OK! The “Evil Empire” (Brett) has won the first round at Way Too Cool. I will admit he looked pretty studly running with his pretty little blue shirt, and was probably turning all the girls heads. (and) I will admit that he beat me by 5 minutes at Cool. At the finish he looked like he could run another 100 miles – so I went to bed Saturday night after the race thinking – How can I level the playing field so that I am not stuck wearing a banana costume? The last thing I want to do is to tell the world that I am Brett Rivers’ B$%tch at the end of the season because of some crazy bet!
I thought maybe I could “Nancy Kerrigan” him (but where do you find a guy with a tire iron for hire these days?). I thought I could “convince” Larissa to let the air out of his tires the night before a race, but I realized that wouldn’t work as Larissa seems to be racing more than Brett and they are probably running the same races. Maybe I could get Nathan to take Brett on a backcountry run and leave him out in the woods, but Brett would probably go “Survivorman” and find his way back. Then my wife suggested that I just train harder!… What is she is crazy!
Thats when I realized – Brett is — what 15 yrs old??? and I am 43 (which means I am really more like 60 because I teach and work with kids!) In reality 16 yrs separate us – and I figure its fair that Brett should give me 3 minutes of time for every year that separates us! In the 100 milers it should be at least 20 minutes.
If you are reading this and are confused, Brett and I have a small bet riding on the 2010 racing season since we are doing so many races together – WTC, LS 50, Miwok 100k , TRT100, Pine to Palm 100, and probably more. Whoever loses on time has to dress up in a costume and crew at a race for the winner. Overall time of the 5+ races wins. So what do you think? Let me know your comments – and remember – Brett has been acting ” a little” cocky lately, and we will all get a good laugh at Brett’s expense while he is stuck wearing a banana costume crewing for me!