Monday, July 9, 2012

Mizuno Mezamashii Free Shoe Giveaway

Contest Over.  See winner at Mezamashii Winner.

I am constantly raving about my love of Mizuno, but about a week ago I shared my excitement about being picked to be part of the Mezamashii project.  Missed the explanation of what the Mezamashii Project is, no problem, check it out here.


Basically, Mizuno is striving to bring Brilliant Runs to more and more people.  Genius idea!

I am ridiculously excited about this... as if you couldn't tell from my video.


Now for the part you've all been waiting for - The Giveaway.
If you win you will receive your own free pair of Mizunos and become part of the Mezamashii Project yourself.  So how do you enter you ask?  
That is the exciting part, you have multiple opportunities:
*Select one entry method, or complete all 5 for five times the chance of winning!


1. Tell me about a brilliant run you have had or about the brilliant run of your dreams. (leave a comment)


2. Follow BackatSquareZero, button on the right hand side, so you can stay up to date on my Mizuno love and all my brilliant runs. 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


3. Follow me on Twitter @BackatSquare0 to stay up to date on all my latest news. 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


4.Follow Mizuno on Twitter @MizunoRunning 
(leave a comment telling me when you've done this or if you're already a follower)


5. Tweet the following: 
I want to win a #BrilliantRun through @BackatSquare0 and the @MizunoRunning #Mezamashii Project http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com 
(leave a comment telling me you tweeted it out)


Giveaway starts now and ends Thursday, July 12th at 5:00EST.
I will be using a random number generator to choose the winner.
*Be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry method you use, as each comment will count as a separate entry.  This means you have up to 5 chances to win.  Good luck!

348 comments:

  1. My most brilliant run I've ever had was running 5 miles in 38 minutes at this time last year. I'm working back up to that and hopefully 35 by the end of the summer!

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  2. My most recent "brilliant" run was an 11 miler I did on Saturday. I haven't ran double digits in a LONG time (being on the injured list stinks) so I was overly excited to accomplish the distance and in a decent time!

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  3. My most brilliant run was the GW Parkway Classic in April of this year. It was a 10 miler and my best time yet! It was in the rain and felt absolutely fantastic to accomplish it. Hopefully my half in August will be my next brilliant run!

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  4. I follow you on Twitter too!

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  5. I now follow Mizzuno Running on Twitter too!

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  6. And following @MizunoRunning :)

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  7. And I've tweeted and followed you here. Five chances, boom!

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  8. I'm a night runner and love the quiet and the shadows along the marsh. I enjoyed a 6 mile at midnight last week with a full moon when it had finally cooled down from the heat of the day.

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  9. I follow you on FB, Twitter, Pinterest. I tweeted about your giveaway! Hook me up!

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  10. Tough mudder. Nov 2011. 3 hours of freezing fun

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  12. My most brilliant run was the day I ran my first 10 miles (June 20) for my grandparents. My grandmother has late-stage Alzheimer's and my grandpa cares for her every day alone. His patience and love for her inspired me to raise nearly $600 in 20 days for the Alz. Association. I ran that 10 miles with all the heart I had that day. Memories of my grandmother got me through some of the toughest moments of that run, but in the end, I reached my goal...and cried tears of accomplishment and sadness. It was honestly a run I'll never ever forget.

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  13. And of course, I'm already a follower, SweatPink Sistah! :D

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  14. My most brilliant run this far was a recent 5K. I didn't feel great the morning of the race so thought I'd take it easy but with a decent time goal in mind. By the time the race started it was pouring. I didn't look at my watch until 2.5 miles into the race, at that point my shirt was soaked and felt 10 pounds heavier. Looking at my watch I realized I was actually on pace to PR -I didn't think I was trying THAT hard. An amazing surge came over me and I finished the race feeling like I could do it again...and again. I did PR and even though I was soaked to the bone, it felt amazing the whole time but especially once I crossed the finish line!

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  15. I already follow MizunoRunning on twitter :)

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  16. I follow you on twitter as well!

