Okay, folks, we have ourselves a dilemma. There’s no clear winner for the humiliation challenge. Razz and I both reached our goal 4 out of 5 weeks so, if we were being graded, that would equate to 80% or a B-. XC2, whose goal was different from ours, scored a B- too. So apparently we have a three-way tie.
F*ck ties. There can be only one winner here. It’s like Highlander, except we don’t attempt to chop each others heads off. Well, at least not yet.
So, as per our half-assed rules, we’re going to leave it up to you, the readers, to decide the winner of this competition. Not only does the winner get general bragging rights, they also get to write a post on the loser’s blog. We’re still not sure if the winner has to post on the blogs of both the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, so I guess we’ll leave that up to you too. Frankly, we’re all busy people so I figure just having the winner post on the last place finisher’s blog is sufficient. But this then requires that you guys determine all three finishing places for us, not just that of the winner.
I know, I know, it’s all so complicated. This is what we get for not specifying all the rules in the first place. Our bad.
So anyway, there is a poll below that we need you all to fill in. Please choose who you believe deserves first place in the humiliation challenge. The last place finisher will be determined by the person with the least amount of votes. This prevents you all from having to deal with three separate polls.
To be absolutely fair, I should confess that I had said I would run four times and at least 17 miles per week. One of my 17 mile weeks was completed with only three runs. Having said that, Razz had one week where he ran only once and for a measly three miles. *cough*pansy*cough*. XC2, though not having kept to her specific WaP goals, managed to run more miles than Razz and I combined pretty much every week. Then again, the competition was never about who logged more miles.
Yes, I know I’m complicating matters even more, but I’m trying to be fair here which is difficult for me since I hate losing. Cut me some slack.
Yeah, so please go ahead and vote now. I’ll tally all this crap on Sunday night and we’ll post the results on Monday. Thanks in advance for helping us out.
In other news...
Thank you all for your sympathy concerning my hellish day on Monday. To clarify, all that trouble was just to get into the ballot for the London marathon. I don't find out whether or not I secured an actual place in the marathon until October, six long months from now.
The English are sadistic bastards.
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In an effort to keep up my momentum from the humiliation challenge, I’m officially declaring May to be Hello Kitty Sticker Month!
Let me explain...
Every time I run or workout in some fashion, I put a sticker on my wall calendar. I’ve been doing this for ages now. Last year, my friend Ellen sent me some fun stickers to replace the generic ones I’d been using. I’ve now started on the last packet she gave me and it just so happens to be Hello Kitty. I’ve got 29 stickers left, so my goal is to exercise 29 days this month. That gives me only two days of total slackitude, but that’s all right. This will be a great way for me to start re-incorporating all those long walks I used to take in the park and Port Meadow—a great way to unwind and get some perspective on the day. As long as I do thirty minutes of any kind of intentional exercise, I get a sticker for that day.
This is also great incentive for me to finally look into getting a bike. Since the weather has improved exponentially here, I’ve been thinking again of my goal of cycling to Blenheim Palace. There are plenty of bike paths in the area too so a bike would be well worth the expense and it’d help me get in some much needed non-gym cross training. Having said all that, I should probably wait until mid June and the end of term when people who are finishing up will be trying to get rid of their bikes, but I think we all know how little patience I have. Waiting is probably not an option for me. Eh, we’ll see.
Okay, that’s more than enough yammering from me. I hope you all are enjoying this fine May Day. May spring smile down upon all of you today. Or at least not throw buckets of rain on you.
And please stop by XC2's blog to wish her good luck as she's running the Lincoln marathon on Sunday.
Have a great weekend, everyone.