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Hollin Milestone Reached!

Tricia walked 21 miles this week | 1092 miles to Mordor
Rachel walked 21 miles this week | 1005 miles to Mordor

Walking Across Middle-Earth

Week 29: I Made it to Hollin!

Whew, what a slog! It was 250 miles from Rivendell to Hollin, and it took me TWO AND A HALF MONTHS to walk it.

‘Yes, and where then?’ asked Merry.

‘To the end of the journey — in the end,’ said Gandalf. ‘We cannot look too far ahead. Let us be glad that the first stage is safely over. I think we will rest here, not only today but tonight as well. There is a wholesome air about Hollin. Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there.’

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South

During this part of my journey, I was able to start working from home full-time. While this was great for my personal life, it meant I did not get transit steps every workday. For a while, my weekly miles were abysmally low, but a couple weeks ago I made a push to go outside more often. The real key to getting steps, however? Walking the circuit from kitchen to living room and back…for up to four miles, some days! I may have bruises from bumping against the table while trying to read and walk at the same time, but I made it to Hollin, and now all that stands before me is… Caradhras the Cruel.

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