Walk With Frodo

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Have you got what it takes to reach mount doom and destroy the one ring? (Or if you are @Satanfriendly get there and back again a few times :))

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Join this year's challenge to find out.
This one is going to work better if you have a compatible Garmin device as there is a very cool little app that you install to track your progress. It doesn't matter if you don't as you can still track the progress until you reach the total of 2896km or if you prefer freedom units - 1800 miles.

It's a long one but if two hobbits can do it whilst being hunted by all manner of horrors then I'm sure we can too.

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Sign up on this thread if you are interested, there will be another thread to track progress as we reach each milestone.

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App Description​

With this widget you can travel with Frodo and Sam to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring!

Stay motivated as you walk 2896 km / 1800 miles and discover 66 unique milestones, as seen in the books and movies, along your journey. Most milestones include some general information about the places and events that take place there.

This widget uses your daily steps and pace to calculate the distance you travel each day. This works even if you don't start an activity.
Here is how it looks on my watch, Day 1:
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You need to install the app to your Garmin device using their app store.
You can do it through Garmin Express on windows and mac or using Connect IQ through your phone. Just search for 'Frodo' and it will find it.

Download Garmin Express here:
And or Garmin Connect IQ from the play store:
Or Apple Store:
 
I read this post this morning before I went to work. I like the idea, and have been thinking about it on and off through the day. I don't have any garmin devices though, sadly. I do a fair bit of walking at work and wonder if that would sort of be cheating. Today my phone tells me I've done 26,000 steps and I wonder how many miles that would equate to. One relevant factor is that I have short Hobbitesque legs.
 
I read this post this morning before I went to work. I like the idea, and have been thinking about it on and off through the day. I don't have any garmin devices though, sadly. I do a fair bit of walking at work and wonder if that would sort of be cheating. Today my phone tells me I've done 26,000 steps and I wonder how many miles that would equate to. One relevant factor is that I have short Hobbitesque legs.
You could measure a step and calculate it from that. It doesn't look like there is any interest so I will be off to Mordor on my todd :)
I had a couple of jars in The Green Dragon yesterday and I am 36km away from Green Hill Country in Tookland. No sign of that Gandalf fella yet.
 
A challenge? Bring it on.

Definitely in for this one and I'll tag it on to the end of the other as I still continue my way. If work didn't get in the way now and then I was hoping to have 6000km under my belt , but settled for 5500.

1800 miles? Here I come

I do have a GPS now but need to find out if it cam be linked in.

Don't worry Hobits Satan is behind you to defeat, we'll I guess, Satan.
 
And on my way. A bit of a mild start but 24.6 miles is better than a zero.

It took the Hobbits 6 years, 3 films and a cast of thousands to make the journey. Hope to be a bit quicker and 6 to 8 months being wishful.
 
On my way after a mental storage and work, but starting to make some progress

8th July - 6.11Km walk
10th July - 33.47Km
11th July - 32.19Km
12th July - 28.97Km
13th July - 4.02Km (walk)
13th July - 28 97Km
14th July - 4.5Km (walk)
15th July - 4.02Km (walk)
17th July - 7.08Km (walk)
19th July - 32.19Km
23rd July - 6.92Km (walk)
24th July - 20.92Km
24th July - 5.79Km (walk)
24th July - 35.40Km
25th July - 4.02Km (walk)
25th July - 41.84Km

Total - 5678.88Km (continuation of the previous 1000km challenge)

Frodo challenge - 174.39 miles

Barely out of the Shires at the moment but did get pissed at some grim pub with a few ghostly apparitions
 
And the journey continies

27th July - 29.61Km
28th July - 22.53Km
29th July - 28.97Km
31st July - 4.82Km

1st August - 4.82Km
2nd August - 5.82Km
3rd August - 8.05Km
4th August - 5.67Km
5th August- 4.50Km
6th August - 11.73Km
7th August - 6.36Km (walk)
7th August - 19.13Km (cycle uphill)
8th August - 7.07Km (walk)
8th August - Swim 40 lengths
8th August - 19.13Km (cycle)
9th August - 22.53Km (rough terrain)

Total since last 1000k challenge - 5878.60Km

Frodo challenge - 298.22miles

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Scarborough Castle to add some Hobitness to it all and the Hudson Way over near Market Weighton

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Anyone else going to join the challenge?
 
