Tolkien, artist

The Eowyn Challenge Update

I tabulate my walking miles at the end of each month, unlike Miz Mik who totals her miles weekly. I like the feeling that I have some miles behind me. My pedometer broke in early September and was replaced within a week by a new one and I've been wearing that every day (except on Sundays out at the Renaissance Faire). I've been averaging two to four miles a day if I treadmill first thing in the morning, 1.5 to 2.5 miles if I don't.


I really enjoyed the strength of Eowyn. She wasn't willing
to sit in the background and let the men do all of the
dirty work.


August totals found me past my meeting with Gildor and hiding from a Black Rider near the Stock-brook. By the end of September I am already in the Old Forest, just about to meet up with Old Man Willow and Tom Bombadil. I feel like I am actually starting to get somewhere now that I'm out of the Shire and truly having "An Adventure". Once more my thanks go out to Surgical Steel who directed me to the Eowyn Challenge more than a year ago. I love the fact that I'm walking to Rivendell while trying to get my weight under control.


I adored this view of Edoras with the mountains in the background.
The open plains were perfect for horses, the mountains gave
strength. I wanted to live there from the first sight.

DH and I are having discussions about what we will do if we ever retire. I want to play - travel, work on my art and my writing, generally have a wonderful time not having to go in to the shop every day. He will probably die from inactivity because he needs structure in his life. I can self-schedule more than effectively. So - given our discussions and arguments - if we ever retire he'll be bored and I'll still be busy. I wonder if retirement will be worth it....
  • Current Location: I want breakfast...
  • Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
  • Current Music: Aaron Copland - Red Pony Suite: The Gift
Good for you! What a great weight loss inspiration.

I can't wait for retirement, whenever that will be. It would take a LONG time for me to be bored.
I have so much that I want to do, and DH thinks he'll be bored stiff (which will mean he will need entertainment *sigh*). You're lucky you've got Pippin - she's self-entertaining.

- Erulisse (one L)