Stephen: Ah, this is what I need.
Ashlie: You don’t need a tennis racket.
Stephen: What about this?
Ashlie: Stephen, you never play cricket! You certainly don’t need a cricket bat.
Stephen: What’s this?
Ashlie: I’ve got no idea! Come on. We need the running section.
Stephen: Ashlie and I are going to run a half-marathon. And this little beauty is going to help me do a really fast time.
Ashlie: Luckily, it’s not about running fast. We’re running to raise money for charity. If I actually can run twenty-one kilometres.
Stephen: Of course you can.
Ashlie: You’re right. Think positive – I am going to do it and I am going to raise lots of money. How many sponsors have you got?
Stephen: Well, I’ve decided to concentrate on the running, as that’s the most important thing.
Ashlie: Stephen! It doesn’t matter how fast you run.
Stephen: You’re only saying that because you know I’m much faster than you.
Ashlie: But I’m going to make the most money.
Stephen: Come on, Ash. Let’s buy this and get to the gym. We’ve got work to do.
Stephen: Have I done 10 kilometres yet?
Trainer: No, Stephen. You’ve only been going for five minutes.
Trainer: That’s better, Stephen. Maybe we can try something a bit harder next time. Anyway, next it’s the step machine and after that some weights.
Stephen: 10, 11, 12... 498, 499, 500… Hey, Ash. How’s it going?
Ashlie: Wow, Stephen. You are doing really well. Five hundred already.
Stephen: Yeah, and I’m only warming up really. I’m getting ready for a proper workout. Even my personal trainer’s impressed.
Ashlie: I heard there’s a medal for the person that gets the most sponsorship money.
Stephen: Ash, you’re not going to get round the race unless you start getting fit and working out. You need to treat this as a proper science.
Ashlie: Yes, Stephen.
Stephen: You’re not going to get a good time or even finish the race unless you start training hard.
Ashlie: I’m eating healthy food. I’m sure I’ll be fine.
Stephen: Ash, it’s 12.31. You’re distracting me. I’ve got a timetable to follow. I’ve got 500 press-ups to do and then weights.
Ashlie: I think I’ll sit over there and have a nice glass of juice. Oh, is that your personal trainer? I might see if she’ll sponsor me.
Ashlie: Hello. I’m running a half-marathon. Do you think you could sponsor me?
Ashlie: Great, thank you.
Stephen: Eight, nine, ten… Ashlie! Ashlie! Ash! Ash!
Ashlie: Stephen, are you OK?
Stephen: Yeah, can you just help me out?
Ashlie: Yes, I’ll just lift this bit.
Stephen: There must be something wrong with the machine.
Ashlie: Are you sure you’re all right?
Stephen: Yeah, I think I’m okay. But I might need a rest.
Ashlie: Oh dear, you poor thing. I’ll just put these away and I’ll meet you in reception.