Miles of Shame–Super Bowl Style

Are you in?

During the playoffs, my friends Michele at NYCRunningMama and Brian from PavementRunner came up with the brilliant idea of hosting “miles of shame” contests for runners with teams in the NFL playoffs. Now, many of you are familiar with how things turned out–we’ve got ourselves a Harbowl, meaning that PavementRunner’s beloved 49ers are going up against my Ravens in the big dance. As a result, PavementRunner and I naturally had to carry on the miles of shame one last round.

Here are the rules for those who want to play along:

Pick a team. If your team loses, you have to run the point differential in miles.

49ers beat the Ravens 34-28. Loser would have to run 6 miles.
Ravens beat the 49ers 21-17. Loser would have to run 4 miles.

Mile Limit:
We know that not everyone can go out and run a bunch of miles in the case of a blowout, but it does HAVE to be challenge. We’ve limited the MAX miles to be 20. If that many miles still seems too high, we still want you to be part of it and you can cap your “bet” at 10.

To be run by:
Miles must be run within a week (Sunday, 2/10). It can be broken up into multiple runs, but this is meant to be a challenge so try not to break it up into more then 2 separate runs.

Prove it:
Loser has to tweet out (or Instagarm) an AFTER photo with their Garmin or treadmill (or whatever you use to track) and tag it with #MilesOfShame

So are you in? Who are you betting on? 

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  1. says

    I love this so much! I am suddenly a hard-core Ravens fan (honestly, I was just happy the stupid Atlanta Falcons weren’t going to play ball in my dome, but I still can’t cheer for the 49ers – the Saints and 49ers have a long and bitter history dating back to the Montana days). I’ll run miles INJURED if the Ravens win!
    But I do like Kaepernick.
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  2. says

    I don’t have a horse in this race, so won’t be participating, but I think you should throw in some crunches and pushups as part of the wager. I had a wager with another running blogger for the Rose Bowl and it was a high scoring (but close) game. I ended up doing 200 pushups and running 7 miles LOL.
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  3. Chris Giovagnoni says

    I’m in. And I’m torn. As a Steelers fan I hate to root for the Ravens, but if the 49ers win they’ll have as many Super Bowl victories as we do. Which is more heinous? Thinking. Thinking. Weeping. Ah, this if for the birds! Well, there you have it. Ravens it is.

  4. says

    Oh my gosh, I love this. I love to randomly pick teams anyway. Pretty much we never know what’s going on with football, and this is the first time I’ve even heard who’s playing.:) So I’m gonna go 49ers on this one. Fingers crossed that random choice works out.
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  1. […] SIDE BET: Amanda and I have agreed that the loser will run their miles in the other teams colors. It adds a little fun to the mix. I also want to incorporate video some how, but we are working out the details. If you feel up to the challenge, you can join in on this as well, just make sure to include it in your photos. And she posted a video TALKING TRASH, check it out. […]