“Are you sure?” Brian asked. “I’ve participated in other Ironman competitions, but never with components like this.”
Roger tried, but couldn’t control his eyerolling. “We do things differently here in northern Alaska. It’s true that we diverge somewhat from what other competitions do, but we are targeting activities that reflect the Alaskan environment and culture.”
“So I’m supposed to remain balanced on that log as I walk to its end, swim in freezing waters to the other side of the lake, and finally scamper up that rocky hill to the top of the mountain?” Brian asked.
“Exactly,” Roger said.
“I don’t know,” Brian said. “Are you sure that completing this competition is a prerequisite for having the outdoor clothing company manufacture endorse me as their spokesperson? It just seems so odd.”
“Well,” Roger said, “we want our clothing line spokespeople to show how tough they are.”
“Okay,” Brian said, and he started walking slowly on the log out into the lake.
Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (eyerolling), Your Daily Word Prompt (diverge), The Daily Spur (target), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (endorse). Photo credit: Evan Clark at Unsplash.