In the darkest depths of Mordor….

 

A little over a year ago, I bought a Fitbit. I didn’t pay it much attention at first, but over the months I developed a walking routine so that now I walk 5 to 7 miles daily. My neighborhood is boring, so I’ve done two things to liven things up. First, I’ve downloaded a spreadsheet to walk to Mount Doom. That’s 1779 miles. And second, I listen to audiobooks.

doomSo you know what? I made it to Mount Doom! Woohoo! That’s over 4.25 million steps.

And so of course I needed to destroy my precious┬áthe One True Ring–with help from my 12-year-old.020I tried throwing it into the only volcano I had handy, but that didn’t work very well.

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So we settled on a different destruction technique.

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Now the eagles have taken me to Minas Tirith, and I’ve begun the long trek to Isengard.

Also, are you curious as to which books I’ve heard? Here’s a semi-complete listing:

  • My Brute, Housekeeping, Stasis, Night Shift, and The Tin Box
  • Amy Lane’s Johnnies series
  • Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS, books 1-4
  • Jordan Castillo Price’s PsyCop, books 1-5
  • T.J. Klune’s Tell Me It’s Real
  • J.R. Loveless’s Touch Me Gently
  • Rowan Speedwell’s Love, Like Water
  • Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
  • Mary Calmes’s Frog
  • Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Click-Clack the Rattlebag, and Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar

Now, on to Isengard!

 

 

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