Headed to Mordor in 2014

So, I’ve seen this thing floating around the interwebs about how one actually CAN simply walk into Mordor.

This delights me on so many levels

And so, in 2014, I’m going to walk (and run) to Mordor. 1,776 miles. Every step counts, and if I do 5 miles/day of walking about (at work, wherever) I’ll get there. Since I’m doing a half marathon in May, (and have grand plans for later in the year) I’m hoping to average a wee bit more than 5 miles/day. Best case scenario, I’ll make it all the way back to my snug little hobbithole in Bag End by the end of 2014 (another 1,625 miles).

This appeals to many parts of me:

1. The nerd part

2. The part that is wicked excited for the next Hobbit movie, even if the first one left many things to be desired and I think that The Hobbit, which is substantially shorter than each of the three Lord of the Rings books, could have been done in one movie, Mr. Money Grubber Jackson (part 2 might also be a nerd part)

3. The goal-setting part (the spreadsheet parts of those goals might also be associated with the nerd part)

4. And finally, the running/walking part.

Starting 1/1/14, I will be headed off to Mordor. I anticipate that I will shortly be joined by a hot blond elf and an even hotter bearded Ranger. (I will be extremely disappointed if I just get a dwarf that reduced to the comic relief. Not that I have anything against dwarves OR humor, but I’m really looking forward to getting to know a little bit more about the wood-elves.)

 

Mordor

 

Ummm – so I google image searched “Legolas and Aragorn” ’cause I wanted a picture of my 2014 boyfriends, but now I need to go scrub my eyeballs with soap. There are, apparently, a lot of people out there with too much time and access to Photoshop.

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