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: home.insightbb.com/~eowy
. 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!