This really was a week full of Fall Firsts! So.....maybe they weren't all huge firsts ( a couple were!), but they were firsts in their own way!!
It started a week ago on Saturday when (L to Right) Dana (that's me), Mary and Karen volunteered to be "course monitors" for a local 5K/10K run. It was our "first" time to deck out in pumpkin sacks and direct traffic so the runners and walkers would be safe! Actually, it was a cold and windy morning and the plastic sacks really helped us keep warm!
On Sunday, the temps had gone up and the sun came out!! Karen couldn't run that day, but another friend could for a bit. I had a goal of completing 6 miles. Melita and I ran two miles together, then she had to head back, so (and here's the "first" part) for the first time, I ran by myself on that trail.....6 more miles, giving me a total of 8 for the outing!
I really do not like being on the trail by myself, but on Sunday, there was a marathon taking place, so I saw tons of other runners and didn't feel "alone".
On Monday, Twiggy was busy rearranging our kitchen rugs. She told me it was her way of supporting the ROYALS as they prepared to take on the METS the next evening in the first game of the 2015 World Series . It was taking place right here in Kansas City at the beautiful Kauffman Stadium!!
OK...this was not the "first" time Twiggy has rolled up those rugs, but it is the "first" time she gave me a reason that made sense!
On Tuesday, our local HY-VEE grocery store had restocked their ROYALS shirts supply again! Last year this store couldn't keep up with the demand ....as it was the first time the ROYALS had gone to the World Series in a VERRRRRRRY long time. This year, and the second trip to the Series for our hometown boys, brought about just as much demand for new and better shirts!
Well...the "first" for Tuesday when the ROYALS won the first game in the series! Oh my goodness....it turned out to be a 14 inning nail biter with the Royals winning 5-4!
On Wednesday, everyone was pretty sleepy from the late night game, but also nervous about Game 2 that would be starting around 7:00 p.m. We still met for our Wed. night group run....it took our minds off of what would be about to start in an hour and a half!!
Because there are no lights on the chat trail we have been running on all summer, we've had to change our location to an asphault trail-like that stretch that goes along side a streetlight illumninated road. Wednesday was our "first" night at our new location!!
While I love the flat, chat trail, I also enjoy running here because it gives us more practice on hills. Karen, Melita and I did this route with our old group last winter and it really helped keep us in shape during the long cold months. It's very motivating to know others will there, taking on the hills, too!
L to R: Karen, Sue, Dana (me), Carol and Melita
WOW!!!! What a game #2 of the series turned out to be!!! Both teams did a great job....but on that night the ROYALS were truly amazing, winning the game 7-1!
By Thursday morning, it was in the 30s, but Izzy and I were still flying high from the night before and we didn't feel the cold. This was, however, her "first" day to sport her coat this fall!
This morning (Friday) we had our "first" frost!! Last night, I covered the few plants I'm still trying to keep alive for awhile as we are expecting the temps to be back in the 70s by Sunday.
Today, we are getting excited and nervous again as Game 3 of the Series will be played this evening.
The ROYALS are in New York now, so they don't have home field advantage (and we all know that really helps a team), but they do have what it takes to be a great team.
It's an exciting time to be a ROYALS fan. . .30 years ago they won the 1985 World Series.......followed by years of not so great seasons. However, we have an outstanding group of players and staff who have given us two amazing seasons!!
Whatever the outcome of this year's series, we are so proud of this team and we are: FOREVER ROYAL!!!
We hope you have a great PINK SATURDAY and that you will be sure to visit Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND!! She will certainly have a huge lineup of other bloggers who are ready with their weekly shares just for YOU!