Tea: I'm not doing it.
Mike: I'll give you $75 if you do.
Tea: No. What's wrong with you?
Mike: I just like marathons....not doing them watching them.
Tea: You DO realize that $75 is like $3 per mile? There's no amount of money that makes the preceeding 18 weeks of training worth the $75.
Mike (his eyes sparkling with excitement now): C'mon, it's fun!
Tea: Fun for who? No, running 26.2 miles is really not fun. You get to sit in a coffee shop reading the paper.
Mike: Ok, how about $100 for finishing in under 5:00. That's not hard. It's a THIRD of an Ironman. A THIRD. Not even HALF. It's a little itty bitty piece.
I just look at him and shake my head.
I know we'll have this "discussion" again in a month.