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Walking Challenge

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I enjoy walking. It is exercise, yes, and going from 'lay on the couch all night' to 'go for a walk' has been a bit of a mental push, but I have been able to respond to that push because I enjoy walking. Its fun, I get fresh air, I get to see the neighbourhood, and it gives me time to think.
So, starting today, I thought I'd make it even more fun. I was inspired by my sister-in-law telling me about her 'bike across Canada' challenge. But I'm a geek. And I don't own a bike, stationary or not. So, I decided I would try something else.
That something else is Walking to Mordor (well, Mount Doom). I'm following the general plan laid out here:
. The Shire to Rivendell is 458 miles - and that's just the start of the journey! I don't know when I'll get there, but with the map and other tracking tools on SparkPeople, I'll actually have a way of knowing how far I've walked each day, and see how far I've gotten.
I may never get there. But I know I won't if I don't start. So, today, I'm taking my first steps out of The Shire and heading towards Rivendell - if only in my head!
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    2636 days ago
    That is a wonderful idea. Now to pick a destination. Perhaps a walk around lake superior. I will check it out and see. Thank you.
    2636 days ago
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    That's actually a fantastic idea. I was going to grab a new pedometer while we're out tonight, anyway, so I think I'll just pick a place I'd enjoy being, plot out the distance, and start a walking journey of my own. I'll leave you alone on your quest to reach Mordor, but I believe I'd enjoy visiting the Grand Canyon again, and perhaps a few places along the way. :)
    2636 days ago
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