It’s part of our storyline.

Saturday night I went to my first concert in over 4 months. That may not seem like a big deal to some, but for me, it was more than long overdue ;)

Concerts are my happy place. Without concerts (or music for that matter) life would be so boring. I’m so grateful for them. get-attachment.aspx

Saturday afternoon my two friends and I headed downtown to the Indiana State Fair to see Hunter Hayes! This was the 6th time I’ve seen Hunter (which is crazy), and I think it turned out to be my favorite show of his so far. Yes, most definitely.get-attachment.aspx

Since the concert didn’t start until 8pm, we got to the fair around 5pm. Of course we had to eat some of the traditional fair food. I ended up getting a veggie gyro and ice cream. Both were equally amazing. I may have also tried some of my friends fried cookie dough. Yeah. That exists. I think regular ol’ cookie dough is better though ;)

The seats we had for the concert were general admission, so basically it was first come, first serve. We had overheard that some girls had been in line since 7 AM. Um, no thanks. We ended up not even getting in line and just merging our way in (which is what a lot of others did too) because they ended up opening all the doors rather then making people go in a single file line.get-attachment.aspx

We were SO thankful for this, because had we had to get in line, we would’ve been really far back. We somehow managed to get in the very front row. I honestly don’t know how that happened.

Dan + Shay opened for Hunter, and then around 9:15 it was time for the main act!get-attachment.aspx

This was the closest I had ever been for one of his concerts, and it was amazing. His set list was very similar to the We’re Not Invisible TourHe even sang Counting Stars again (with Dan + Shay) and that made me so happy. I love that song. get-attachment.aspx

I think my favorite song was when he sang “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”. He always jokes that that song is for his “awkwardly single people” (ahem, me). During that song he came over right in front of where we were standing, and at one point grabbed my hand. Okay. Cool Hunter.
I also love when he sings “Wanted”. He lets the audience sing the chorus and it’s just amazing. Trust me on it.

At the end of the concert (which went by way too quickly in my opinion) he came down to high-five people. Since he walked past me twice, I got to touch his hand two more times. Cannot complain ;)

Thanks Hunter for one of my favorite concerts to date<3

xo,

Molly

 

5 things friday.

1. The Camelbak Relay giveaway winner is Leigha! Email me (sparklinglife11@gmail.com) your contact info so I can forward it along to the lovely people at Camelbak.Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 10.25.21 AM

2. Tomorrow I’m going to see Hunter Hayes at the Indianapolis State Fair! I’m so excited. I haven’t been to a concert since March. Long overdue my friends ;)IMG_6124

3. This has been quite a long week. I started a new-ish job working for the YMCA and it requires me to get up at 5:20am every morning. I’m [slowly] starting to get used to being up so early ;)

4. Um like a month until I turn 21. I swear it was just my birthday.

5. New Taylor Swift music this month. IT’S ABOUT TIME. That is all.

Have a lovely weekend<3

xo,

Molly

City lights 5-miler

Last year I ran 11 races. I set a goal to run 13 (for 2013) but was short by 2. Overall, I was still proud of how many I did. This year, I don’t have a set goal of how many I’d like to run, I just want to to do as many as I can.

I got an e-mail a few weeks ago about a 5-mile nighttime race that was going to be held in downtown Indianapolis. My dad said he’d do it with me, so Saturday evening we headed downtown to run the City Lights 5-mile race!

I believe this was the first year for this race, but considering that, it was very organized. It was a small race, which I enjoyed, and it was a really pretty course.get-attachment.aspx

We started on Georgia Street, right near Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (aka where the best day of my life happened). We ran by the JW Marriot, White River State Park, the canal, IUPUI, the zoo, and then back to Georgia Street.

The race itself went really well. I was nervous as to how I’d feel running at 8 at night, but I was fine. I ran by myself for most of the race, and then my dad met up with me towards the end which was nice.get-attachment.aspx

According to my Garmin the course was a little short (4.93 I believe) but my “official” time was 46:53 and I was 1st in my age group!

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free breadsticks!! (and beer for everyone 21+) at the finish. They were from Kilroy’s (a sponsor of the race) and were SO GOOD. I’d do the race again just for those ;)

Another race down in the books. I have an itch to run another half marathon so one of those might have to happen in the future…

xo,

Molly