A Hobbit themed Guided Meditation!

I couldn't believe my luck when I found this on YouTube! Sit back, put those tired, hairy-toed hobbit feet up and listen to The Honest Guys' guided meditation practice: Party in the Shire...

Party in the Shire




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How did Walking like a Hobbit work out for me?

The Hobbit: Map from AllPosters

The Hobbit: Map from AllPosters.com

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!
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Tolkien links and Hobbit Collectibles for Walkers

Here's everything you need for the 'Eat Like a Hobbit, Walk Like a Hobbit' diet!
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Hobbit Collectibles from Thinkgeek

Just what you need for Unexpected Journeys:
The Hobbit Map of Middle Earth

The Hobbit Map of Middle Earth - don't leave home without it!

Hobbit Feet Socks!

Hobbit Feet Socks! Keep those feet warm, and hairy-toed...

Hobbit Staff of Gandalf

Hobbit Staff of Gandalf - FX Replica with Light

Here they are, trying to act all Gandalf-like with that staff:

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Eat like a Hobbit, Walk like a Hobbit

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Eat like a Hobbit!

Eat like a Hobbit! Picture credit: Geekfestbr

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?)

 

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