I got a new personal best for the longest time on the bike and longest distance. (Yeah, I know. Hard to do one with the other.) I’m feeling too all around about this week. I expected to blow my diet this week since I was on vacation. Normally, I’d go through a bag of chips a day but I held myself to under 1,500 calories  a day and didn’t miss a workout and actually lost weight.

Walking in Middle Earth

So I’ve never denied being a nerd. Tonight, I am a proud nerd. I have finally done it. I have reached Rivendale. It took 108 days of walking, jogging and biking, but I’ve covered the 458 miles from Bag End to Rivendale.

And I’m about to start the long, 462 mile trek from RIvendale to Lothlorien. I’m expecting it to go much more quickly.

When I first began this journey, I was walking each night with Zombies, Run! I walked an hour a night in July for about three miles. In September, I was getting between 4-6 miles a night and walking between an hour and a hour and a half. In October, I started cycling at about six miles in 40 minutes. That’s now up to 10 miles in 45 minutes.

I’ve lost about 18 pounds along the way, but more importantly, I feel a lot better and have a lot more stamina and I feel a lot better about myself.

So I’m looking forward to the next part of the trip.

Walking in Middle Earth