Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Walking to Mordor!

Well there's a challenge! It's 1,779 miles from Bag End to Mordor, and I've signed up to the challenge. I started a couple of days ago. It's probably going to take me a couple of years. To begin with I'm walking the section from Bag End to Rivendell, which is 458 miles. The whole way to Mordor is the long term challenge.

I've given myself a challenge for the month of August too, to walk/run 100 miles and I've got one or two joining in with me. If you fancy coming along on one or both of those challenges, just sign up with DailyMile

Now you might think I've back tracked a bit on what I said about getting back into running without having any specific goals. Well, what I've signed up to is a bit of fun more than anything else. Just something out there to keep in mind when I wake up each morning. It's something to help get me out of bed and on the road. It's more engaging to have something to walk or run towards than doing what seems like running round in circles day after day like a hamster in a cage. So, I'll see how I get on.

I've done 4 weeks now with EASE INTO 5K app and I feel I'm doing well. I've got through that first half without any injury. On the 'rest days' from running I'm walking; but I'm having at least one 'proper' complete rest day a week. And each running session I'm extending to 5k by walking (mostly) the remainder of the distance after the workout is complete, so that I can get used to the distance as I run into it over this and the following 3 weeks with the app.

So, that's all I'm saying about the framework for my walking/running/getting back on the road again over the next month. If I say too much, as I have in the past, I know it'll all fold up and me under it. I don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past, that's for sure.

Oh, and surely there can't be anybody who doesn't know that Bag End to Mordor is the journey Frodo and Sam take in The Lord of the Rings.........???

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