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SPY 2: Day 69: The Ring Ceremony for World Champion San Francisco Giants

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I did a short kettlebell workout this morning. It felt wonderful! Not much exercise otherwise - a lack of energy. The evening concert fell through and I was not disappointed because it let me stay home to watch the televised ring ceremony for the World Champion San Francisco Giants!

The mlb picture of the t shirt does not do the ring justice. It is white and yellow gold. One side of the ring has the Golden Gate Bridge in yellow gold on a white gold background. The other side shows the trophy. At the base of the trophy are 5 diamonds signifying the 5 championships for the New York Giants. The center of the trophy has a mandarin orange garnet (I had never heard of one of those) and, below the trophy is the banner for the player's name. The top of the ring has the interlocking SF in white gold a-glitter with diamonds trimmed in yellow gold. Beautifully done by Tiffany. I've never wanted anything fron Tiffany, but I am coveting this! HA!

They brought back most of the Giants Hall of Famers (Gaylord Perry, Willie McCovey, someone else and, of course, Willie Mays. Two other HOF players could not make it. In the audience was my favorite player, Will Clark!

The Giants wore jerseys with gold numbers and names - I really liked the look and wish they could keep it for this year, but I think there are rules about that.

The ownership has taken great pains to include the fan base, past players, fans from previous years = this is for all of us, they say. The trophy has toured northern California, Nevada, Oregon and New York. I have not seen it.

It was very emotional.

It makes me think about the hard work the team put into the season last year. I need to strive for that same excellence in everything I do - eating right, exercising, work, life...!

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CATLADY52 4/10/2011 6:53PM

    I think you are right on. emoticon

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CUPCAKE-GIRL 4/10/2011 6:17PM

  a short kettlebell workout is better than a no kettlebell workout!!

the ring ceremony sounded really interesting and emotional.

and, you are right about the "need to strive for that same excellence in everything I do - eating right, exercising, work, life..." ... I think we should all strive for that kind of excellence! ;)

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CARRAND 4/10/2011 8:11AM


The ring ceremony sounds interesting and I'm glad you got to see it. You're a fighter, you can do it!

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SPY 2; Day 68: So Glad it's Friday Evening!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I am tired but not sleepy. This was a tough week. Nonstop busy and too much so. I did get 2 10-minute sessions on the elliptical this week. Not much else for exercise, though I had moderate step counts on my pedometer every day.

The response to the subpoena was served late today, so I'm out of the picture until something else happens. That frees me up to return to the other work that has been delayed. The officers will be out all next week, so it should be quieter, but no less busy.

Tomorrow night we are going to a concert in SF. I don't really want to go, but I'm going and BF will go with Yvonne and me in a couple of weeks on a hike as a trade.

I'm planning on a long walk tomorrow. I also hope to do some kettlebell work!

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JHADZHIA 4/9/2011 9:17PM

    Quieter would be an improvement and will allow you to focus on the work delayed.
Getting in any exercise is great! Good trade off concert for a hike! Maybe you will Spark bf into getting more active with you.
Enjoy your weekend!

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CARRAND 4/9/2011 6:13PM

    I was wondering where the kettle bells went! Try to enjoy your concert, and look forward to your hike.

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WONDEROONA 4/9/2011 10:52AM

    I hope you find a balance at work. It sounds like you're really loaded down. Be glad that you got in 20 mins on the elliptical. That's better than nothing, right? Keep positive. I hope you get your walk in today. It's hard to try to do so much through the week and not just want to sit and relax on the weekends.

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LIBBYFITZ 4/9/2011 2:54AM

    Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it! emoticon

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SPY 2; Day 67: I Over Ate and My Legs Burned!

Friday, April 08, 2011

OK, that's a misleading title. I ended up really hungry at dinner and ate too much! Not happy about that and my tummy is unhappy. I also did 10 minutes on the elliptical. It was actually harder than when I did the same on Tuesday. I was about 3 minutes into it when two guys came in, stretched for a nanosecond, picked up some weights and did about 5 curls and left. It sounded as if they had just come in from a jog. At 5 minutes, I almost gave up, but I thought about this blog and kept going. At 8, my legs started to burn and the last minute or so was really hard. But I did it!