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  17. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/amandanaro/status/222370892292956160

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  18. Just had a brilliant run on the beach in Aruba - it was hard but it was an amazing setting!!

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  19. My dream run would be one where i wouldnt huff and puff and pass out after 5 minutes. and i could run 2 miles in 16 minutes again!

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  20. i am now following @MizunoRunning!!

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  21. Just Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LeafynotBeefy/status/222374986499891200

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  22. i tweeted this: I want to win a #BrilliantRun through @BackatSquare0 and the @MizunoRunning #Mezamashii Project http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com

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  23. And finally, my dream run - I'm not really a "runner" yet, but my dream would just be doing something that I cannot imagine I can even do - which right now is pretty much any amount of running...just the thrill and pride I would feel at going beyond what I *think* I'm capable of.

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  24. Running my first half marathon was beyond brilliant! I trained hard for 8 weeks and crossed the finish line the day before my double mastectomy. That run meant so much to me, because I had taught myself to love my body for what it can do, rather than how it looked.

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  25. And I tweeted about this post!

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  26. I have had a few brilliant runs that stood out and for different reasons. My first half marathon was most definitely a brilliant run. And my 3rd half not b/c it was a great run - I had been injured and hadn't run in 6 wks - but because I crossed the finish line with my husband for his first half.

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  27. I already follow you on twitter (@hriacobacci)

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  28. My first half marathon was definitely a brilliant run! I hope to have another brilliant run when I complete my first Marathon in October :-)

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  29. I follow Mizuno on twitter

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  30. AND, last but not least, I tweeted about this giveaway :-) https://twitter.com/Hollliipop/status/222381537423921152

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  31. My most brilliant run I hope to have is to finish the mini marathon this spring :)

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  32. I started following Mizuno on twitter.

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  33. Last but not least, I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  34. My last brilliant run was 1 mile after a fantastic 23 mile bike ride! :)

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  35. a brilliant run I had was my first run in my new home, DC. I know running makes me feel at home so this solidified that I can make this place my home.

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  36. Entry 1: I've added you to my Google Reader.

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  37. Entry 2: I already follow Mizuno on Twitter (how I found your blog/this post)

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  38. My brilliant run was on 4th of July with the kids on their bikes! It was brilliant!!

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  39. Entry 3: I've followed you on Twitter!

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  40. I already follow Mizuno on twitter.

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  41. Entry 4: My brilliant run, which happens about once a week, is when the weather is perfect and my legs and lungs feel strong. As long as those factors are in order, I feel like I could run forever, and that is truly brilliant

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  42. Entry 5: I tweeted: https://twitter.com/kristy_joy/status/222398322546188288

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  43. #1)The best run I've ever had is completing my first half without puking (it was pretty close though).

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  44. #3) I'm already a twitter follower. Duh.

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  45. I've been running this coming July15 for the "SPRINGBOARD RUN"..in 16k category,,this was my longest and dream run..because I've been running for almost 3 months and it has a positive benefits for my health.Now 16k is more challenging and more exciting for me.hope i can make it.

    I followed and tweeted already..

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  46. My most awesome run was a 20 mile trail run I did last year on the Fairfax County Cross County Trail outside of Washington DC. It was fall, so it was a bit cool, the leaves were turning, it was just muddy enough to be fun and the terrain was beautiful. It was easy to forget you were running through a hugely populated urban area while on the trail. It was brilliant!

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  47. Following your Twitter Account

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  48. Already Following Mizuno's Twitter

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  49. I have had a brilliant run. But my dream brilliant run is about my upcoming first half marathon in November.

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  50. I tweeted about the contest https://twitter.com/amiller7905/status/222405966665236480

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  51. I have been trying to get shoes from the run project for a while now! I think it is awesome. The best run I think I had was only 5 minutes--but it was about 4 months of physical therapy and felt great to start again!

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  52. 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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  53. I follow Mizuno Running on twitter

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  54. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/222417397905231872

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  55. my most memorable run was my first half marathon, I finished 10 minutes faster than I thought I would based on my training runs, it felt awesome!

