If Everybody Ran…

A while back, I wrote a post about how runners just get each other. You could run by a complete stranger on a snowy trail and as you make eye-contact, you nod knowingly as you pass each other. You’re out running. They’re out running. You get it. They get it. No words necessary.

Recently, I came across this ad from Mizuno and I feel like it sums up my thoughts about running so brilliantly. The part from 1:07 – 1:12 is just a perfect illustration of the camaraderie and understanding among runners. I’m not in the habit of sharing ads very often, but this one really spoke to me.

If you run, I feel like you’ll like this. If you don’t, maybe it will inspire you get out there.



  1. Chris March 19, 2014 / 12:48 am

    Barf. Sorry, just not feeling this. I guess they make shoes and running apparel? Wouldn’t really know it from the ad. I guess they’re able to sell to people who identify with this ad, but it doesn’t strike a chord with me.

    • Miranda March 19, 2014 / 8:53 am

      Haha. Well, perhaps I was feeling particularly emotional when I saw it. 🙂 I’m not usually one for purposely epic or tug-at-your-heartstrings sorts of ads either, but I still like this one. Training for and running the marathon gave me a completely different attitude about running and how it can change your life.

  2. WalkToRio March 19, 2014 / 6:39 am

    Isn’t funny when other runners who usually run at the same time that you do become “regulars”?
    And then when you don’t see them for a few days you wonder whatever happened to them.

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