Today’s 43 has a super special video.  I was driving for 8.5+ hours yesterday and I called home and asked Chris and the boys to make the video for me.  (I told them the move I had in mind – they did the work.)  Thanks to Jordan for the awesome video (complete with intro and credits!!)!!!

The move – a bicep curl to a shoulder press – reverse the move then drop down and jump back to plank (hold) – jump in and stand = 1 rep x 43!!  (I used 10 pound dumbbells)

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(Jordan dropped the weights when he jumped back but I actually held onto them the whole time.)

Here is the hotel fitness center:Hilton Garden Fitness Room

There were also 2 treadmills but a man was on one and I figured he didn’t want some creepy girl taking his picture!!

I started by walking a mile to warm-up before my 43.  Sweat was dripping off me during this 43 – good thing the fitness center wasn’t packed!   Then I came back up to my room (4 flights of stairs – bonus!!) for the rest of my workout.

travel fitness center!
travel fitness center!

I did Les Mills Combat – Combat 45.  I hope the people in the room below me weren’t still trying to sleep since there was quite a bit of plyo jumping!!

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 11.17.06 PMSometimes life throws a curveball at you and you have to learn how to time your swing to hit it.

Yesterday morning (while I was doing my timed wall-sit), my twin brother (Tim) called me and told me our dad was in the hospital.  He didn’t have many details at the time but a bit later he called me back with more info.  My dad had a massive heart attack, had surgery yesterday morning and was in the ICU.  I felt like I needed to make a trip to Texas because I don’t want him to be in the hospital alone!!!  (scary being alone in a hospital!)

A few plans (hotel reservations, stuff for Chris & boys….), packing and I was on the road by 1:15 for a long drive.  Poor planning since I hit Oklahoma City at high traffic time:

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

This is a drive that I have made more times than I can count and it never really changes!

look - a small hill!
look – a small hill!

It is hard to take pictures while driving (and probably not very safe) in case you were wondering.  I tried to get the Welcome to Texas sign but there was another sign in front of it (RUDE!!) and I was zipping along and …. no sign but I made it safely!!!

So, the next few days will be crazy but it’s important – it’s my DAD, after all!!  And, I will get to see my 98 year-old grandpa while I’m here!!

Happy Friday!  Last day for to enter the giveaway for this necklace:Giveaway - necklaceI will announce the winner this weekend!!!


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