Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Mezamashii Project and Free Shoes Giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED

As you may have heard by now, Mizuno is starting up The Mezamashii Project. This is Mizuno's way of reaching out to runners, getting some shoes on people's feet with the confidence that they'll like 'em enough to be repeat customers.


Here's what Mizuno has to say about the Mezamashii Project.

In Japanese, the word mezamashi means "brilliant." We are on a quest to deliver more mezamashii -- more ecstatic, electric, wind-in-your-heart running. More brilliant running. So instead of spending millions of dollars on advertising to talk about our shoes, we're putting our money where your feet are -- by giving you a free pair.
As you may know, I fell hard for the Ronin 4. And unlike some shoes, where I like them at first and then eventually grow to dislike them, the more I wear the Ronin, the more I like them. But I can sit here and preach all I want...truth is, you don't truly know how a shoe is going to work for you until you try it yourself. Luckily, that is the whole point of the Mezamashii Project.

So here's how it goes. I'm giving you five days to enter to win a free pair of Mizunos of your choice and experience a brilliant run of your own. You can check out the selection here. Today's 7/5/12, so that means you have until Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 11:00pm Eastern time (11:00pm EDT) to enter. I have two pairs of shoes to give away, and a couple different ways to enter.

1) Leave me a comment describing your ideal brilliant run. (You don't have to be a follower or even have a Blogger account to do this).
2) Follow my blog.
3) Follow Mizuno Running on Twitter.
4) Follow me on Twitter. Make sure to tweet me (@BeckiPierotti) and Mizuno (@MizunoRunning) and tell us which shoes you'd want!
5) Tweet and/or Facebook share this blog post.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so I can use a random number generator and I don't have to write up paper entries and pull them out of a shoebox. I reserve the right to check, so please don't tell me you followed Mizuno's Twitter account when you don't have Twitter yourself. Also, make sure you leave me some way to contact you. If you've followed my Twitter, I can DM you, otherwise make sure to leave me an email address (or you can do both if you so desire). I will be announcing the winner next Wednesday, but just in case you forget to check my blog, I'd like a way to contact you because the offer does expire by 7/15/12 (which is a Sunday...so ideally you'll have your order in by Friday, 7/13). Good luck!

Full disclosure: All of these shoes will be provided by Mizuno through the Mezamashii Project. Big thanks to them for putting this program together!

260 comments:

  1. I want an invite to this so badly! I've been following this project for a few days and I'm entering in every way I can. Also, I'm glad I found your blog! I have subscribed via RSS feed :)

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  2. I follow Mizuno on Twitter already

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  3. My ideal run: No humidity, early morning, low traffic on my favorite running trail through the park. A long run w/out pain. It happens from time to time, and when it does, it is truly brilliant!

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  4. My brilliant run is an afternoon long run on a warm day, with no knee pain :)

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  5. My ideal brilliant run starts early in the morning before the sun comes up...then after a few miles I can see the sun peaking over the horizon. No traffic, just the sound of my mizuno's hitting the pavement. I love the waverider I have had 2 pairs of those and have exceeded 500 miles on my current pair and would love love love some new ones!!!!

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  6. Following you and Mizuno on the twitters!

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  7. I already follow Mizuno on Twitter (my twitter name is 'dustywise', very clever I know)

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  8. I am following you on Twitter now...

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  9. My idea of a brilliant run is nice cool weather, no traffic on the roads, with great tunes to rock out with.

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  10. My "Brilliant Run" would include waking up the first time my alarm goes off and hitting the streets around town before the traffic picks up. Sometimes I prefer to listen to music, but others I prefer to concentrate on my breathing and the sounds around me. I am currently training for my first marathon (St. Jude in Memphis in Decemeber), so I have many miles ahead of me over the next 5 months! Sure could use some more Mizunos! :)

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  11. I love a quiet, cool evening run, getting lost in my music, feeling the sweat roll down my face, but the cool breeze pushes it back.

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  12. My brilliant run is a morning run where I feel like I can keep going and I am pain free. I love Mizuno! I actually have been reading your reviews on the Ronin's and Precision's and trying to decide which pair to buy!

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  13. I follow your blog!

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  14. I follow you on Twitter (via @runningbun)

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  15. I follow Mizuno Running on Twitter (via @runningbun)

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  17. My ideal brilliant run is one where I have no pain and feel like I can go forever, would love this run right now!!!

