you are, the longer you live, the more you write. Wait, that seems a tad selfish, since we get to read all the books and you have to do the work.
The Angel of Vengeanceesmerel on November 12th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
so my brain went 'but I can run my LOTRO character across that in like, an hour!' :D
Pamela: Mad-Eyejeditigger on November 13th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
That would be because you're a geek, sweetheart.

Go, go, KitKat.
rfrancis on November 13th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Don't be silly. We can't run to Isengard yet!
The Angel of Vengeanceesmerel on November 13th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
You know, I realized that after I made the comment, but I have a character on the beta server... I could mostly get there!
rfrancis on November 13th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hmph. We installed our pre-updates (and YAY for them bittorrenting them) but must wait for ... Monday, isn't it?
The Angel of Vengeanceesmerel on November 13th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
I think it's tuesday, the 18th?
rfrancis on November 13th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)