Presently

10th August - 7.57Km (walk)
10th August - 22.53Km
12th August - 6.81Km
13th August - 23.08Km
15th August - 31.82Km (am)
15th August - 34.55Km (pm)

Challenge - 376.70miles

Still feeling lonely being the only one taking on this challenge
 
Presently

10th August - 7.57Km (walk)
10th August - 22.53Km
12th August - 6.81Km
13th August - 23.08Km
15th August - 31.82Km (am)
15th August - 34.55Km (pm)

Challenge - 376.70miles

Still feeling lonely being the only one taking on this challenge
Lonely, try doing it with the ring around your neck and tiny legs with massive feet :D
I am still doing it, and my last port of call was Woody End after 51km - I spotted a few chaps on horses, the riders dressed in black, looking a bit shifty, I think they are up to no good. Luckily a group of Elves were nearby, and the riders scarpered.

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Next stop - Woodhall at the weirdly precise distance of 65.98Km.
 
17th August - 22.85Km
Working
21st August - 22.85Km
Working
24th August - 32.51Km
25th August - 28.85Km
26th August - 6.92Km (Urban walk)
27th August - 3.22Km (walk)
27th August - 27.36Km

Total for Frodo Challenge - 464.83miles

Over quarter of the way there and no turning back from Mordor now. Go burn in Hell Satan. Oh again? In my own house?

Taken a bit longer to get this far than I anticipated but August was more walking than cycling and throw more work than I expected. But getting there.

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The horizon is changing. Darker skies are moving across. It can only be Mordor and Mount Doom.....or Bootle
 
And the trek continues

24th August - 32.51Km
25th August - 28.85Km
26th August - 6.92Km (Urban walk)
27th August - 3.22Km (walk)
27th August - 27.36Km
28th August - 22.72Km
29th August - 27.52Km
30th August - 21.24Km (am)
30th August - 21.24Km (pm same ride)
31st August - 5.63Km (Urban walk)

1st September - 10.46Km
2nd September - 12.49Km
3rd September - 10.57Km
4th September - 27.52Km
5th September - 25.91Km (am)
5th September - 14.84Km (pm 4003.25 miles)

Frodo Challenge - 589.20miles

I reckon completion sometime around February or March next year. I am sure it didn't take the bloody Hobbits that long, but hey ho.

And for some reason I still continue the 1000Km challenge which finished ages ago. This evening saw me to 6442.66Km, better known in English money as 4003.25 miles. Broke the 4000 mile barrier. Not too bad for something which only required 1000K

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13th September - 8.53Km (walk)
13th September - 19.31Km (cycle)
15th September - 28.16Km

Frodo Challenge - 622.00miles

Progress held up due to tug driving, but back on my way. Bet the Hobits never had to put up with having to work. At least I am over the one third mark

Over in Yorkshire at the moment and a couple of photos of the Hudson Way between Market Weighton and Beverley

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Best seat in the house?

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17.5 miles of this today. Wonderful
 
An update from the solo Hobit. All I have following me is some slimy creature who eats raw fish and keeps muttering about 'My precious'. I have told my wife I don't know how many times to go home.

16th September - 10.61Km (walk)
19th September - 34.31Km
20th September - 28.32Km
21st September - 23.17Km
22nd September - 5.95Km (walk)
2 days Working
25th September - 30.74Km
26th September - 22.53Km (am)
26th September - 19.86Km (pm)
4 days Working

Total September - 294.01Km

4th October - 5.15Km (walk)
6th October - 33.31Km
7th October - 6.44Km (walk)
8th October - 42.92Km

Frodo Challenge - 785.61miles

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An interesting photo of a cycle path

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Crosby beach
 
Okay, half way it is and just over the 900 mile mark. Taken a tad over 3 months to get this far so I assume should finish the full distance somewhere in February next year, but I expect the winter will slow things down a bit.

So get me right. I have to now chuck a ring in to a volcano, turn around, and go the 900 miles back home? What a pointless journey for a bit of jewellery flinging. Better tell the missus I'll be a little late home for dinner.

9th October - 22.53Km
11th October - 31.93Km
12th October - 22.69Km
13th October - 33.31Km
14th October - 5.63Km (walk)
14th October - 21.02Km
15th October - 30.58Km
16th October - 22.85Km

Frodo Challenge - 905.01miles

Also close to another milestone on the 1000Km challenge from last year which I still churn away on.

All this is certainly keeping me well in another sense, as now nearly 14 months at my new found weight and keeping my ex-diabetes type two exactly as being that, ex. A massive win win
 
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