How did Walking like a Hobbit work out for me?
I admit it: I really wanted my Hobbit diet week to work out. And it did! I mostly enjoyed the walking, managed five miles most days, and loved the bacon and mushroom sandwiches.
I'm not sure I'd have got to Mordor, but then they had more time, and Middle Earth to save, and Gollum. But with the road going ever on, I know I'd have made it 'There and Back Again' in the end 🙂
Beginning weight: 215lbs
Ending weight: 213.2lbs
A very nice week!
Hobbit Collectibles from Thinkgeek
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Here they are, trying to act all Gandalf-like with that staff:
Makes me wish I worked at Thinkgeek.com, instead of just keeping them in business 🙂 (Tweet this!)
Ever wished you could eat like a hobbit? (Tweet this!)
This hobbit-inspired week is an experiment:
Can I get away with a bacon and mushroom sandwich for second breakfast (ok, lunch) every day if I walk far enough to get to Mordor and back?
What you'll need:
A pedometer, or smartphone app, that measures how far you walk each day.
I will be aiming to walk 5 miles a day, during the course of the whole day's activities, which for me is about 10,000 steps.
"Frodo now accepted the invitation gratefully, to the relief of Pippin and Sam. The sun was already behind the western hills, and the light was failing. Two of Maggot's sons and his three daughters came in, and a generous supper was laid on the large table. The kitchen was lit with candles and the fire was mended. Mrs Maggot bustled in and out. One or two other hobbits belonging to the farm-household came in. In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer in plenty, and a mighty dish of mushrooms and bacon, besides much other solid farmhouse fare. The dogs lay by the fire and gnawed rinds and cracked bones."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
If you're still looking for inspiration, try these Hobbit collectibles for walkers.
Hobbit-themed snacks also feature strongly in the Harvard Lampoon spoof, 'Bored of the Rings' (Rutabaga tea, anyone?)