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  18. I follow Mizuno Running on Twitter

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  19. my brilliant run would be, a quiet day in the fall hitting up the leaf covered trail. listening to natures music and the sound of my feet hitting the ground. all in a fresh pair of wave inspire 8's

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  20. My idea run: no huminity, some wind but not too much, early morning, and listening to inspirational music, to keep me going. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. follow you on GFC, The Sleepy Dreamer
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. snowy mountain with just the right amount of snow for it to be runnable and soft...storm clears out just as i get to the summit, not too scary, but totally empty of people except maybe 1 or 2 other people running with me. about 35 degrees out. sun sets as we descend.

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  23. My brilliant run is the type where I feel great the whole time and can just run without having to mentally push myself the whole time. Doesn't hurt if it's a nice cool day either, I don't care for running in the heat or humidity!

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  24. I follow Mizuno on twitter already

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  25. my brilliant run is when my daughter not only acknowledges that I'm leaving to go for a run... but decides to join me. debbieworcester@mac.com

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  26. https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/220998680789008384

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  27. My ideal brilliant run is looong! I love 20 milers on a nice, cool morning with dates and water in my pack and podcasts in my iTunes! :)

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  28. I subscribed to your blog via Google Reader!

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  29. I follow @mizunorunning on twitter as @O_Erin

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  30. My ideal brilliant run is a loop in Brooklyn's Prospect Park - fast and hard, strong up the hill.

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  31. I follow Mizuno Running on Twitter!

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  32. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader

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  33. I honestly feel like every run is brilliant in one way or another…….the way I see it, the only ‘bad’ run you have is the one you didn’t take!! But I did have an especially awesome and brilliant run on Tuesday of this week. My knee had been giving me problems the week before, and I went out on the run expecting that I may have to stop or go shorter than I intended. But my knee felt great! I felt incredible running through the redwood forest on my favorite trails, with a light breeze and a lovely 58 degrees. Feel free to be jealous, because it really was that great!

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  34. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/221013651895754752

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  35. I let you know what shoes I want (Wave Rider 15's) on twitter :)

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  36. My brilliant run?
    A 15 mile stretch of rubber track with animals on the side like in an Animal Kingdom Safari. I would have just consumed a few caffeine shots so i can run much faster than normal. Then there are whole foods stops on the way. I will get some food at one then tell them what i want for the next.

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  37. My brilliant run?
    A 15 mile stretch of rubber track with animals on the side like in an Animal Kingdom Safari. I would have just consumed a few caffeine shots so i can run much faster than normal. Then there are whole foods stops on the way. I will get some food at one then tell them what i want for the next.

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  38. I subscribed to your blog!

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  39. I followed you on twitter
    @123onirocdarb is me

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  40. larry stein (steinlarry@hotmail.com) is meJuly 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Shared you on facebook. Thanks for the great shoe reviews and advice.

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  41. Jessica. Aka sunNmyeyesJuly 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    My brilliant run is when I'm out on the roads training with my athletes I coach, watching them achieve and progress is the best feeling!

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  42. My brilliant run? Monday morning when everyone else is at work; just me and my dog making our way around the Wellington coastline being obnoxiously chirpy to everyone we meet!

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  43. My brilliant run is those rare occasions in which you feel like you can run forever.

    Jusbecuz - RW Forum

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  44. My idea of a brilliant run is early in the morning when the rest of the world is still quiet, out here on the open fields of the little valley I live in, watching the sun come up. (and preferably it's a long run!)

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  45. I follow Mizuno on Twitter, Twitter name @Cateydid

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  46. And I now follow you on Twitter!

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  47. I love long runs in the fall when it's cool outside and the leaves are crunching under my feet!

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  48. I just had a brilliant run this afternoon running with my daughter's high school cross country team. I ran with the 2 coaches and was able to keep up with them for most of the 6+ miles.

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  49. when i hit my paces during a work-out!

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  50. My ideal brilliant run would be the first marathon run with my niece. She's an amazing kid, really competitive but truly kind and generous of heart. She's expressed interest in doing a marathon so it would be so supercool to guide her through training. I bet she could teach me a lot too! :)

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  51. already follow you on twitter

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  52. followed mizuno on twitter

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  53. retweeted the link to your blog post

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  54. subscribed on google reader (i think i set it up correctly?)

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  55. My ideal brilliant run: Turtle Creek on a not so humid summer evening around dusk/sunset, I'm not injured and it's one of those nights when I feel like I can run forever.

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  56. https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/221304668079398912

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  57. My ideal brilliant run is with my brother at a slow enough pace to chat and on the trails!

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  58. I follow Mizuno Running on Twitter!

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  59. I follow you on Twitter now too!

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  60. My brillant run is when I can just let go of everything and be at peace with me and my body!!

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  61. I'm a follower!

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  62. I like mizuno on twitter!

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  63. Now follow you on twitter!

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  64. I'm tweeting your giveaway now!

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  65. My brilliant run occurs when I whip my running buddies' behinds!!!

