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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Am I wearing my snow suit or not?
    No, but you are being chased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Honest question, how many people can run for two straight hours without stopping?

    I know a few on here can, but I'd bet the vast majority couldn't run for two hours.
    Right in my wheelhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    Right in my wheelhouse!
    Be quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    I ain't running 100 yards. Let me pay.
    My man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So you want to run +/- 1.5 miles every hour and a half to keep your power on?
    I was just doing the same ratio as the original offer. I can run for 15 minutes every day because I need the exercise. That gets me 90 minutes of electricity. I would pay for the rest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    I was just doing the same ratio as the original offer. I can run for 15 minutes every day because I need the exercise. That gets me 90 minutes of electricity. I would pay for the rest!
    That 90 minutes of electricity would save you $0.17 based on the numbers UKMF posted earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Based on our most recent energy bill, the 12 hours would save my wife and I a grand total of $1.37. So we'd be saving roughly $0.68 per hour of running. No way, no how.
    Your electric bill is $80 a month in the winter? Teach me your ways!

    I would not do this. If walking was included sure, that much running would have a terrible negative impact on my body and joints and any money saved would likely be offset by injuries in the future.

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    How much can we get if we all just make @bugatti run a few marathons for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Teach me your ways!
    Live in an apartment/condo.

    Ours is $90 at most this time of year.

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    2 hours would be rough.

    1 for 6 might be more in my ballpark.

    I’d do it.

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    My electric bill is around $10 per day in the winter. Half that in the summer.

    My time is worth more than a couple of dollars an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    My electric bill is around $10 per day in the winter. Half that in the summer.

    My time is worth more than a couple of dollars an hour.
    I'm not sure if you could get your walker or hoveround in the hamster wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Your electric bill is $80 a month in the winter? Teach me your ways!

    I would not do this. If walking was included sure, that much running would have a terrible negative impact on my body and joints and any money saved would likely be offset by injuries in the future.
    Pretty much. It was $85.01 this past month. We kept it running at 72 the whole time (I'd prefer much lower, but I don't get to make those decisions. ).

    It's a smaller house, and everything is electric which apparently makes it much cheaper than if it were gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTS_JF View Post
    I'm not sure if you could get your walker or hoveround in the hamster wheel.

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