Thursday, March 13, 2003
The Shieldmaidens: Walk to Rivendell. - Tehanu @ 21:44 PST
The Shieldmaidens, members of The Eowyn Challenge,a new on-line Weight Watchers/LOTR fan group, are organizing a nationwide fitness challenge called The Walk to Rivendell. [But hey, it could be WORLD-wide, right? - Tehanu] Using Middle Earth atlas maps and the trilogy as references, members are committing to walking the same distance as Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin travelled from Hobbiton to Rivendell. This is a month long challenge, and small prizes will be awarded to the first Shieldmaidens to make it to Rivendell.

The Shieldmaidens were formed when on-line ww members noticed that many of them had the same LOTR quote on their personal signatures. The group uses their love for LOTR as inspiration to succeed at their personal health and fitness goals. Each member has committed to a specific goal to achieve by the opening of Return of the King. The Shieldmaidens would like to welcome the global community to take part in The Walk to Rivendell. For more information on The Walk or The Shieldmaidens, e-mail Jax at