Diary of a Network Geek

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Walk to Rivendell

Filed under: Fiction,Fun,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:34 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Well, anything to get geeks moving, I guess.

So, is there a Tolkien/Lord of the Rings geek in your life that needs to get out and exercise? No, that’s not a trick question! Then get them to Walk to Rivendell!

As both a literature geek and someone who needs to get exercising, I have to admit, this challenge actually appealed to me a bit. Originally, it was meant for a semi-promotional tie-in to the opening of Return of the King, back in 2003, but there’s no reason not to do it now. Or, as the Boing Boing article suggests, do it in reverse and walk home with the hobbits. Seriously, it’s kind of fun, a motivator to get started doing something healthy, and puts those “ancient” modes of transportation into perspective.
Also, if you’re an iPod owner, you can get the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Soundtrack CDs, then rip them for your walking workouts, to help get you into the spirit of things.

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