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Motivate Me!
Posted April 21, 2008 at 03:44:42 PM by Bean
I will be running in the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon on May 3rd. It will be a comeback year for me, as I haven't run one since 2005. I also ran in 2003 and finished in 1:39:39 the first year I ran in 2002. I'm older, fatter and in questionable shape. I've been running more and more over the past few months to gear up, but have yet to do any long runs (over ~5 miles). I decided that I need additional motivation, so here's my plan:

#1 - Sponsor me. Design a shirt logo or just give me a phrase and I'll print it up. Nothing vulgar, since there will be kids present. Design space available on the back and upper chest area of a white t-shirt. Proceeded will go towards the beanblog beer in my fridge fund (and of course the printing of said shirt). Bidding starts at.. $10. Note: I'll make every attempt to get the shirt logo in pictures and video as I run.

#2 - Bid on my finishing time. Check out my past finishes and make a guess or project my utter failure - the choice is yours. $2 per entry. Closest time takes all. Hint: I'm shooting for ~8:00 miles... but you never know.

Entries for #1 need to be in by Friday (April 25). All entries must be validated via papal by May 1. Is this legal?
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Finch (April 21, 2008 at 09:30:03 PM):
May 3rd, you're yet to run over 5 miles....and you plan on running 8:00 miles. Riiiiiiight.

Good luck!
Bad Andy (April 22, 2008 at 05:17:51 AM):
Here's your motivation: go to pig roast instead and drink beer.
ss (April 22, 2008 at 07:00:09 AM):
what does the pope have to do with betting on a mini-marathon?
bean (April 22, 2008 at 08:00:56 AM):
Finch: put your money where your mouth is. $2 on 3 hours?

bean (April 22, 2008 at 08:01:37 AM):
john (April 22, 2008 at 09:45:08 AM):
Pope=Papal... nice catch ss
$2 on 3:01
$2 on 2:59

vinnie jones (April 22, 2008 at 01:22:28 PM):
$4 on 3:00
bean (April 22, 2008 at 01:35:03 PM):
wait, $4?
bigD (April 22, 2008 at 02:06:07 PM):
vinnie jones (April 22, 2008 at 05:33:56 PM):
Double or nothing. ante UP!
bean (April 28, 2008 at 11:39:04 AM):
anybody else?
no tshirt submissions, so I guess I'm running topless.
Stef (April 28, 2008 at 04:41:52 PM):
ss (April 29, 2008 at 08:23:34 AM):
fooie (April 29, 2008 at 07:47:06 PM):
a highway-looking sign that says "next stop, 13.1 miles" I saw one like that in the louisville mini.
I already put this comment on here but i guess it didn't go through.

Irwin (May 02, 2008 at 12:51:08 PM):
Bean (May 02, 2008 at 12:59:55 PM):
Yeah buddy! Where you planning to start, Irwin?
bean (May 03, 2008 at 01:43:03 PM):
Stutz (May 05, 2008 at 12:17:36 PM):
Bean I recalculated and want to cover the 1:50-1:51 range, got mad faith in your speed
bean (May 05, 2008 at 12:41:35 PM):
a little late, nerd.

I guess the winner is SS @ 2:00, but since nobody actually ponied up any paypal fodder, there's no award.
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