Jam Packed Weekend – Contract Competition and Race Day

It is barely after 5pm and I am ready for bed. I am pooped. This weekend was a busy one, and I loved it that way. It started off Friday with the first snow of the year! I was only two days off in my prediction.   This is the view from my law school, not to shabby eh?

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Friday was spent in the school’s library prepping for my first ever contract drafting and negotiation competition. Ya, you read that right. Although I usually try to hide it on the blog, I am kind of a nerd. Saturday started bright and early with three rounds of negotiating a fake merger agreement. The nerdiness continues when I say that I LOVED it. Just like before a race, my stomach was all nerves before each round but then once me and my opponent started talking I just got in the zone and time went by so quickly.

After the nerdfest was over, I drove down to Denver to pick up my race packet for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! I met up with my coworker who is running the 5K. They gave us some pretty awesome sweatshirts as part of our swagbag. If you plan on running this race, know that the sweatshirts run a little small!

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This morning I was up at 6 to head down to Denver to run the race! I’ll do a full race update once the pictures are in, but it went ALOT better than I had expected. I was so nervous, as I have only run more than 6 miles 5 times the entire past year. All I gotta say is that the race day adrenaline/competitiveness can really help!  My boyfriend came down to meet me at the end of the race to enjoy the chocolate fondue and hot chocolate they give you (hence the name of the race.)

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What did you do this weekend?

Any snow yet where you live?

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Tap N’ Run 4k – Time to get Tapped

This past Saturday I got tapped. 4 times actually. It was hot out, it lasted about 30 minutes and by the end all I wanted was more.

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Of course, I’m talking about the Tap N’ Run 4k event, a fun run event that involves beer, “running” and may be coming to a city near you soon (definitely not Paleo, but good for the soul nonetheless).  I had told my friends our theme should be jungle animals, but then proceeded to make a cow costume. What, you’ve never heard of the rare jungle cow? Yah, me neither…

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Good thing they were adaptable. They showed up dressed as cowboys, complete with cattle prods, and without even realizing it we had worn the perfect Colorado wild wild west costume.  The costumes at the race were amazing, ranging from a group dressed up as Pacman and blinky/inky/whatever the rest of them are called to sharks from shark week.  When the countdown finished and we were signaled to go we drank our 1/2 a beer, dramatically threw our cups on the ground and were off! To give you an idea of the type of “running race” this was, take a look at these two guys who rented bikes half way through from the lovely bike rental stations in Denver that lined part of the course.

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It was definitely very clear that this was an event that was solely to have fun with your friends, not to really attempt to race. I was perfectly fine with that and enjoyed the two “tap” beer stations along the way. When we reached the finish line there was a DJ and an after party, which we only ended up staying at for about 25 minutes due to the ominous rain clouds in the previous picture finally breaking.  It was definitely a different and fun experience. If you like beer, costumes, and running I would recommend trying it if it comes to your city. PLUS, they give out bottle openers as medals. win!Image