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CARRAND 4/8/2011 3:00PM


You're amazing. The elliptical is really hard.

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FATHINSN 4/8/2011 7:15AM

    yeah, the title is misleading me to think when you ate too much, you legs hurt! And it actually did the trick to make me get interested to read the blog, hehe.

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NONIE_C 4/8/2011 1:38AM

    Way to go!!! I'm so proud of you, and you should feel terrific abut your great work!
Thank you for stopping by to support me in my moment of freaking out about bad decisions. I really appreciate it, my friend.

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LIBBYFITZ 4/8/2011 12:27AM

    Well done on sticking it out! emoticon

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SPY 2; Day 66: A Good Day, But Not an Active One

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The day started off on the wrong foot - I started work later than I wanted to. I thought I had a meeting right the second I walked in the door and, waiting for people to arrive or dial in, I missed the chance to go down and get coffee and fruit. Later, when I went down, all the coffee machines were out. I was starving, so I inhaled a Kashi bar while waiting for the meeting to start. I missed my cereal!

Turns out I was the only one who had the meeting on my calendar! And so the day began.

I spent a large part of the day working on the request for production and discovered, to my horror, that I had omitted one of the requests when I prepped the documents. I was terrified my attorney would come unglued, but she did not!

I evaluated an advanced speech today and took home the ribbon. The speech was from the Special Events manual and the speaker wrote the speech about his stepdaughter's upcoming high school graduation. It was a marvelous speech and, as I told him, it was obvious to me that this was a subject he cared about. His delivery was absent the painful pauses, the uneven delivery and bushel of fillers. It was the best speech I've heard him give!

I did not put in any OT and did not hit the gym on my way out the door. I am feeling really run down. I did not sleep well last night. BF has some serious health problems and I kept waking up because of his issues.

Good news from my friend Yvonne: her cat did not break a toe, but had a torn nail. This cat has enough health issues, so I know Yvonne was relieved.

Today, one of my nephews is 7 and a coworker gave birth to a baby girl.

A wonderful day!

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CARRAND 4/7/2011 9:19PM

    I've had days like that at work. Hang in there. You'll get back to the gym when you're ready.

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JHADZHIA 4/7/2011 1:17AM

    Work could have been better, but I am glad you had some positives. Hope your BF works on getting his health issues resolved if its at all possible.. Lack of rest and sleep will quickly get you into trouble and illness.
Take care of yourself!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/7/2011 12:06AM

    You sound so much more positive lately!
Continue to believe in yourself and have faith that you can change old habits - wheat we believe affects what we achieve!

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SPY 2; Day 65: A Personal Best!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I got on the elliptical this evening. Last time I did that was weeks ago, maybe even a month a go and my best time was 4 minutes, I think, Tonight I made it to 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am tired this evening, but I feel great! I am exhilarated!

I can't wait to be doing so much more that I look back at this blog and laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CARRAND 4/6/2011 9:14PM

    Wonderful! You're really back on track!

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MYSTERY4EVER 4/6/2011 3:54PM

    Fabulous!! You are looking ahead, not back. Keep up the good work!

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WONDEROONA 4/6/2011 2:28PM

    Great Job!!!! I know when I first started using the elliptical I could only go a few minutes. Keep it up and you WILL be looking back and laughing!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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ROX2013 4/6/2011 12:50AM

    Awesome!!! The elliptical is one monster machine I have never tried.. However, the tired part I understand Only to well, I just have started getting my treadmill walking done. Isnt it a great feeling being tired bacause you accomplished some so great!! Have a great day!! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 4/6/2011 12:31AM

    Wow!! Way to go!! That is awesome!! Especially after being ill/ and or tired for so long!! Keep up this fantastic start!!

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