This week was full of firsts for me, in no particular order...
I ran my first 5k! To some of you, that might not seem like much, but to me, it was a great accomplishment. I run alot, but it's usually a private matter: it's time alone with God; shaking the cares of the day off; sometimes tears; face into the wind; pounding my frustrations into the pavement; people-watching in the rain.
This was different since it was with 100 more people. I really liked the feeling of the healthy competition. I pushed myself harder than I normally would've.
I turned 31. I've never been 31! So that was a first. :)
And I came home this week to a birthday gift on my front porch: Ms. Pac-Man...the mini arcade game! I plan to conquer this thing!
For my birthday, my girls took me out to French food at La Grand Bistro Americain and I had my FIRST EVER champagne lemon drop. Then I had another, so it was no longer a first. But just as amazing!
Listen to me right now. Try it.
Don't question me.
Just do it.
This next picture has nothing to do with a first, but definitely worth a post.
Just look at those sweet eyes. :)
I've been to M's games many times, but this was my first time in the front row.
Picture this: Ichiro, kicked back, sipping a cold beer, crackin' jokes, not a care in the world.
That's basically what it was like. I was that close! Except he was in uniform, about 50 feet away, totally ignoring me because his head was where it should've been: in the game.
I met a terrorist for the first time - named Bob. He had a knife and was very threatening.
I went to my first meeting at the Kirkland Arts Center as the newest Community Leader. Don't ask me what that means yet. But can a girl still be excited?
And lastly, I got my first pair of original Ray Ban's. Doesn't get more classic than that! I love them!