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  56. My most brilliant run was the Myrtle Beach Mini last October... it was an amazingly beautiful day, I got a PR and had no idea the pace I was running... and I felt like a rock star when I finished! Its thinking of that run and others like it that make me not give up when Im having a craptastic run! :)

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  57. I am already a follower on twitter!

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  58. I already follow @mizunorunning on twitter

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  59. I just retweeted your tweet! :)

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  60. i tweeted the giveaway!

    I have one going on right now too if you are interested :)
    www.pushpumpprogress.blogspot.ca

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  61. My most brilliant run was a few years ago when I completed my first and only half marathon on Kiawah island. My fabulous running partner (wink, wink) helped me perservere to see this run through all the way to the end. I now have a 3 month old son and am looking forward to running again.... Must find the energy, time and motivation again but I'm determined to

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  62. The brilliant run of my dreams is to run a marathon under 5 hours.

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  63. Jessica aka sunNmyeyes(twitter)July 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    I'm following you on twitter!

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  64. Jessica aka SunNmyeyesJuly 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    I just tweeted!

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  65. Jessica aka SunNmyeyesJuly 9, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    I am following @MizunoRunning

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  66. Jessica aka SunNmyeyesJuly 9, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    My future brillant run will be when the doctor's clear me next week to run again!

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  67. I follow @mizunorunning on twitter!

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  68. I would love to run the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. I think it would make for a beautiful, brilliant run!

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  69. I just had a Brilliant Run on the 4th of July when I ran a marathon and qualified for Boston for the first time!

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

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  71. I have had my fair share of injuries (from minor setbacks to 2 hip surgeries). Running is part of who I am and I am thankful I am able to run each day injury free. I will finish with a smile on my face even if I struggled the entire time because I am happy to be out there. Running makes me healthy and happy and I consider that brilliant!

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  72. My most brilliant run this far was the time I first stepped off the treadmill and chose to run outside. It completely changed my perspective on running and as a result it changed my life. Now I love to get outside to run and am currently training for my first half marathon!!

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  73. I am now following you on twitter (@runbangrun). Yay new twitter buddy :)

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  74. I follow @mizunorunning on twitter (@runbangrun)

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  75. i also followed you on twitter

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  76. I’ve dealt with a health condition for half my life where my doctors said that I couldn’t and/or shouldn’t run. So I always took their word at face value. As I’ve slowly gotten healthier, first working on strength training and slowly building on running, I wanted to prove the doctors wrong. I started with one lap around the local high school track. I looked at my friend who has run marathons and said to her, “You do this for fun? You’re crazy.” Well, with a lot of hard work, I’ve just finished my second half marathon. Portland Rock & Roll being my first and Seattle Rock & Roll being my second. Although I had a good time at Portland, Seattle was my brilliant run. Everything clicked into place that day. My body felt great. It was an amazing experience. I’m hooked. I am hoping to run 3 more half marathons by the end of the year and will start training for my first full marathon next year.

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  77. as for my brilliant run, i have over 100 lbs to lose so every time i can put one foot in front of another it feels "brilliant". i have never loved anything as much as i love running.

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  78. Following @BackatSquare0 on Twitter!

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  79. Also following @MizunoRunning on Twitter now!

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  80. I tweeted "I want to win a #BrilliantRun through @BackatSquare0 and the @MizunoRunning #Mezamashii Project http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com" as @n_v_x

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  81. I'm so looking forward to the my first run post-knee surgery. Any which way that goes, it will be a brilliant run and I cannot wait!

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  82. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/cyu888/status/222477755823034368

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  83. I follow you on twitter (@cyu888)

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  84. My most brilliant run was hitting my new PDR of 16 miles 2 weeks ago. I never thought I'd ever run that far but I did it and actually felt GREAT! This week is another PDR of 18 miles. Of course, all fueled by my Mizuno's!!

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  85. Just had a brilliant run with my 12yr old son! He's gonna need some Mizunos!

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  86. Just had a brilliant run with my 12yr old son! He's gonna need some Mizunos!

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  87. Just had a brilliant run with my 12yr old son! He's gonna need some Mizunos!

