Superbowl Challenge

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After the great participation and feedback for the NFC Championship Challenge that Pavement Runner and I organized, we decided to host a similar challenge for the Superbowl on February 5th.

Since Pavement Runner’s  49ers were defeated by the Giants (btw, he is now rooting for the Giants!!), I had to find another friend to host the challenge with me -> meet Samantha from Running and Cupcakes.

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 the Giants beat the Patriots (for the 2nd time in 4 years), 24-21, Samantha and anyone else who is rooting for the Patriots will have to run 3 miles. 
Mile limit: In the occurrence that the Giants blow out the Patriots, 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 could care less about stupid football, but are forced to watch the game, at least you’ll have something to root for.

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    NFC Championship Challenge (Updated – with Participants!)

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    When I was in high school, my basketball coach used to make us run sprints and suicides after a game for the number of turnovers we had, (if we lost) the number of points we lost by, the number of points over 35 that the other team scored… It really made every possession count during the game.

    I no longer play on teams and am resigned to being an armchair quarterback / point guard / etc.  It’s fun to make the games more interesting –  my husband participates in a fantasy football league every year and despite telling him that I think it’s a waste of time, I really enjoy it.  It’s fun to cheer on our his players and have each possession count again!

    So when my twitter friend, Pavement Runner, a San Francisco-er, asked me if I wanted to put a friendly wager on Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, I happily agreed!

    However, this isn’t your usual monetary wager.

    We are both 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!!

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