- Miles Walked This Month (October 25th-November 28th): 65.3 miles
- Total Miles Walked: 638.8 miles
- Milestones Reached: Carrock, Beorn’s House
“‘And why is it called the Carrock?’ asked Bilbo as he went along at the wizard’s side.
‘He called it the Carrock, because carrock is his word for it. He calls things like that carrocks, and this one is the Carrock because it is the only one near his home, and he knows it well.'” ~(Gandalf, being super helpful, as usual…)
“Standing near was a huge man with a thick black beard and hair, and great bare arms and legs with knotted muscles. He was clothed in a tunic of wool down to his knees, and was leaning on a large axe.
‘Ugh! Here they are!’ he said to the horses, “They don’t look dangerous. You can be off!” He laughed a great rolling laugh, put down his axe and came forward.
‘Who are you and what do you want?’”
~The Hobbit, Chapter 7: Queer Lodgings
Despite that gruff greeting, we’ve had a nice rest at Beorn’s house and we are now well on our way to Mirkwood! I don’t have high hopes of many miles walked this month, what with the holidays and everything, but I do hope to have a better system in place next year, incorporating my writing into my walking (or at least my brainstorming ;P). Look for more info on that in the coming weeks!
Until next time!