Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Shave Your 5-K Challenge

Because no good deed goes unpunished, Vanilla over at Half-Fast came up with the great idea to hold a "Shave Your 5k" time contest.



Of course he would announce this immediately after I ran the best 5k that I will ever ever EVER run in my life. (Which it's just possible that I might have said something about here.)

Because I'm lazy and have nothing to write about today, I will save you the trouble of clicking through, and just quote him at length:

You’ll enter a 5K race sometime before March 31st ‘08 and you’ll e-mail me [e-mail HIM, not me] your official time, this will be your “stubble time” (i.e. un-shaven time). I’ll keep track of everyone’s times and then we’ll all run 5K’s again at the end of the year which will give you your “smooth time” (i.e. freshly shaved time). Whoever shows the greatest difference between their stubble time and their smooth time is the winner. Before you go getting any brilliant ideas let me clarify that to state the greatest difference in a negative direction wins, loopholers.
I love the shaving analogy. I wear a lot of slacks in the winter. Let's just leave it at that.

There are all kinds of terms, conditions, and amendments to the terms and conditions, but I'll let you read all the fine print by yourself (i.e., "must not now, or have ever, worked for NPR").

Anyhoo, this looks like great fun, with fabulous prizes? I'm pretty sure there are fabulous prizes.

There had damn well better be fabulous prizes.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

and the winner is declared best waxed?

Rainmaker said...

Hmmm...sounds a bit sketchy...pun intended ;)

Btw, nice that your blog now comes in one shot into my feed reader :)

Mark I. said...

happy birthday? is it cuz of the feed? YAY!!!!

Susan said...

Oh I wish I could do this!

21stCenturyMom said...

I think you are okay because your best ever 5K was not an offical race. Your challenge is to post a time from a real, timed 5K and then work from there. Sounds like great motivation to me!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Oh gees, the odds of me remaining injury free for a whole 10 months are probably, uh, nil...

Vickie said...

I'm betting if you keep with that run group, you will post one of the best times.

m said...

I need motivation. I might have to do it.

My legs are smooth now. That's what working out at the gym does for you. Not necessarily lose weight, but make you shave your legs.