Nike Ad on Competitor Magazine

I found this new Nike ad on the back of Competitor magazine. (Competitor is a mag that had info about athletes and races in the area. I get it a Jamba Juice for free.) I loved it so much I read it out loud to the boyfriend and anyone else who would listen. I hope you get inspired by it too…

“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 will.”

Happy Running 🙂


8 Responses

  1. aw i love things like this. i laughed at the sun tried to microwave you 🙂

  2. aw i love things like this. i laughed at the sun tried to microwave you 🙂

  3. Love that! Nike had an ad out a few years ago about how running is a time to talk with yourself. I forget the exact quote, but it was amazing motivation during stressful college exams and finals.

  4. ooooo my gosh I have this too and tried to look for it online so I could print it out and ut on my inspiration board so glad you posted it:)

  5. l love love loved that. cause it’s all so true! running is great. 🙂

  6. This ad is great! For some reason it reminds me of the New Balance ads…

  7. that quote gave me the chills … perfect for us marathon runners! keep up the great training regimen!

  8. Awh I Know this one by heart! I photocopied it and give copies away to all the marathoners at my gym! Its great, good luck with the running:)

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