June 1 – Yep, It’s That Time Again

It’s Every Damn Day in June time again! I was so excited when I heard that Hyacinth of A Dissolute Life Means… was hosting the writing meme again this year. It’s not a prompting meme, in that it doesn’t give you a topic to write about each day – it is simply the prompt to write, Every. Damn. Day. I love it!

Maybe it’s the submissive in me, but I do so much better when I’m told to do a thing.

As part of my conditioning for the Grand Canyon adventure, I am (once again) trying to train myself to get up early. Left to my own (lazy) self, I would (literally) sleep in til 20 minutes before I have to leave for work in the AM. I love snuggling in my bed, under my quilt, with my pillows mounded all around. But. I only I have so many days, so much time, to get myself ready for this trip. Wasting those early morning hours would be the height of folly, when, just by getting up an hour or an hour and a half earlier, I could gain extra time to stretch, or swim or walk, or write so that I have time to do those after work – or go to sleep early enough to be able to get up earlier. So I asked Viper to help me stay focused and make me accountable for getting up each weekday. It’s early days, of course, but I am pretty damn motivated to be in hella better shape than I was the last time we backpacked in the Grand Canyon, 17 or 18 years ago. (I love that we promised each other we would come back someday, and we are, almost 20 years later.) I feel like having this goal in mind will really spur me to keep t up – mostly because I know the last time, while spectacular, was more challenging than it had to be, if I’d only conditioned more.

So – forewarning: it may be that this June is a lot of short bits of writing about how all that is going. I am also sifting through the other memes I follow to see where there are opportunities to join in there for these posts, and I am trying to put those topics on a calendar as mental prods to myself. We’ll see.

For now I am leaving this here, while I lay in bed and cool off after almost 5 miles of hiking and 72 flights of stairs. Tonight’s date night with V, and maybe some play, and tomorrow is another 6 mile hike with Adam and the Girlchild. I’m going to pack 10 lbs in my daypack, just to see how I do with a little weight. Wish me luck! And then, hopefully, out to the pol for some lazing about naked. Summer really is here!

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