A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful
- Miles Walked This Month (December 29th-January 25th): 48.9 miles
- Total Miles Walked: 745.7 miles
- Milestones Reached: none (78.7 miles into Mirkwood, halfway to the Enchanted River)
“It was not long before they grew to hate the forest as heartily as they had hated the tunnels of the goblins, and it seemed to offer even less hope of any ending. But they had to go on and on, long after they were sick for a sight of the sun, and of the sky, and longed for the feel of wind on their faces. There was no movement of air down under the forest-roof, and it was everlastingly still and dark and stuffy.”
~The Hobbit, Chapter 8: Flies and Spiders
Oh I had such plans for this year… and then Mirkwood sucked the life out of me.
As I mentioned at the end of 2016, I had planned to start integrating walking into my writing routine through dictation this month. What I didn’t consider when I made this decision, was Daylight Savings Time. In my part of the world, its getting dark around 6 pm, and I don’t even get off work until 5:30. So I haven’t been able to take my writing “on the road” as it were, and have therefore lost all motivation for walking more. I’m attempting to come up with alternatives now, but so far, nothing. We’ll see how it goes next month I guess. Hopefully I can at least get to the Enchanted River…
Until next time!