Daily Cookie


4 HOURS, 48 MINUTES
July 6, 2008, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Events

Today is Sunday, the last official day of my vacation and I spent it in front of my TV.  Glued to the TV to give you the full description.  I only left my position on the couch a few times, once to shower during the first rain break, a second to make lunch and a third to take Grover for a quick walk during the second rain break. There were a few other moments in which I multi-tasked (bathroom breaks, drink refills, sun checks, etc) but for the most part, my butt was planted in one spot for a full 4 hours and 48 minutes.

I think the mens’ finals was the best tennis I have ever watched.¬† I found myself staring, adding commentary, screaming and even crying watching these five sets of Wimbledon.¬†¬†And for me to sit and stay in one place for that long is almost unheard of.¬† I simply can not sit still.¬† And¬†I am not a fan of watching sports.¬† If I am at the actual game¬†then it is a different story (well except for baseball games, then I get bored after the third inning¬†and like to box hop).¬† ¬†But sitting home and watching someone else play a sport on TV is usually not my thing.¬† I will do it – but it is more¬†of a social experience¬†and certainly not uninterrupted.¬†¬†¬†

I called my Mom to check in with her and my Dad told me she was a “nervous wreck.”¬† I talked to her again around 2:30PM and she told me she was still in her pajamas.¬† She is a real Federer fan, but made a point to tell me they were both such gentlemen and she wished there did not have to be a winner.¬†¬†¬†

I too wanted¬†Federer to win¬†again as defending champ, but have to admit there was a part of me pushing that buff 22 year old¬† to dig just a little deeper and make this guy work for it.¬† And that is exactly what Nadal did.¬†¬†Federer is still unbelievable, but when there is no competition it makes for a boring match.¬† Not today.¬†¬† I wonder if this will change Federer’s #1 ranking?¬†¬†Let me say one thing, I saw this guy at Nobu in Miami last year and he looks as good off the court as he does on.¬† He just has this presence that alludes champion.¬† I know that has absolutely nothing to do with his athletic skills, but I had to mention it.¬† The guy is handsome and looks fierce in a suit.¬†¬†¬†¬†

So whether they are ranked as number one or number two, both of these guys are kings in my book and captured and kept my attention for more than half the day. 

Although I did not run, take a pilates class or do anything physical for that matter, today I witnessed an amazing display of athleticism for a full 4 hours and 48 minutes.  

Now that was a work out.