Taking inventory after yesterday's big adventure, I find that I'm in better shape than I thought. I knew my legs would be sore from all the walking, but it turns out that hasn't been much of a problem. I didn't use my legs much today anyway.
I could really feel it in both arms, though. On one segment of the BART ride, the train was so crowded that I had to stand in the middle of the aisle, holding onto the bar above my head. Since I was weighted down with jacket, camera and sunblock, I couldn't really switch hands, so I had my right hand extended straight up for about fifteen minutes.
Then when we got to the park it turned out that our seats were in the second deck, high above the right field foul line. And to see the infield we had no choice but to stare directly into the setting sun.
Some people, smarter than I am, wore baseball caps or visors to keep the sun out of their eyes. All I had was my left hand, which I plastered to my forehead for most of the two and a half hours it took for the sun to sink below the rim of the stadium. Shielding my eyes from the glare cost me some of the feeling in that arm, but I guess it was worth it.
Other than that, I came out of the adventure in pretty good shape. I forgot to use the sunblock, but I didn't get burned. I was out in the wind and fresh air for much longer than usual, but my allergies today are no worse than they would have been if I'd stayed indoors all day yesterday (as I do most Saturdays). In fact, I didn't use the jacket I took, either. The only thing I carried that actually got any use was the camera.