I’ll be honest. Ever since we made the post season, I knew we were going to win. For some reason, this season is just different. No superstars, just amazing team work and fun personalities.
I started out yesterday with breakfast. I’m trying to use up some of the things in my fridge, so I made an avocado and mozzarella cheese omelet with a garlic chicken sausage on the side.
Then it was time to leave for the gym. I hadn’t been sure if I was going to run or not when I made my breakfast, so I didn’t really eat appropriately. For some reason, I have to wait a REALLY long time after eating before I run or I get horrible side stitches. It probably would’ve been advisable for me to just use the elliptical, but I really wanted to be outside, so I dropped off my stuff at the YMCA and decided to do the AT&T Park run.
It went mostly okay. The food didn’t sit too well, unfortunately, so I did take several walking breaks. I was listening to Glee music, however, so I was in a pretty good mood overall. Amazing how Glee-ifying a song can make even a lousy tune amazing. When I hit AT&T Park, I found that I started running faster. While part of this is due to the temperature change from the stadium blocking the glaring noonday sun, I know it was also because I was thinking about my Giants.
The vibe in the city really has been amazing during this entire post season. You can’t go even two minutes without running into someone wearing Giants gear. Strangers are high fiving you in the streets, or giving you knowing smiles that seem to say, “Yes. We’re going to win.” The fever is everywhere. Look at what I saw after I left the gym:
I was pretty bummed out that I was going to miss the game. How unfair that the one time I actually care about a sporting event final, I’m stuck at work. While it wasn’t really like watching at home or at a bar, I caught a few glimpses.
I was incredibly nervous, so I decided to have some Halloween candy:
For the record, I have no idea how many licks it takes to get to the center.
When the Giants won, San Francisco went nuts. While my job wasn’t located in one of the primary hot spots in town, we had people driving down the street, hanging out of their car windows, waving full-sized Giants flags, honking their horns and screaming. It was pretty intense.
Or so I thought until I left work and tried to get home.
Yep. This was my neighborhood. Awesome, no?
This really doesn’t even do it justice, but here’s a really short video too:
And this pumpkin….
But the Giants won the World Series, so it’s all good.
There’s a ticker tape parade tomorrow retracing the original parade route that the Giants took in 1958 when San Francisco welcomed them to their new home. I generally hate being in large crowds, but I will be making an exception for this. Friends are all coordinating and it looks like it will be a good time tomorrow, watching our Giants get the key to the city.
I know you guys are all totally sick of reading about this, but really, this win was all part of my healthy living endeavours…you know…happiness and social interaction!
(Don’t worry. Only one more Giants related post!)
Oh yes. One more thing.
Go vote. Now!
Have you ever been out in a street party? What was it for?