I'm pretty amazed that we are first in the AL at this point. The rotation is in shambles, the bullpen isn't that much better, and though the lineup is the best in the big leagues, there are more than a couple players who aren't yet living up to expectations. I hope we work out the kinks in the coming months, because the NL is looking strong.
Not only have I not been watching baseball, I've not been running. Great weather this past weekend, but we had plans to go up to NYC, and there wasn't really time to work in a long run. I satisfied myself by watching runners in Central Park. Hundreds of them, running around the reservoir. It is amazing what a variety of forms and gaits people have, and how form doesn't correlate with speed, or age, or how much people spend on their running clothes.
Later, I went to down to Jackrabbit Sports, my favorite running store in New York. (Sad, to say, DC doesn't have a great running store.) Although I had no intention of buying anything, I tried on several pairs of shoes and ran in them on the treadmill, just for fun. Was this wrong of me? (Basically, it's the equivalent of browsing in a bookstore, and though I had some help from an employee, I expect they are paid by the hour?) Anyhow, I tried on the Brooks Launch, and liked it very much; it may be the next pair of shoes I buy, whenever the time comes. Incredibly light and comfortable and nicely padded, just what I am looking for in a distance shoe. I was also intrigued by the Adidas Adios. It was just a bit narrow, and just a bit too firm underfoot for me (it's more of a racing shoe) but the upper was oh-so light and comfortable.
I'm itching for a long run this weekend, but the weekend highs are supposed to be near 100s, and the early morning low temperatures are still supposed to be in the 80s, with plenty of humidity. My office has a gym in the building, and though I don't like treadmills at all, I'm tempted....
Also: plenty of reading on the train! Book reviews (yes, plural) coming soon.