Thursday, September 23, 2010

A couple of fun things...

I've found while web surfing the past couple of days...

Nike ad You pretended the snooze button didn’t exist. You dragged your butt out of bed while others slept. While others ate their pancakes you had a feast of protein, glucose and electrolytes. You double-knotted. You left the porch light on and locked the door behind you.

You ran 5Ks, 10Ks, 26.2 miles. Some days more, some days less. You rewarded a long run with a short run. And a short run with a long run. Rain tried to slow you. Sun tried to microwave you. Snow made you feel like a warrior.

You cramped. You bonked. You paid no mind to comfort. On weekends. On holidays. You made excuses to keep going. Questioned yourself. Played mind games. Put your heart before your knees. Listened to your breathing. Sweat sunscreen into your eyes. Worked on your farmer’s tan.

You hit the wall. You went through it. You decided to be man about it. You decided to be woman about it. Finished what you started. Proved what you were made of. Just kept putting mile after mile on your interval odometer. For 25 years, you ran. And we ran with you. How much farther will we go? As far as you willl. 

(Thanks Life as I See It!)  While I'm not running in Nike products, you've got to admitt their ad execs did a pretty good job of hitting the nail on the head!

I loved this video... not because I'm planning on getting remarried (once was enough!), but just that they lady saw a need for a product and went out there and was able to make it a reality.  That and you have to say it's a pretty fun option if you have to get married while running a marathon!

(Thanks RLAM!)

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