Outside of work, I have time for two things: running and soccer. And this was a good weekend for both.
On Saturday, I ran in the Queens half marathon. I got my best time for a half of the year and feel great about it, because I went into the race treating it as half training run and half race. I have a goal time in mind for the Staten Island half marathon and have about two months to get ready and get a little faster.
Today, my two favorite clubs met in the final match of the Emirates Cup. The Emirates Cup is a four-team tournament hosted by Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal played Red Bulls today and New York got the draw they needed to claim the Cup. As an Arsenal supporter, I am slightly worried that a team of half starters and half second team could not beat an MLS club, but as a Red Bulls fan I am thrilled (and a little shocked) that we could beat anyone in the Premier League.
August promises to have lots more running and a bit more soccer. The Bronx half marathon at the end of the month will be my fifth half marathon of the year. I never thought I would get into running this much, but enjoy the big brunches after too much to give it up now.