February 15, 2011
During my life I have, like most, done plenty of things I have regretted. Many involve my mouth writing checks my body has a hard time cashing. For instance, I once vowed to walk home (several hours) if my alma mater lost to a team they had never lost to. Yep, you guessed it. They lost. I was willing to hold up my end of the deal, but in early winter, others decided it was not such a good idea for me to walk back to campus. Another time I said I'd shave my head bald if that same alma mater advanced to the Elite Eight basketball tournament. They did and this time I wasn't so fortunate. I came out looking like Uncle Fester sans the snappy wardrobe. So recently, I -- the overweight, 30-something, male version of Britney Spears -- did it again. This new challenge came about when a co-worker taunted a few unnamed males about their inability to hang with her in the gym. I work out semi-regularly and an in much better shape now than I was years ago. So I decided I would be willing to take up the dumbell for the cause and see if I could hang with a younger, fitter, female in the gym.
The deal was simple. I had to go through the same workout as my female friend. We'd video it for the website and I would blog about it here.
The event happened this past weekend. I am in the process of piecing together a video on the experience.
I promise to have it up by the weekend. I will also have plenty of details on the competition.
Lets just say I fared a tad bit better than Bobby Riggs did against Billie Jean King, and I still have a little pride left.