The Color Run Austin 2013

So, at the beginning of May, I finally had the chance to participate in the Color Run, and it was so much fun! It was an early birthday present from my dad, and I really enjoyed it. I signed up to do the 5k last year, but the weather was horrible with rain and wind on a 40 degree dark morning, that I didn’t get to attend. But this year, the weather was perfect for running! I was nervous though because I can’t remember the last time I even remotely attempted to exercise, and I thought I was going to be slow to finish. But, to my surprise, I actually jogged the whole thing, and I felt energized and ready for more after!

People of all ages and speeds were there, getting powdered with color, and it was great because all of the proceeds go towards cancer research. So if the Color Run goes to your city, or one near you, sign up because it is well worth the fun. Plus, you get free photos afterwards!

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My Night With a Beatle

My chance to witness a Beatle in the flesh finally came when Sir Paul McCartney took center stage last night in Austin, Texas during his Out There Tour. This was more than a dream come true for me and I honestly cannot count the times that I got choked up while trying to sing his songs, holding back tears of joy. It felt so unreal to see one of the men, who I’ve grown to love, sing the songs of my childhood live and interact with an audience that I was a part of.

He performed mostly Beatles songs, and even now, I still can’t believe that I witnessed the last performing Beatle play and sing them in concert. He opened with Eight Days a Week and closed, during his second encore, with the song I most anticipated, The End. The best part of the concert was getting to recognize that Paul is still, and always will be, the goofy man that I’ve always imagined him being. He is still young at heart and full of energy just like he was back in all of his Beatles flicks.

I will never forget the night of May 22, 2013. And now, I have something to cross off my Bucket List…