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    So Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness has put together this awesome challenge that involves walking to Mordor (Lord of the Rings).

    The group spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...JMXJwT1E#gid=0

    I recommend reading his blog post first to learn more about this killer challenge: A Hobbit's Guide to Walking | Nerd Fitness

    Are you going to join us?
    Find me at aToadontheRoad.com. Cheers!

  • #2
    Already have.

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    • #3
      Me too!
      SW: 243
      CW: 177
      Goal: Health

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      • #4
        Just signed up. This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for and didn't even know it. Thanks!
        F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

        **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

        **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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        • #5
          I like the idea! Already doing much the same for another challenge here on MDA--all except the barefoot stuff, that is. I've been tracking my walks since November, and come to think of it I've actually listened to the whole set of LotR and Silmarillion audiobooks in the process. Have to add it all up and see how far I've made it!
          6' 2" | Age: 42 | SW: 341 | CW: 198 | GW: 180?

          “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
          ― Søren Kierkegaard

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          • #6
            Is that really 3,664 miles total?

            Now I know why it took 3 really long movies!
            And why Randal was right... 3 really long movies about walking.
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • #7
              Started today. 2.5 miles, in the rain. Without an umbrella. Whoops.
              F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

              **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

              **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                Started today. 2.5 miles, in the rain. Without an umbrella. Whoops.
                That sounds EXACTLY rigth for some reason.
                The walk to Mordor was fraught with hardships you know.

                I'll get there about 9 years after the rest of you.
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                  That sounds EXACTLY rigth for some reason.
                  The walk to Mordor was fraught with hardships you know.
                  That's what I told myself. Did Frodo have an umbrella? Hell, no. Sure, they had hooded cloaks, but I bet those were no fun in the rain.

                  My faux-vibrams got all squishy.

                  Serious hardships!
                  F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                  **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                  **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                  • #10
                    This seriously channels my inner geek. It definitely gives me something to look forward to when I'm walking.

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                    • #11
                      When I get to Rivendell, I may get a walking stick. JUST BECAUSE.
                      F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                      **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                      **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                      • #12
                        I have signed up, too.

                        I'm also on the forums at Nerd Fitness.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RaeVynn View Post
                          I have signed up, too.

                          I'm also on the forums at Nerd Fitness.
                          I'm there too, as dragonjax.

                          Did another 2.5 miles this morning. I'm a slow walker - it takes me about 45 minutes to do the 2.5 miles. My first goal is to work my way up to 5 miles. Maybe this will mean going walking twice in a day. Dunno. But I've got to get to Rivendell, gosh darn it!
                          F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                          **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                          **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                          • #14
                            Signed up using my fitbit data from 7/26 forward. Should be fun. Though, it feels kind of like cheating when you're over six feet tall....3,600 miles is a lot fewer steps to me than to a hobbit (thank you, stride length).

                            Can usually hit about 4,300 steps a day without any extra effort, and then I try to walk at nights to hit 10k or so. Hit 17,000 the other day (while golfing, of all things), personal high (on the tracker, anyway).

                            Originally posted by cantare View Post
                            I've actually listened to the whole set of LotR and Silmarillion audiobooks in the process. Have to add it all up and see how far I've made it!
                            Minor aside, do you get those from an online source, or borrow from the library? I listen to a bunch of podcasts, but books would be good too. Thx. (and, just to use google to answer my own question, booksshouldbefree.com is one option). Audible & audiobooks.com seem a bit pricey in the $ 15-25/month range. Not sure I 'need' it that badly...
                            Last edited by Vanbiesbrouck; 07-29-2012, 06:20 PM.

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                            • #15
                              This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it.

                              I did some math. It's 1779 miles from Hobbiton to Mount Doom.
                              To do it within a year, you would need to walk 148.25 miles per month, or 34.21 miles per week. That's 4.88 miles per day. It seems doable if you can stick with it!
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