MapMyWalk ;o)

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

Monday, December 26, 2016

December 20th to 25th

December 20th:
8719 steps
3.4 miles

December 21st:
9346 steps
3.7 miles

December 22nd:
6229 steps
2.4 miles

December 23rd:
2778 steps
1.1 miles

December 24th:
2420 steps
0.9 mile

December 25th:
1879 steps
0.7 mile

TOTAL=  463.8 / 462 miles

The elves lit their lanterns and we began to walk in the starlight.  And then... we made it to Lothlórien!!  

I did it!  From Hobbiton to Lothlórien in under a year!  (Of course, the hobbits did it in under four months, including breaks, but I'm slightly less motivated than they were.  Having the fate of the known world resting on your shoulders puts a little more pep in your step, surely!)

Now that I'm here, I'm not sure what the plan is for next year.  I could continue on the path... The Fellowship breaks up into smaller groups, and I could follow along to either Isengard or Mt. Doom (484 or 470 miles).  

I'm not sure how much value the Middle-Earth comparison adds, at this point.  I've pretty much just walked when I felt like it.  I haven't really pushed myself consistently-- but "mapping" the miles does give some type of goal, and in theory, that can be helpful to keep you moving.  On the one hand, maybe I ought to set slightly more demanding "mini-goals" for myself; on the other, if I make it too taxing, I'll be more tempted to stop.  

I'll probably set Isengard as my next goal and just keep doing what I've been doing, for now. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December 15th to 19th

December 15th:
3909 steps
1.6 miles

December 16th:
10563 steps
4.2 miles

December 17th:
3328 steps
1.3 miles

December 18th:
1694 steps
0.6 mile

December 19th:
9277 steps
3.7 miles

TOTAL=  451.6 / 462 miles

Met an elf-company, had blindfolds removed, and climbed to the top of the hill of Cerin Amroth.  Admired the views and rested for a couple of hours.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 9th to 14th

December 9th:
10263 steps
4.0 miles

December 10th:
2816 steps
1.1 miles

December 11th:
3637 steps
1.4 miles

December 12th:
4135 steps
1.6 miles

December 13th:
3716 steps
1.4 miles

December 14th:
9651 steps
3.8 miles

TOTAL=  440.2 / 462 miles

Camped (still blindfolded) and now continuing on the path...

Friday, December 9, 2016

December 4th to 8th

Just over 35 miles to go!   I need to walk just a bit over 1.5 miles a day (on average) to reach my goal.

December 4th:
8236 steps
3.2 miles

December 5th:
13146 steps
5.2 miles

December 6th:
9375 steps
3.7 miles

December 7th:
3667 steps
1.4 miles

December 8th:
4348 steps
1.7 miles

TOTAL= 426.9 / 462 miles

Passed through an open glade... (Getting closer now!)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

November 28th to December 3rd

After adding in this post's tally, I have just over fifty miles to walk, if I want to reach Lothlórien by the end of the year.  That will require about 1.8 miles per day, on average.

November 28th:
13587 steps
5.3 miles

November 29th:
9586 steps
3.8 miles

November 30th:
3524 steps
1.4 miles

December 1st:
11520 steps
4.5 miles

December 2nd:
3219 steps
1.2 miles

December 3rd:
3146 steps
1.2 miles

TOTAL= 411.7 / 462 miles

Entered the woods of Lothlórien and were met by elves.  Crossed the Silverlode river.  Now blindfolded and being led by the elves...