Yesterday I was reading a post by one of my favorite writers, Steve Kamb. In case you do not know who this is, he’s the guy who runs an excellent resource for those of us looking to move forward in our constant quest of leveling up in life, also known as NerdFitness.com
Yesterday in my inbox, I found a beautiful link, one that both interested and challenged my imagination. I am easily entertained. I soon found real merit in the idea of Walking Like A Hobbit. Wait, what?
The idea is that I’m going to spend a lot of quality time using my feet for the task they were made to do. I downloaded a useful little app for my phone called Runkeeper to help me track my mileage, weight, goals and successes, and then I hit the bricks.
I figure anything that injects a little fun into a workout is worth at least a little consideration. This gave me amusement as well as a specific and measurable goal. I don’t care if LOTR is fictional. I’m going to walk to Mordor. I’ll keep you updated on my progress. On your mark…… get set…… GO!
Miles from Hobbiton to Mt. Doom: 1779
Miles I walked yesterday: 1.88
Miles I walked today: 6.39
Grand total of my adventure to destroy the ring: 8.27 miles walked
“……BTW, I’m walking to Mordor. The goal is 1779 miles. I figured that should destroy the evil ring around my middle…..” (a text to a friend)