My last year of college I was fortunate to live right off the “Bear Trail” – a 2.25 mile walking trail that went all the way around Baylor campus.  I also lived with two great roommates – and the three of us would go in the evenings and do two laps several times a week.

Around that time I found the Eowyn Challenge – a walking program where you track your miles based on the Lord of the Rings trip from Hobbiton to Rivendell.  I eventually made it to Rivendell, and then kind of quit tracking miles (and for awhile, quit exercising all together).

This past week, however, I noticed that there was a new fitness place that had opened up – 5 minutes walk from my apartment.  So I snagged a trial membership, and have really loved it so far.  And… I’ve started tracking my miles again.

I’ve set out from Rivendell to Lothlorien – 462 miles.

My goal for the summer is to log 15-20 “miles” per week – that’s one day of Fellowship Travels for each week.  I count miles either by miles walked (I did two on the treadmill today) and then one mile for every 15-20 minutes of good exercise I do elsewhere (walking to and from the gym, and weights).

I’m currently putting together a “tracking” widget for my sidebar, so you can see where I am along the road.  I’m hoping you guys will help keep me honest – and on the road!

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3 thoughts on “Walking

  • July 21, 2008 at 9:07 am

    You went to Baylor? AG is jealous. Very very jealous.

    You still know any cute doctors from those days? Such a fine med school…

  • July 21, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I did go to Baylor, though I don’t know any doctors. The med school isn’t actually on the Waco campus. The Law school is though, and the Seminary.

    I was a music school geek though, so I lived in two buildings (two and a half, if you count my history minor).

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