Thursday, July 16, 2009

From the folks who brought you the pudding challenge

Yesterday at lunch, one of the guys said that you burn more calories running than biking. Someone else at the table disputed that.

Long story short? Those two guys are having a foot race today at lunch.

It's a three mile course clearly mapped out and the winner gets bragging rights.

In case you're wondering, I'm not really sure how the winner of the race helps solve the mystery as to which activity burns more calories, but apparently it does. Also, I thought the term "foot race" meant that it was a shorter course, but because they're guys they wanted to prove their stupidity manliness by running more than they ever do.

Yes, you read that right. Neither one of them run or jog.

One of the guys racing is 185 pounds, but he rides his bike to and from work (about 13 miles each way) regularly. The other is 140 pounds, with severe asthma, severe allergies to many pollens found around our building, and he does virtually no physical exercise at all. It may seem cruel to pit these two against each other, but the 140 pound guy? He's totally the one that said that he could beat anyone at the office. He's also the guy that has the jackass award at his desk about 95% of the time. In fact, he's the reason why the jackass has a shirt.

Some people never learn.

Also, if you're really curious about how many calories you burn during activities, go here.

In other challenge news, there have been some pretty articulate rules drawn up for the pudding challenge, which has been renamed as "Perilous Puddin' Pig Out". I personally find them hysterical. Let me know in the comments if you want to see them and I'll post them.


Elizabeth said...

Absolutely want to see the Puddin Challenge rules, how else would I try to replicate here?

happyfunpants said...

Dude. The 140 lb guy totally won.

He came in at 20'44" and the bigger guy came in at 21'15". The course was about 2.7 miles...which that is still a bunch faster than what I could run.

I'm shocked and impressed. Also I feel a little bad for doubting the underdog.

Mark and Joella said...

I want to see them too...mostly to get a good laugh, but Sarah and I might have our own contest soon and I want to make sure we are following the rules :) And I love the new challenge name!

Allie said...

Actually if you can run at i dunno 15MPH and bike at 15MPH- you burn more calories running.