15 December 2009

A Little Competition

This is my friend, Allison. She's really more like a sister. Our mom's have co-owned a business for almost 20 years, so we've known each other for quite a while. Before I go on, I would like to add the disclaimer that neither of us like this picture, but after four attempts of the same picture, we gave up.

Allison and I work at the same school. Although we're in different offices, we see each other fairly often, if not everyday. Yesterday, we attended the same potluck Christmas party. Oh, there was such good food!

And we ate.

A lot.

Way too much.

We had to come up with a plan to avoid gaining ump-teen-gillion pounds before January 1. And because competition is a great motivator, we decided to throw that into the mix.

Our grand plan is that we each have to walk at least 20 miles before Christmas. We call it a draw if we both reach 20 miles, but when Allison doesn't, she'll buy me a Christmas gift. (Or I'll buy her one, but that's so not happening.)

Right now, I have to get moving. Home girl is five miles up. But I'm not concerned. Slow and steady wins the race. So will walking a marathon on Christmas Eve.

3 comments :

Pleasant Drive said...

Great idea! Let's see, Christmas is 10 days away, so that's 2 miles a day. You better get crackin'!

Christine said...

HAHA! I'll walk with you on Friday :)

Allison said...

Well first of all you miss spelled throw. Just FYI. And second of all, you talk a big talk, but you know you wont be getting any extra christmas presents from me! Slow and steady is not my style, and I hate to LOSE just as much as you do. Honestly, I think this contest is way too easy! :)

Hats off to ya and good luck sista!!