I wrote a little while back about a bet I had going on with a running-blog ‘friend’. You can chickity check it HERE.
Well, I lost the bet. His team beat my team in the NBA playoffs. And of course it went the maximum 7 games, which meant I owed him 7 400’s on the track. Today I did that to pay off the debt.
He tweeted me in jest after the final game and said he’d like to see my splits from the track. Well, I don’t run with my phone (camera), so I just tried to keep track in my head. Best I could make out with my math skills were that it went something like this:
1 – 89 seconds, 2 – 86 seconds, 3-7 – 85 seconds.
It was tough. The winds were between 25-30 mph, with gusts much stronger than that. The whole back side of the track was a wall of wind and it felt like I was running in place. Hopefully that made me a stronger runner though.
Luckily I forgot to mention to him how the gaggle of my fellow bloggers commented that they wanted us to up the ante with an embarrassing costume, or the opponents team jersey. In fact, I had planned on wearing my throwback Mavs jersey in spite, but I forgot it at home.
Truth is, I don’t get embarrassed easily, so it wouldn’t have bothered me too much to dress up for it. You know this if you followed my Dopey Challenge races.
Besides, if I had been dressed in drag like some of your suggested, I might have gotten a visit from the cops as I was running on a middle school track – and their girls soccer team was practicing on the infield. I can hear the 9-1-1 call now, “There’s a creepy man in a sports bra and tutu running laps at the middle school.”
In the end though, it wasn’t all bad. Sure, I’m disappointing that my team didn’t win, but hey, I got a good workout out of it!
How bout y’all? Lost any wagers lately? Dressed in drag lately? Besides my blogging friend at hellyontherun (who let’s me know via Twitter) is anyone else interested in the NBA playoffs? Anyone want to go to the prom with me?