2018, Challenges, Fitness, Health, Update, Well Being

Health & Well Being Sunday #2

I have finally come to a decision Health and Well Being Sunday will be the last Sunday of every month, as it was previously (I think). Any more than this then it will boring not only for me, but also for you.

Update… About Me 

As far as exercising is concerned this month has been very sporadic, due to ill health. Viruses abound and unfortunately I have not been immune to them, though so far I have managed to avoid the various flu bugs that are knocking numerous people off their feet. I hope I continue avoiding them too. The virus I had and still have slightly is on my chest so that is hurting a lot once again. I have also been suffering with a sore throat and eyes, headaches, achy bones and occasional vomiting. Until the virus presented itself I felt drained and exhausted for weeks, everyday getting worse. Yesterday though I woke up and felt really well. Today I woke up feeling all achy again, it is a very weird thing. I am hoping it goes soon.



On Friday you may have noticed my first Friday Five Post. The idea behind these posts are to list Five Things you are grateful for during the week. I was inspired to do this by another Blogger who I follow – Milly’s Guide. I have mentioned her before in other posts but she is a great advocate for Positive Mental Health. If you get a moment take a look at her blog you can click on the link above.


Technically the whole concept of walking to me is not a new thing… I have been doing unaided since I was 1 year old.


^^ Sorry I couldn’t find an appropriate Gif of Frodo so, Bilbo will have to do… 

I am a bit of Geek / Nerd and if I can find Geeky things to fill my time, I will. A few years ago on another 101 List I completed the Walk to Mordor Challenge.  Yes, it is based on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Someone, somewhere worked out that it is 1779 miles between Hobbiton and Mount Doom.

The walk for Frodo and his friends when broken down looks like this : (taken from Nerd Fitness)

So let’s take a look at how far we need to walk first:

  • 458 miles: Go from Hobbiton to Rivendell.
  • 462 miles: Set out with the Fellowship from Rivendell, through Moria, to Lothlorien.
  • 389 miles: From Lothlorien, down the Anduin, to Rauros Falls.
  • 470 miles: Follow Frodo and Sam on the quest from Rauros to Mt. Doom. (MORDOR)

Below is the return journey back to the Shire and beyond, but I am just going to concentrate on getting to Mordor. I may not ever get back to the Shire.

  • 535 miles: From Minas Tirith to Isengard
  • 693 miles: From Isengard to Rivendell.
  • 397 miles: From Rivendell to Bag End.
  • 467 miles: (bonus!) Follow Frodo to the Grey Havens and return home with Sam.

Obviously, I am not going to do it in the same timescale as the Hobbits but I will be tracking my walks. I am also pretty sure there is an app I can download? So, The Walk to Mordor will be a regular feature each month in this post, as well as being a new item on the 101 List for 2018.

businesswoman with a note-book in a cafe drinking coffee

Frodo though did not complete this journey on his own, he had his companions for support. If any of you want to join me in tracking you walks, I will be starting on Thursday 1 February 2018.


This year I will also be doing some Yoga and Pilates. I tried it a few years ago but never kept it up, I intend to reacquaint myself with them.  It should be interesting. If I manage to actually do any of the positions successfully I will be posting photo’s.

My friend Chloe is fairly new to blogging and she has a blog about her fitness journey. Chloe posts photo’s of herself lifting weights, selfies, eating cake… anyway. I would like to add more photo’s pf me doing things, she has inspired me. If you want to take a look at her blog it is called, BeYoutiful Be Strong. Posting photo’s of me seems like a good idea at the moment but we will see if it happens next month.

I really want to be able to run 5K by the end of the year. I have a few plans on how I am going to do my trying. Besides if there is ever a Zombie Apocalypse I need to be able run. Yes, I know about the app “Zombie Run” but I will not be doing that, far too terrifying for me.

Healthy Lunches

Buddha Bowl with roasted Turmeric Cauliflower. Photo from Google. 

There have been a few exceptions but overall I am sticking with the home made lunches for work. I need to start adding a bit of variety again as they are getting a bit samey. I mentioned before that I like of the idea of Buddha Bowls. They look really satisfying and scrummy. I am trying to keep my calorie intake at work as low as I can, which is hard as I work in an office where those around me like chocolates, biscuits and cakes. Though I have not got a very sweet tooth, sometimes the urge to have a something over takes me, especially when they bring in Krispy Kreme Donuts – my downfall.  The problem I have is that when I am bored (especially at work) I graze and I look for food. I need to be stricter with myself.

Plans, Plans, Plans

In brief then the plans for the next 4 weeks are

  • Drink more water 
  • Start the Green Tea drinking once more
  • Walk to Mordor – Thursday 1 February 
  • Healthy Lunches
  • Running 5K Training 
  • Get to know Yoga and Pilates , again
  • Take lots of photos

A bit of a long post this month, hope you enjoyed it.


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