MapMyWalk ;o)

MapMyWalk ;o)
MapMyWalk ;o) (from Isengard to Minas Tirith)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 19th to 24th

May 19th:
9248 steps
3.7 miles

May 20th:
8561 steps
3.4 miles

May 21st:
2452 steps
0.9 mile

May 22nd:
2374 steps
0.9 mile

May 23rd:
4619 steps
1.8 miles

May 24th:
3295 steps
1.3 miles

TOTAL= 392.3 / 458 miles

Found a Troll-hole, y'all!  (Probably best to stay alert after that.  Hope we packed our Troll spray...)  Now on a level path through the woods.  (Now that sounds like my kind of hiking.)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 14th to 18th

Oops!  I forgot once again to put on the pedometer, so I don't know how much I walked on the 15th of May.  I seem to recall thinking that it wasn't a huge loss of steps, as I had been fairly sedentary that day, so I'll make an extremely conservative estimate and give myself credit for half a mile.  I must have walked at least that much in a whole day, right?

May 14th:
2712 steps
1.1 miles

May 15th:
??? steps
about 0.5 mile

May 16th:
9877 steps
3.9 miles

May 17th:
3924 steps
1.6 miles

May 18th:
8082 steps
3.2 miles

TOTAL= 380.3 / 458 miles

The hills are getting higher and steeper.  We've been forced north, out of our way, and have camped on a stony shelf by a shallow cave (in the rain).

(According to the info on the Eowyn's Walk site, it's mid-October, by the time the hobbits get to this point in their journey.  I am so jealous.  Here in Modern-Earth, it's May and already getting too hot and humid for my liking.  Thus the treadmill.)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 8th to 13th

Oof.  My step-counts for the past several days are abysmal, but I have been active.  Unfortunately, gardening and housework don't add up to many counted steps.  Still, I ought to make an effort to get on the treadmill more often...

May 8th:
2058 steps
0.8 mile

May 9th:
3902 steps
1.5 miles

May 10th:
5617 steps
2.2 miles

May 11th:
2116 steps
0.8 mile

May 12th:
3984 steps
1.6 miles

May 13th:
3584 steps
1.4 miles

TOTAL= 370 / 458 miles

The hills have quickly shut us in, making difficult going.  More climbing... (Phew.  I hope it's not as hot and humid in Middle-Earth as it is in southern Alabama!)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 3rd to May 7th

May 3rd:
8648 steps
3.4 miles

May 4th:
5496 steps
2.2 miles

May 5th:
8626 steps
3.4 miles

May 6th:
4229 steps
1.7 miles

May 7th:
4705 steps
1.9 miles

TOTAL= 361.7 / 458 miles

We returned to the Great East Road, crossed River Hoarwell/Mitheithel, turned north from the road, and entered the steep lands of Trollshaws (complete with ruined walls and frowning towers).

(Everything seems to have happened all at once!  Were less than a hundred miles from our destination!  Even so, it seems amazing that we're still so far from Rivendell.  The movie must really condense this part of the story, and it's been so long since I read the book that I don't remember much of the parts not in the movie.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April 25th to May 2nd

There continues to be a tug of war between gardening and walking.  It's not likely that I'll be doing both on the same day, and those times that I work in the yard, I'm just not going to get big step-counts.  That's okay-- both are a form of exercise, surely...

April 25th:
10460 steps
4.1 miles

April 26th:
4284 steps
1.7 miles

April 27th:
11218 steps
4.4 miles

April 28th:
2588 steps
1.0 mile

April 29th:
5511 steps
2.2 miles

April 30th:
4241 steps
1.7 miles

May 1st:
8478 steps
3.4 miles

May 2nd:
3647 steps
1.4 miles

TOTAL= 349.1 / 458 miles

The land is finally starting to rise in this endless valley!!  We can see a "huddle of hills" ahead...