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Walk to Rivendell and Beyond: There and Back Again Challenge!

Arandiel
Grey Havens

Dec 13 2012, 4:31pm

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Welcome, fellow TORn Travelers! So here's the question for this week's Walk to Rivendell: How does sleep deprivation affect your exercise/fitness routine? (now I wonder what could have possibly put that question in my mind...)

There and Back Again
Group Challenge Progress
Miles covered last week: 218.35
Cumulative miles: 10574.24
Miles along the journey: 704.95
Miles out of Rivendell: 307.95

Mirkwood, oh, Mirkwood. Again. On the bright side... well, I'll not ruin it for those who have been avoiding the Hobbit board spoilers. Something about a movie premiere coming up? Smile

My progress:
Miles covered this week: 5
Cumulative miles: 426
Goal: There and Back Again!

Beamer and I are in the foothills outside Rivendell, on our way into the Misty Mountains. Rather like our intrepid band of movie-adventurers will be in a few short hours, on screens around the world.

Beamer's progress:
Miles covered this week: 3
Cumulative miles: 415
Goal: Group Challenge


Arandiel

The Scoop on the Walk
The TORn Walk to Rivendell thread meets right here on Main, on Thursdays.
Learn about TORn's There and Back Again Challenge

The Eowyn Challenge/Walk to Rivendell (and beyond) is a Middle-Earth-related fitness group that began in March 2003, and has been going on with walkers around the world ever since. TORn's Walk is open to all people and healthy types of activity. Please visit the Eowyn Challenge site, especially the main page and the Walk page, for more information. Useful links, including mileage charts compiled by the late Karen Wynn Fonstad, are on the Tools page.
grammaboodawg's awesome site for Bilbo's return mileages from the Lonely Mountain to Bag End, some helpful activity conversion charts, and the Walk to Rivendell's TORn-up Postcards
Notta's Super-Duper Walking-Equivalents Chart
Eowyn Challenge Login Page to register miles

If you use the Eowyn Challenge site to track your progress, please update your mileage via the login page, and be sure to keep a backup record, in case Warg attack, Wizard-induced blizzard, or other fell calamity causes the Shields page to crash.


Walk to Rivendell: There and Back Again Challenge - getting thirteen rowdy Dwarves, one grumpy Wizard, and a beleaguered Hobbit from Bag End to the Lonely Mountain by December 2012; and the same Hobbit and Wizard back to Bag End by December 2013

Join us, Thursdays on Main!

(This post was edited by Arandiel on Dec 13 2012, 4:36pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 15 2012, 1:48pm

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WHAT A JOURNEY!! And I want to thank you, Arandiel, for keepin us on the road and approaching the countdown to Unexpected Journey finally making it to our theatres :D You and everyone here have always been so inspiring and supportive! *GROUP HUG* WELL DONE, PEOPLE!!

I've been on 2 Quests this week. I'm with Bilbo and Gandalf as we're making our way from Beorn's home to Rivendell. Right now we're on the old forest road walking towards the Misty Mountains then through them to Rivendell. It's going to be a while, but we're finally on our way home.

The other Quest was to make it to the midnight viewing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Thursday night/Friday morning. I hosted a line party that went much better than I thought it would and then ventured BACK into Peter Jackson's Middle-earth. It was so great. My greatest advice is to Please NOT expect this to be The Lord of the Rings. It's a completely different movie from LotR. They've brilliantly set a whole new rhythm and tone to a very familiar world. Prepare for an Adventure :)


And in this last week of the Challenges, here are my numbers.

Miles covered: 15
Cumulated miles: 1549
Goal: #2 Unexpected Journey Individual Challenge and contributing to the Group :)
Weeks to go: BINGO We've made it to December 14, 2012



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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Dec 15 2012, 6:05pm

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Glad it went well, gramma! And what a relief to get such a positive report from you on the movie!

What is this "last week" of which you speak? We ain't stoppin' now! We're going there and back again! (to quote Samwise Gamgee) We have a whole year-and-a-half ahead of us to complete Bilbo's journey as the movies come out. Well, if you want to... Who's with me? Cool


Walk to Rivendell: There and Back Again Challenge - getting thirteen rowdy Dwarves, one grumpy Wizard, and a beleaguered Hobbit from Bag End to the Lonely Mountain by December 2012; and the same Hobbit and Wizard back to Bag End by December 2013

Join us, Thursdays on Main!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 16 2012, 1:15pm

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D'oh... fersher!! [In reply to] Can't Post

*snigger* I got so focused on this first milestone, everything disappeared!!

KEEP GOING, EVERYONE!!! MUSH! :D



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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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JRandomRohirrim01
The Shire


Dec 30 2012, 11:50pm

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I'm still tracking away!

I figured from about 2003-2011, I walked something like 700 miles, maybe more.

A year ago, I started tracking my walking with MapMyWalk.com. Highly recommended.

Between 12/7 and 12/13, I walked 15 miles.

I walked 600 miles total this year (I am generally unemployed, so I have time).

So I'm 9 miles shy of Rauros (end of FOTR).

Happy New Year!


(This post was edited by JRandomRohirrim01 on Dec 30 2012, 11:51pm)

 
 

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