Walking to Mordor

Today, I was talking to my sister on the phone, and I told her I was walking to Mordor.

“One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor”


She laughed a little and said I was… I interjected that I was going on so many cool adventures, but she continued with …such a nerd.

Well, yeah…

Thing is, I love walking, and I used to walk a lot. A lot. We lived in a city, and I walked to the shop, walked to work, walked my two dogs, walked as soon as I was to see someone. I don’t have a drivers license, so I walk.

Now, we live in the middle nowhere, and there is no shop. It takes me fifteen minutes to walk to work, and, with the pandemic, that’s not happening very often. The kids go by bus to school, and hubby does the shopping when he’s out driving. The result is that I don’t walk nearly as much as I used to.

So, I decided it’s time for a change.

I started to walk to Mordor back in 2017 – I walked from Hobbiton to Rivendell, which is 458 miles (though I walked in the woods around our house, of course. I haven’t really been to Hobbiton LOL). Then I didn’t have the energy to keep track anymore.

I followed nerdfitness’ instructions, but I lost track, so I stopped. Now, I found an app! It’s called *drum roll* Walk to Mordor. I’m currently in Bag End, but hey, I’m starting now!

house-2616607_640I’m to walk 3109.17 km, or 1932 miles if you prefer that over kilometres. It’ll take a while…

But, come on, let’s walk to Mordor! 


“I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee…here at the end of all things.”


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