Preparedness: Another Gift of AbsoluteFIT 

Life is crazy — AbsoluteFIT gets you ready to face it at any moment!

Six thirty-eight a.m., day three of our spontaneous spring break visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. We’re in line for the Extra Magic Hour, a perk of staying on-site at Disneyland in which you get to get up insanely early to enjoy an hour in the park before the general public is allowed in.

Husband says, “Are we … sure that these room keys will get us in for this?”

It’s an administrative matter too boring to recount here, but suddenly: No, I’m not sure the key will work. I’d have to ask at the front desk. Which is over half a mile from where we currently stand.

mouse 4.16.19The gates will open in 22 minutes, which — for our meticulously-planned riding itinerary, via MaxPass, to work — will have to include my round-trip run, whatever time it takes to make myself understood to whomever can answer the question, and getting through security again.

I hand my daypack over to him, tell the kids not to panic — they’re both kind of tightly-wound — and take off at a dead sprint for the hotel.

Twelve minutes later, I’m back in line with them — lungs burning, to be sure, but question answered, tickets secured, daypack returned to my shoulders, ten minutes left to catch my breath before we fling ourselves into the dawn-lit park.

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And then we end up walking 13 more miles in the course of the day — a half-marathon on top of my full-tilt emergency dash.

THAT, my friends, is what AbsoluteFIT can do for you.

See you in the studio!

—Lydia M.

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books. 

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