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  66. My brilliant run would be when I get a chance to hit the trails at toro park.

    Alex
    Aramirez198017@yahoo.com

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  67. my brilliant run is with my husband early in the morning.
    amramazon280 at yahoo dot com

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  68. https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/221720313208119296

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  69. I want an invite so much!!! I heart mizunos.

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  70. I follow @MizunoRunning on Twitter as @will1494

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  71. My ideal brilliant run is wearing new Mizunos, on a crisp morning with no bugs, listening to some inspiring tunes, besting myself.

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  72. Tweeted to tell you what shoes I wanna win to wear!

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  73. I follow you on Twitter now - @will1494

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  74. https://twitter.com/will1494/status/221761860813340672 I am a heavy plodder so I need Wave Prophecy's!

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  75. I shared this on my facebook page!

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  76. My Brilliant Run would be to do the Winter/Sun 10K race with my son (3yrs old) in the jogger. I've wanted to since he was born and just haven't had the guts. If I get a pair of shoes, I will do it!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. I follow Mizuno on twitter :)

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  78. Follow you on twitter and tweeted. (@adventuretykes)

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  79. Following your blog. Thanks!!

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  80. to be honest i have no ideal what is mean to brilliant run but i am willing to learn.

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  81. Follow Mizuno Running on Twitter. @purplelover04

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  82. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/222126565847334913 the pair i like

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  83. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/222126230495956992

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  84. My brilliant run is when I run with my son in his stroller early in the morning. It is a time when everything is quiet and it is just us together in a peaceful time. He loves it and I love it! This time together is a little reprieve from the chaos that is about to ensue when we get home to breakfast and Phineas and Ferb madness! I love this sweaty and quiet time and it is what is brilliant to me!

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  85. My brilliant ideal run would be along the Charles in late fall. Leaves changing, wind blowing with a touch of cool in the breeze, warm yellow sunlight sparkling on the river. I can't wait for fall to come!

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  86. Followed you on Twitter as @chelpixie

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  87. Followed Mizuno Running on Twitter as @chelpixie

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  88. Does already being subscribed to your blog count? ;)

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  89. My tweet to you: https://twitter.com/chelpixie/status/222292295553269760

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  90. My tweet to Mizuno https://twitter.com/chelpixie/status/222292295553269760

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  91. Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/will1494/status/222344812249092098

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  92. my ideal run: somewhere new and scenic without a crowd (but safe, and i can't get lost) and with good friends for company.

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  93. followed you on Twitter as @TravisJ11

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  94. https://twitter.com/TravisJ11/status/222360521293307905 My tweet to mizuno

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  95. my tweet to you https://twitter.com/TravisJ11/status/222360270608146432

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  96. shared via twitter here: https://twitter.com/TravisJ11/status/222361257880207360

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  97. my last brilliant run was brilliant because I am RUNNING again! Simple as that.

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  98. A trail run would definitely be my ideal brilliant run!

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  99. I follow Mizuno on twitter!

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  100. I follow you on twitter! @ricoleruns

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  101. I tweeted to Mizuno Running

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  102. i now follow you and mizuno running on twitter!

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  103. Hope to have yet another brilliant run when I run my first marathon in October. Had my first brilliant run, the day I finally ran 2 miles without stopping.

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  104. Followed you on Twitter @kyliebrynne

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  105. My brilliant run would be to find the perfect shoes that become one with me feet and I don't even know I'm wearing them and then run the perfect race. I've tried many shoes and haven't found this yet. I hope to look to Mizuno now to get me there! I'm running the NYC marathon (my first) in November for cancer charity and this seems like good timing to make this my brilliant run!

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  106. @mizunorunning followed on Twitter

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  107. Followed you on Twitter and tweeted which shoes I'd want (well...between two lol)

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  108. Tweeted about the giveaway too: https://twitter.com/mgivenback/status/222521689752346626

    That's all five...whew! :)

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  109. My ideal brilliant run would be a bonkless marathon!!! I'm running my first this October, so determined to make it a Mezamashii run no matter what!

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  110. Following your blog as well!

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  111. Follow you on Twitter (@melissyk)

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  112. Follower of Mizuno on the Twitterverse as well ;)
    (@melissyk)

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  113. My brilliant run will be just going out for a run tomorrow for first time in 27 days due to being sick. Follow Mizuno on Twittet and FB already.

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  114. My brillan run is up Sleeping Bear Dunes, across the top and down. The view of Glen Lake is astounding!

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  115. I love running on a cool, sunny morning, when there is still a chill in the air around a beautiful body of water - like our local community lake.


