Monday, 26 September 2016

Walking Progress: 100 Miles To Go!

Last Friday I hit a milestone on my Middle-earth walking adventure. I'm only 100 miles from my target!

I slowed down a lot over summer, partly because there were some walks which I did but didn't track (so, for the purposes of this self-imposed challenge, they don't count) and there were also some lazy days (like Saturday, when the weather was bad and I made the decision not to leave the house). I've also had my wisdom tooth issue last month which put me off walking as well.

This is how my progress is looking now:

That last gap looks like quite a distance to cover.

I'm hoping we'll have some nice dry weather soon, no gale force winds, and perhaps a little sunshine, so that I can do the Shore Walk circuit with Mr Click on a Saturday. I'm trying to walk Tara home from Kerrycroy or the front gate after work (when I'm not in my work clothes) and do the longest walk I'm able to in the morning before work as well. Sometimes it's just 0.01 mile more than usual, but those point-oh-ones will add up in the long run.

Where does this put me in Middle-earth?

Well, as of the time of writing this post (on Saturday), this puts Aragorn and the Hobbits on the Last Bridge, where they stumble across the elf-stone left by Glorfindel. We are on Day 21 of the journey and now less than a week from Rivendell.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I hit my next Significant Milestone: 400 miles across Middle-earth!


  1. Congrats on your progress so far. Weather is definitely a factor. No shame in not walking on bad days. Like, you wouldn't have wanted to go for any sort of walk around my neck of the woods today (it was 40C).

  2. Thank you. :-)

    Yikes! That is warm, quite a difference from here (we're about 17C right now). It's like Goldilocks, too hot, too windy. Hopefully soon I'll have a day when it's just right!


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