I’m Not Ready to Say Good-Bye

Today I used my wobble ball (not really a ball – more of a disk I guess) – Wobble Ball

I tried to stay balanced (tried!!) and did some shoulder work.  

start
start

I started with a lateral raise –

raise to the side
raise to the side

From there, I lowered my arms back to the start –

down
down

Then I raised my arms to the front –

front raise
front raise

I tried to keep all of the movements slow and controlled.  Even with just 5 pound dumbbells, my shoulders were burning by the time I finished all 43 and the wobble ball really increased the challenge since I had to fight to maintain my balance.

I also did my 2nd round of this week’s challenge with Taylor – Wake Me Up – and trust me, this workout will wake you up!!!

I decided to get in a quick 3 mile run on the treadmill because I might have to cut some workouts in the next couple of days.  I ran at 1.5% incline – 7:05, 5:45, 5:03 and then cooled down with 0.5 miles.

Poppa
Poppa

Yesterday morning I received a phone call that I did not want to get.  Tim (my twin) called to tell me that Poppa had passed away.  

He was sitting in his chair on the porch at the ranch – one of his favorite places to start the day – yesterday morning and my aunt walked out to check on him and he was gone.

a good day
a good day

I’m happy that he was home and spent his final minutes enjoying the view that he loved so much!

Peace
Peace

But – I wasn’t ready for this good-bye!!!  I wanted to have one more visit.

more of this
more of this

I wanted one more Bear Hug because Poppa is the one who taught me how to give Bear Hugs!!!

I wanted one more chance to tell him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him.  I very selfishly want  more time with my grandpa (Poppa)!!!  

I know that at 98+ I was fortunate to have had as much time with him as I have but that doesn’t make it easier to say good-bye.

Today I will drive to Texas and prepare myself for the final good-bye knowing that Poppa has been reunited with Mema (my amazing Grandma) and that they are once again happy together!!!

Mema & Poppa
Mema & Poppa

Take a minute today to give someone you love a Bear Hug and tell them how much you love them!!!

Kim

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