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Stone Trolls Milestone Reached!

Week 17: Stone Trolls Milestone

Tricia walked 22 miles this week | 1350 miles to Mordor
Rachel walked 12 miles this week | 1221 miles to Mordor

Walking Across Middle-Earth

Week 17: I Made it to the Stone Trolls!

It’s been over four months since we started this project, and I have to say I’m really proud of us for keeping it up. It has been really eye-opening, both in understanding my own walking habits but also in realizing just how much ground the hobbits covered in the first section of their journey. It’s a long way from the Shire to Rivendell, and they were half my size and without shoes!

When I reached the Stone Trolls (420 miles!), I knew exactly how I wanted to celebrate the milestone. Frodo and Sam were raised hearing Bilbo’s stories about the trolls, and here they realize their lives are intersecting with his adventures. One of my favorite movies plays with similar themes, but because it’s a tear jerker, Rachel won’t watch it unless it’s a special occasion (she does not find sobbing uncontrollably enjoyable in the way that I do).

Big Fish is a Tim Burton movie starring Ewan McGregor, and it’s all about a son trying to understand his father by separating fact from fiction before realizing it’s more complicated than he assumes. It’s absolutely excellent, and yes, we did sob uncontrollably. From CATHARSIS.

Tricia’s Tracker

Rachel’s Tracker

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