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  88. Just had a brilliant run with my 12yr old son! He's gonna need some Mizunos!

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  89. My brilliant run was entering to run The Color Run. The race was the day after I came back from a whirlwind trip to NYC to be on The Dr. Oz show so I was exhausted from traveling but the fact that at every K for the duration of the 5K there is a color zone I found myself looking enjoying the zones and looking forward to the rest. It didn't even feel like 5K which is the best kind of race!

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  90. I already follow your blog

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  91. I already follow you on Twitter (duh)! :)

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  92. I already follow Mizuno Running on Twitter

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  93. My most brilliant run thus far has been being able to run 22.3K!! Which I just completed today actualy :) I am training for an ultra in September so increasing my distance has been so amazing and so rewarding!

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  94. I follow @Mizunorunning (and I LOVE my Mizunos!)

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  95. I just had a brilliant run today - first sub-90 degree day in almost two weeks out here in Maryland, and it felt AMAZING.

    I felt like I could have run for hours with the temperature sitting right around 80. It was a beautiful evevning for a run, and made me feel super blessed to be able to get out on the trail.

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  96. Also, I follow both you, and Mizunorunning on twitter!! tweeeeeet

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  97. I already follow Mizuno!! :D

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  98. I re-followed you on Twitter. (I hate when it looks like you're not following someone you clearly already follow. Haha.)

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  99. Haven't had a brilliant run in a while, maybe new shoes would help!

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  100. the brilliant run of my dreams would be in the boston marathon!!!

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  101. Most brilliant run I've ever had was the first time I ran 2 miles without stopping at all. Now, I'm up to 10 miles no stops and in training for my 1st marathon!

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  102. Mine is the brilliant run of my dreams. I've yet to find the perfect shoe for the brilliant run. Maybe Mizuno will get me there. I'm running the NYC marathon in November (my first) for cancer charity, so this would be good timing for that one brilliant run of my dreams (and a good shoe to get me there!)

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  103. @mizunorunning followed on twitter :)

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  104. msg tweeted! Whew, that's all five :) Thanks for the contest opportunity! :)

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  105. After our dinner last week and you talking me through this bout of bronchitis, I've decided to do something I've wanted to do for 3 years: run a half marathon. So in October, I'm going to run the Indianapolis 1/2. You've been my biggest inspiration to start running, though it has taken me much longer to get into it than it took you (3+ years... what!)

    So anyway, I'm dreaming of being able to successfully complete that 1/2. Right now, I'm just happy to be adding distance, and am not concerned with time.

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  106. I'm following your blog (and have been).

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  107. I've followed @mizunorunning on Twitter

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  108. I just tweeted I want to win a #BrilliantRun through @BackatSquare0 and the @MizunoRunning #Mezamashii Project http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com

    You're welcome!

    (Do I get bonus points for giving this a +1 from Google and liking this post on StumbleUpon so it will be seen by more people?)

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  109. My most recent Brilliant Run was last sunday during an 18-mile training run. I was feeling pretty gorked by mile 16 and was constantly checking my GPS to see if I was done yet, and then it started to completely downpour. Splashing through the gigantic puddles in the run really made me feel like a kid again and I had a huge smile for the rest of the run.

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  110. I have followed you on twitter!

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  111. I am already following @MizunoRunning on twitter!

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  112. I just tweeted I want to win a #BrilliantRun through @BackatSquare0 and the @MizunoRunning #Mezamashii Project http://backatsquarezero.blogspot.com
    :)
    I hope I win!

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  113. 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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  114. My most brilliant run - my first marathon of course! 11/20/11

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  115. My brilliant run would be actually running a 5K race. I'm not up to that yet, but I would like to be!! Soon!!

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  118. I tweeted about the giveaway (tweeted as @EnvigeurFitness)

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  119. I follow @MizunoRunning on twitter as @EnvigeurFitness

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  120. Best run ever = 3 weeks ago, Johnny Miles Half Marathon - I ran a half marathon even though I was having back spasms and was up most of the night crying like a baby because of it - and I somehow PR'd!! It really IS mind over matter, you just have to want it bad enough!!

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