Contributed by Samantha Zeigler Author of Running and Cupcakes
Oh yeah baby – my beloved Patriots have yet again been led to the SuperBowl by their esteemed leader, Tom Brady.
Okay so that’s a bit much considering he really played like sh!t on Sunday, but I digress…
As a New Englander, I LOATHE all things New York sports (Yankees, Knicks, Giants, Jets, you name it…) – so when I was approached by one of my favorite new friends, Michele from NYC Running Mama about co-hosting a Superbowl Challenge – much like the one she and Pavement Runner hosted last week – I was ALL over it.
Side note: Michele, those three miles I owe you from the Giants/49ers game will be run tomorrow! I never back down from a bet.
Here’s is how this is going to go down (obviously copied almost verbatim from Michele’s blog post about the same thing…):
We are runners. Distance runners. So the loser will be running.
But this isn’t just limited to us – we’d love to have more runners join us in this friendly competition!!
Rules of this challenge (same rules as the previous challenge!):
If your team loses, you have to run the point differential in miles. Simple. For example, when theGiants beat the Patriots (for the 2nd time in 4 years)Patriots beat the Giants (because payback’s a bitch…yo…) 24-4, Michele and anyone else who is rooting for the Giants will have to run 20 miles. (Here’s where you hope you’re a Patriots fan).
Mile limit: In the occurrence that the Giants blow out the Patriots (not likely to happen), we’ve capped the miles to 20 — meaning the most either of us would run is 20 miles. This works for us because we have a solid base and can log the distance. If this mileage is too high for you based on your current training, feel free to cap it at 10 – or whatever distance you feel comfortable!
To be run by: Within a week of the game sounds fair, but outstanding circumstances are understood.
Prove it: Tweet out a photo of your garmin in shame… LOL.
You don’t need to challenge an individual, just make an agreement with yourself to run the difference after you pick a team. If you couldn’t care less about stupid football, but are forced to watch the game, at least you’ll have something to root for.
So tell us…
Are you participating in this running wager? (to sign up, COMMENT HERE)
Which team are you rooting for???
P.S. Michele is a bad bad person and posted a bad bad video of highlights from Superbowl 43 – I refuse to do that. (And of course I’m kidding about her being a bad bad person – she’s a sweetheart and awesome).