After a three hour drive after work yesterday Ben and I made it to Princeton for "Reunions”. The drive went by a lot faster than we thought it would and we only made one pee/french fry stop
Princeton University has “Reunions” every year. There are numerous events for alumni to comeback and enjoy. The most popular of these events are the beer tents – the campus is covered with tents dedicated to a certain year or set of years.
This area was super cute because the people from this class were dancing and having such a blast to jazz music. One lady walked up to me and said, “You too can look like this in 40 years…” and then stumbled away. Classic.
These areas have food, a dance floor and the beer and wine are flowing! Everyone hangs out and has a good time and you can go from tent to tent partying it up.
After dinner and dessert at Ben’s classes’ tent we hit up a local ice cream place.
Then, it was time for more drinks!
Fun fact #1: Every Princeton class has signature jackets that they wear to these reunions. They are all different (I believe designed by someone in the class.).
We stayed out very late and I finally convinced Ben to pack it in and go to the hotel. I didn’t get in bed until around 3am. Then, this morning I had a 5K to run. I’d like to call this race: Three miles after Three hours (of sleep)
When my alarm went off this morning I thought it was a dream. I considered just shutting it off and going back to sleep, but I really want to try and run a race in a few different states before we move.
So, there I went to the race… when I got there a race official told me I was early and I should go get a cup of coffee. Did I mention it was the first annual running of this race and it is super small?
When it was time to register it started raining and I had to protection from the rain.
If you’re keeping score:
- 3 hours of sleep
- 3.1 miles to run
- 2 wet shoes
- 1 very tired and wet blogger
Anyways, I stuck it out. I ran the race at an okay time considering the circumstances and we’ll leave it at that
I just woke up hungry and scarfed down this Justin’s Maple Almond Butter packet on my banana. Um, I think this nut butter changed my life. It is AMAZING. Like, amazing to the point where I almost choked myself trying to suck out all the almond butter scraps from the package. I would not have died in vain.
Today is another round of beer tents, buffet food and hanging out. Princeton is for real. Ben and his friends slept in while I was running so when I got back they ditched me and are already back on campus. I’ve gotta get moving to catch up with them!
See ya later!
PS – I kinda feel like this blog is an Eating Club. Anyone want to join? I need to make t-shirts…