Friday, May 10, 2013

My Mezamashii Run Project

Last week I was whisked away by Mizuno to be a part of a Mezamashii Run Project in Atlanta. 

I arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday evening and met Ashi and Heather. Ashi went straight to his shoot, while Heather and I were dropped at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Since we had the night off we decided to meet for dinner. After checking out the fine dining in the hotel, we opted to go around the block to JR Crickets, a more casual sports bar-like place.


After dinner I had a chance to check out the welcome gift that Mizuno thoughtfully gave us. Inside the Mizuno bag were some snacks, a water bottle, lanyard, and a note thanking me for coming to Atlanta. I was thinking, No, thank YOU, Mizuno, for inviting me on this amazing adventure!


The shoot: After easing into the day because shooting ran late on Wednesday night, Ashi, Heather, and I were picked up by Lisandra and driven to the Mizuno warehouse. Lisandra and a host of other production assistants took care of us (the talent) all day. It was a little bit rock-star-ish.


Shortly after we arrived we were given the scripts for our individual scenes and time to learn them. A little while later, David, one of the producers brought us some wardrobe to go through to find outfits for our scenes.


Things kicked into high gear after I was taken to see the Mizuno representatives to approve my wardrobe. They had built a mini-set right there in the warehouse with the stereotypical lights, camera, microphones, and screens. After meeting the reps, including Lori Ann who has supported my little blog for a while now, I met the director and was mic'ed for my scene.

(Photos shamelessly borrowed from Louise who was part of the project all week)

I was so nervous that I really thought they could hear my heart pounding through the microphone attached to my bra. It was so surreal to have the PA step in with the scene clapper board and another PA yelling Quiet on the set! 


I'm not sure how many takes it took for me to get it right they way the directors wanted, but it was a lot. Even though I was a bundle of nerves, everyone was super nice and made me feel comfortable. I am grateful that no one made me feel inadequate or like the amateur that I am. I didn't know it at the time, but the production crew was a legit Hollywood team. This experience just made me love Mizuno even more.


Although I can't tell you much about the specifics of the filming, I can show the wardrobe I wore and then was allowed to keep. I wore the shorts on my run the other day and they were very comfortable. They have an inside key pocket and outer zip pocket.


I have been a Mezamashii Run Project member for almost two years. As a member I receive early access to new product launches, exclusive events, and the ability to impact future shoe design. Mizuno believes in bringing Mezamashii, or brilliant run, directly to the runners. There are some amazing things happening for the Mezamashii Run Project community. Join in the fun by applying today.


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26 comments:

  1. Was so great to meet you in Atlanta! It was a whirlwind week for me, and such an amazing experience. I think we all came away with smiles from this one! Hope to see you again soon!

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  2. What a neat experience! Mizuno is treating the runners in their Mezamashii project really well. I would be really nervous in front of a professional production team, too, but I'm sure you did great. :)

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  3. Very cool experience! Sounds like you guys had a blast! Happy Friday!

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  4. I had a pair of Mizunos but I needed something with a larger toe box - I did love the pair I had though!

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  5. Looks like it was a really cool experience. I cannot imagine being asked to come be on set for a major running shoe company, very awesome. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  6. That is so awesome...looks like you had a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing..found you through FF linkup!

    Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run

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  7. Very cool experience! I'd be a nervous wreck! Good for you :)

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  8. What a cool experience! I switched to running in Mizunos about a year ago and love them - it's nice to read a little about the company behind my favorite shoe! :)

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  9. I'm jealous, how cool and what an experience. Can I ask what made you decide to be apart of the Mezamashii Run Project? and how did you come across it.
    I haven't tired mizuno's, I have ascis and I'm having issues. but when I get new shoes I'm going to do better research that's for sure, and mizuno's are on the list.

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  10. What a great opportunity Amy! I'm looking for a minimal shoe alternative to my Newtons for long runs. I don't think I've tried on Mizunos yet. Any recommendations!

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  11. wow you are a rockstar! what a great experience to be part of their run project!

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  12. What an incredible experience!!! My current shoes are Mizuno's, I switched back over to them earlier last year after I kept getting sick of another shoe brand changing the shoe I liked:)

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  13. I was a nervous wreck, but it was tons of fun!

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  14. Crazy to think about how adventures just fall in front of us sometimes!

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  15. LOL - I chose Mizunos for the smaller toe box ;) They have new stuff coming out...

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  16. It was so easy to YES when they asked if I was interested in participating!

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