I tried to stay balanced (tried!!) and did some shoulder work.
I started with a lateral raise –
From there, I lowered my arms back to the start –
Then I raised my arms to the front –
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.
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.
I’m happy that he was home and spent his final minutes enjoying the view that he loved so much!
But – I wasn’t ready for this good-bye!!! I wanted to have one more visit.
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!!!
Take a minute today to give someone you love a Bear Hug and tell them how much you love them!!!