Runner’s Wager – #MilesofShame

Last year, Pavement Runner and I started a friendly wager when the NY Giants played the SF 49ers in the NFC Championship.  We did it again when the Giants played the Patriots in the Superbowl (GO GIANTS!!).  There were over 110 participate in the SuperBowl Challenge and we received a lot of positive feedback  - SO we have decided to do it again this year!!

Sadly, my NY Giants are not in the playoffs (Pavement Runner’s 49ers are!), but that doesn’t mean I was gong to let an opportunity for some friendly competition pass me by.

Below are the details if you are interested (taken from Pavement Runner’s post):

Rules:
If your team loses, you have to run the point differential in miles (#milesofshame).

Example:
49ers beat the Packers 45-31. Loser would have to run 14 miles.
Ravens beat the Broncos 38-35. Loser would have to run 3 miles.

Mile Limit:
We know that not everyone can go out and run a bunch of miles in the case of a blowout, but it does HAVE to be challenge. We’ve limited the MAX miles to be 20. If that many miles still seems too high, we still want you to be part of it and you can cap your “bet” at 10.

To be run by:
Last year it was within a week, but let’s say it has to be run BEFORE the Super Bowl. (Hint, Hint, we’ll host another wager for the Super Bowl).

Prove it:
Loser has to tweet out (or Instagarm) an AFTER photo with their Garmin or treadmill (or whatever you use to track) and tag it with #MilesOfShame

Here are two games that you have the option to place your wager on 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BET ON BOTH (but have at it, if you want to)

NFC Championship:
San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons (home team)

AFC Championship:
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots (home team)

All you have to do is leave a comment here (or on Pavement Runner’s post)  saying who you are rooting for (and include your blog name and/or twitter handle if you want that included) and your bet has been placed.

We’ll create a spreadsheet with everyone’s name, twitter handle, blog, etc. to see who is placing bets (see last year’s list).

Put your running shoes where your mouth is!!

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    1. What a great idea!!
      Christine recently posted..Race #2: Charleston Half MarathonMy Profile

    2. I am so excited about this. My team lost last weekend but I’ve decided I’m cheering for the 49rs! @MommiesRun
      Cecilia @ MommiesRun recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday #4My Profile

    3. Ha ha. You both are funny. I don’t even know who’s playing in the play-offs right now. I guess the Chargers didn’t make it?
      STUFT Mama recently posted..One of the Best Decisions I’ve Ever MadeMy Profile

    4. I am so in on this!!! Go Patriots!!!!

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      thecookingrunner recently posted..Everything tastes better with butterMy Profile

    5. I love this. This was SO MUCH FUN last year (and I almost woke up my children while watching the games because I was yelling at the TV!). While I can’t play (stupid hamstring), I would be rooting for the 49ers…and anyone playing against the Patriots. xox
      Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Am I a hypocrite?My Profile

    6. Patriots all the way! To keep in line with my training plan I’ll take the 10 mile cap…though I doubt I’ll need it :)
      Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted..Race plans taking shapeMy Profile

    7. Patriots all the way! I am in! @kickerfish77

    8. Niner Nation all the way here! (with an obligatory, but unnecessary 13 mile cap)
      @melissyk :)
      Melissa @ Melissa Running It recently posted..Move it MondayMy Profile

    9. This is awesome! But I can’t screw up my training, so I will have to cap the miles at probably 14 …

      Go Niners! And Ravens ….
      @AWB324

    10. Oh this sounds like fun! I bet the 49ers will take the Falcons!

      http://www.theunlikelyrunners.com
      @unlikelyrunners
      Lauren @ The Unlikely Runners recently posted..The One About The Houston Half MarathonMy Profile

    11. Carol Hilker says:

      Go 49′ers!

    12. uh…FUN! i LOVE this! since none of “my teams” are in the championships, i’m gonna root for the patriots!

      @catie_joy

    13. This Ravens fan so loves this! I am staying out of it, though, b/c I am not messing with my prescribed training, but…if it comes down to SF and the Ravens in the Super Bowl, I may have to change my tune and go toe to toe w/ Pavement Runner!
      misszippy1 recently posted..The shoe store model is brokenMy Profile

    14. omg, I love this!!!! I am so in!

      GO PATRIOTS!!!!

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