Here We Go!
Or, what the hell have I gotten myself into and how can I arrange for sherpas to get me up this mountain?!
Well, here I am just over 6 months out from my first ever mountaineering ascent.
Training must begin. And that magical time called "later" must be transformed into the other ambiguous moment called "sooner," which I then must comandeer into "now." I haven't been out hiking in a while, and for a number of reasons I am nervous. For one thing, I not only haven't been hiking, I haven't been doing any exercise whatsoever. I was doing a daily yoga practice, but fell off the yoga wagon when the rains began (I was doing my yoga outside). Now that I have moved, I have a designated yoga area and that has been wonderful, but the daily practice has not yet fully manifested. Walking up a flight of stairs gets me winded, so I have a lot of work ahead.
Additionally, I seem to have developed a toe problem. (If an old friend of mine, Bob, was around he'd yell out, "call the "toe" truck!! Aaagh) But seriously, this aging thing ain't for the faint of heart, let me tell you. And I am one of the lucky ones.
Look for my update this weekend. I am determined to get out for my first training hike this coming weekend and avoid the Superbowl insanity.