The Lord of the Rings Marathon Workout

I saw a Lord of the Rings drinking game on Pinterest, where, given a certain situation, you have to take a drink (ex.  "Drink when Frodo looks like he's a about to cry").  I'm just a kid.  I drink water.  But I thought it was a cool idea.
My family and I have been watching The Lord of the Rings movies on and off throughout this week.  I'm not very good at sitting still, so I wrote up a workout for the movies.  I made it pretty easy because, although I really do love working out (I'm one of those people), I wanted to have some time to relax and bask in the Legolas.

Make it easier by just doing one of the exercises, instead of the recommended number; make it harder by doubling the number, or by doing the "Smeagol is free" dance from the Two Towers after each exercise.  Hahaha, PLEASE do that and send me a video.
I'm not a certified exercise guru person and don't really know what some of the exercises were called or how to properly describe them, so I drew explanatory diagrams for your enjoyment (I really think you'll enjoy them).

Pretty scenic panorama!  --  5 pushups
Someone speaks Elvish  --  5 squats
Legolas says something obvious  --  5 in and out crunch thingies
Someone puts the ring on  --  10 situps
Pippin does something dumb  --  5 side plank hip move thingies per side
Fantastical creature appears  --  10 crunches
Gandalf does magnificent wizard-y magic  --  5 front leg lifts

in and out crunch thingy

side plank hip move thingy
front leg lift (This one probably doesn't
warrant a diagram, but they're fun.)

Also, I made LEMBAS!  There are several recipes online and I used this one, but I've just realized that I changed a lot of the ingredients so my version probably came out different from the recipe- I used a mixture of vegetable oil and applesauce instead of coconut oil, ground flaxseeds instead of chia seeds, and honey instead of maple syrup(save the bees!).  The result was still quite tasty, and filling like lembas should be.

Have fun and don't forget to read the books before you watch the movies.  It's especially important to read the first two books before you watch the first movie for the first time, ok?  Promise me.

If there was ever any doubt in your mind that I was not the nerdiest person ever, this post should erase that doubt.

Savo 'lass a lalaith,

Heather <3


  1. honestly one of the greatest things i've ever read or seen... and regarding the lembas bread: was it wet?

    1. Thank goodness no, and if you put a hot dog in it, you could make a pretty fine sandwich.


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