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?)



View from Inside a Hobbit Hole

View from Inside a Hobbit Hole, on location at the Hobbiton set, as used in the Lord of the Rings films.
(Photo credit: Rob Chandler, via Wikipedia)
License: CC-BY-SA 2.0

This week’s Challenges

  1. Get a pedometer, and check up on your stocks of weather proof clothes or sun tan lotion, sunglasses, hat, etc
  2. Walk five miles a day, or if you can’t walk that far, do some other activity that involves exercise and travel
  3. Pick yourself a rustic, hobbit-themed meal or snack each day. It doesn’t have to be bacon and mushrooms, but it should be something hobbits would eat that you’ll really like 🙂
  4. And no shaving your toes!



I love my pedometer. It can keep track of my steps all day, and I do find myself trying to fit more steps in to reach the next goal. And they don’t have to be expensive at all.

Here’s the cheapest pedometer currently listed on eBay:

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Get inspired, and get out there…!

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