    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  116. Follow Mizuno Running on Twitter.
    @CrazyItalian0
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  117. I follow you publicly on GFC! -- Gina M
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  118. TWEET-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/222687768189472768

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  119. Tweet! https://twitter.com/will1494/status/222693504864878592

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  120. My ideal brilliant run would have to be on a fall morning. I love it when its just getting cool so there's a little bit of chill in the air and some crisp leaves at your feet! I feel unstoppable on those mornings.

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  121. My ideal brilliant run begins just prior to dawn and follows a trail system through northern Michigan. It starts slower and gradually gets faster until I feel like a predator running through the woods - brilliant.

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  122. My idea of a brilliant run is when I am running and setting a personal record but it feels effortless! Don't get those too often!

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  123. I follow ur blog! And Twitter!

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  124. My ideal run is a cool weather, early morning long run in my lovely city - Chicago.

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  125. I follow your blog through Google Reader.

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  126. I follow @Mizunorunning on twitter

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  127. I tweeted about this giveaway

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  128. I follow you and @mizunorunning on twitter via @bigfoot10s

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  129. My ideal run is temps in the 50s, with my running buddies, pushing each other while having a good conversation. We run at 5am, and have the roads to ourselves. Nothing better!

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  130. My Brilliant Run happen every week when I gather with like minded champions and we shred the trails and path ways of Sacramento with our brilliance!

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  131. Twitter check, check

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  132. My idea of a brilliant run is the one where I am smiling the entire time even if it's hard! It makes me realize how much I love what I am doing!

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  133. My 'brilliant' run happens every time I put on my Mizuno Wave Riders! I heart running!

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  134. My ideal run is an early Saturday morning run with the temperature in the 50's. Partly cloudy w/ a chance of light showers. I love running w/ my run group!

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  135. Following you on Google Reader! You can reach me via Twitter @n_v_x

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  136. I shared this post through Facebook - my ideal run is a mid-morning sand dune run at Sandbanks Provincial Park with my Dad followed up by a quick dip in Lake Ontario or West Lake.

    Contact: royce.robbins@gmail.com

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  137. I follow you on twitter, I follow your blog and I love my mizuno running experience. Invite me!!

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  138. I already follow @MizunoRunning. @n_v_x on Twitter!

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  139. Following @BeckiPierotti! @n_v_x on Twitter.

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  140. My brilliant run is on weekend mornings as the sun is rising. I love being out on the roads while the rest of the neighborhood is still sleeping.

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  141. I am following Mizuno Running on Twitter.

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  142. I follow you on Twitter now!!!

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  143. My Brilliant Run:
    Temps in the mid 40's and nothing but open road. And trying to keep up with my running partners of coarse.

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  144. A brilliant run occurs when you step out with your scheduled training in hand. You finish the task before you, and your mind says your done. But the arms keep moving, the heart keeps pumping, and your legs press on. As your mind wonders what is happening, your Mizunos look up and say, "oh we're not done yet"...and you head off into the horizon.

    Dan Utz dan.utz@comcast.net

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  145. I follow Mizuno on FB and twitter - which is how I found this blog. :)

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  146. My brilliant run would be to be able to run 5K. I'm getting there!!

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  147. I follow @mizunorunning on twitter (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  148. I follow you on twitter (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  149. I tweeted about the giveaway! (as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  150. My brilliant run would be to complete a half marathon this year!

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  151. following you on twitter (@cubanrunning)

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  152. following Mizuno (@cubanrunning)

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  153. And I posted about the invitation giveaway: https://twitter.com/CubanRunning/status/222729533936250880

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  154. I'm following you on twitter as @xiomeeks.

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  155. My ideal brilliant run will take place this summer. I'll be in London for part of the Olympics (hopefully watching the womens marathon in person!), Germany, Amdterdam (possibly) and around Ireland. I plan to run in every city I visit!

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  156. I follow Mizuno already on twitter :) @sheenabean13

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  157. and now follow you on twitter as well! @sheenabean13

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  158. My idea of a brilliant run is 16 miles, low humidity, slight breeze, weather in the high 50s, running through some gorgeous scenery with a couple of good buddies at my side.

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  159. My ideal brilliant run is running the last 6.2 miles of the marathon feeling better than when I started.

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  160. I already follow @mizunorunning on Twitter

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  161. I commented about the shoes on Twitter

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  162. My ideal run begins early, just as the sun is coming up. The air is cool, and the streets are quiet in that 'just dawn' sort of way. The run starts and ends with the feeling of power that yes, I just ran that kinda feeling!

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      lathra0515@yahoo.ca

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  163. A brilliant run for me is anywhere, any distance, with a friend, old or new. I love to share the running experience.

    Dave Bessom: davebessom@gmail.com

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  164. Also I am now following your blog :)

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