Monday, January 11, 2010

Proposition Wager

This should be good.....

We have a prop bet that is just now going public. Feel free to find a betting parter and make your own wagers.

Who is "we" you ask?

It's me and G-Rob.

Here's the bet and the background.

On July 10th, 2010, G-Rob will have a weigh in and must have lost at least 75 lbs. from his 334 lb. starting weight. He must get down to 259 lbs. by that date or pay me $300.

My end of the deal is as follows: On July 11th, 2010, in Gaffney, South Carolina, I will run a 10k road race in 52:30 or less. That's effectively 6.21 miles at an 8:27 pace. I have never run more than 5 miles at once in my life.

If we both succeed or both fail, the bet is a push. For the payoff to occur, one must succeed and the other must fail.

Of course, he's already sending me texts and calling me to quit now and just ship it because he can't looooose. He ha' full house!. Not.

I started my program yesterday, and with the help of a secret weapon, plan on destroying him, his lack of self-discipline, and his penchant to give up after 2 months. I told him to stop texting me until he hits the 275 lb. mark and cries that he can't lose any more.

As I just told him, I'll be having steak for dinner, with a full tasty glass of.....

here it comes....

BEER.

Mmmmmm...can you taste it? I can.

SHIP IT!

8 comments:

Cardgrrl said...

Do you have a time machine too? 2009???
:)

BadBlood said...

D'oh! Edited for lack of time machine.

Falstaff said...

God, if you're gonna make a bet that much in your favor, you should at least give Captain Coiffure odds. Your end of that bet is way, way too easy with only a modicum of training. Assuming of course that there is no incline in the course and/or that you can run 5 miles with a broken arm. Again. Good luck, boys!

DrChako said...

Is your secret weapon named Hal Higdon?

-DrC

Broc Armbreaker said...

i want a two team parlay on over 259 gordon and over 8.5 minute miles for blood for 100

Special K said...

I don't think either of you have it easy. Back in 2004, I was in great shape for the 10k Cooper River Bridge Run (which is flat except for the bridge). My time? 53:06. (http://bridgerun.com/past_results/2004.pdf) Good luck. I'm betting push.

TripJax said...

G-Rob is free rolling from his NYD win, so he's got that going for him.

theboylaz said...

You've done very well with that prop bet... your task is a lot easier to achieve than his.

No excuses for you not picking up the cash...