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On the Mend and On the Road

Today I made use of the furniture in my hotel room for my 43.  I used this little footstool as a bench. Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 7.54.22 AM I did a lunge, one foot on a bench (stool), with a twist.Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 7.54.35 AM

not me (sadly I'm not on a beach right now)
not me (sadly I’m not on a beach right now)

This was one of those times when I did 43 with my left leg on the stool and another 43 with my right leg on the stool.  (We all know that I wish I was on a beach but I’m just pretending!!)

The rest of my workout was Turbo Fire Fire 45.  For some reason it was hard – I must be more tired than I thought I was!  Oh, well – I needed to do something before I spend the day sitting!!

Yesterday afternoon, Tim (my twin) and I took my dad home.  He really did not look like someone who had just had a major heart attack (and surgery) 3 days earlier!  I hope that this is a wake-up call to make some changes but I can’t force anything and he is a “big boy.”

On the way back to Abilene, we stopped to see our Poppa (98 years old!).Poppa

Overall, my trip to Texas has been nice (other than the initial reason I came down) since I got to spend time with all of my siblings, my dad, my Poppa and my aunt!!  I told my dad that next time he wanted to see us he could just call and invite us down – it would be easier all around!!!

I’m heading home today (WooHoo!!!)!  However, Chris is leaving this morning to go to the sim (simulator training) in Wichita.  Because I didn’t know until yesterday when I would be leaving, he made arrangements for the boys for the night – both are going home with good friends (of their’s and mine).

Yesterday evening it hit me – I’m driving through Wichita anyway – boys won’t be home….so I think I will stay the night with Chris in Wichita!!!  It’s a win all the way around – 2 hours less driving today, spending the night with Chris (and not home alone), boys are happy to spend a Monday night with their friends – WIN!!!

Happy Monday – I’m hitting the road!


PS – Good luck to all Boston Marathon runners today!!

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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!!!