So my running-blogging buddy Jon over at My ourney: 1,000 Miles in 2014 and also at Inspired Race Events has challenged me to a bet. Before I get to that, first you should know that Jon and I have never met. He lives in San Antonio, TX and I live in Dallas, TX. We only know each other through the blogosphere and our interactions on Twitter. But now we’re in the middle of a wager.
This came about because both of “our” respective NBA teams are currently playing each other in the NBA playoffs. He’s a Spurs fan, and I’m a Mavericks man. These teams are pretty big in state rivals, and so we were taunting each other on Twitter. Finally he said we need to have a bet. I agreed. He asked what it should be over. I suggested the ‘loser’ has to run an uncomfortable workout. He agreed.
How the playoffs work is the two teams play each in a best of seven game series: The first team to win four games wins and moves on to the next round. Loser goes fishing. The series could be over in 4 games, or it could go up to 7. We decided that the ‘loser’ will have to run as many 400’s as the number of games the series goes. If it goes 7 games, the loser has to run 7 400 repeats. It is currently tied at 2-2. Hopefully I won’t have to bust out my lucky retro Mavs jersey that I was wearing when the won the title a couple years ago.
I personally think the bet should be weighted somehow considering the Spurs had the best record in the NBA regular season and are a #1 seed. The Mavs are the #8 seed. But oh well, I guess you throw that all out in the playoffs. Hopefully my main man Dirk Nowitzki can bring home the win!
In the end, the wager isn’t that bad. Truth be told, I’d probably be doing 400 repeats anyway, hahaha! Either way, at least one of us will be on the track running 400 repeats at a pace that should induce dry heaving.
How about you? Ever make a ‘run’ bet? Any other ideas for what we could’ve had the ‘loser’ run? Anyone else have ‘lucky’ clothes?