Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mind Games

buuuuzzzzzZZZZZZZZ!! How many times has your alarm shocked you out of a deep morning's sleep to wake you for your morning run? How many times have you hit that snooze button while the "mind games" begin? It's too cold to get out of bed. I think I'm getting a cold....better not run today. How many of you actually sleep during that extra 5 minutes of snooze time? I must confess that all too often I'm struck with the "runner's wake-up mind games." Thankfully, I rarely ever succumb to the games. Instead I moan, roll out of bed, and stumble in the dark looking for my running shoes, because I know that if I miss that run, I'll regret it for the rest of the day.

Recently Nike released a new short movie from director Casey Neistat. It was written years ago when Casey first started running. The 2.5 minute short movie not only explores the mind games runners face before they get out the door, it also delves into the ideas one focuses on while on the run.

His film was commissioned to be made while Neistat trained in NYC for the New York City Marathon this year, to help celebrate the Nike way of showing creativity through sport. For three weeks, Casey used a smalled HD video camera that he carried with him on runs to shoot the movie. Jordan Galland, a good friend and long time collaborator, did the the music for the movie.

I think any runner will relate to Neistat and his running journey. Check it out below.


Mind Games - directed by Casey Neistat from Nike Sportswear on Vimeo.

12 comments:

Aimee said...

I saw that video in another post and loved it! What a great video!

Caroline said...

I posted it on my blog earlier today!

Cynthia O'H said...

Those are the kinds of games I love to play! Thanks for sharing.

Kenley said...

Hey runner dude. You know its funny, but since I started running 2 years ago, I have never had to do mind games or anything to get going. I just go for it. Is that bad, as if I am a robot? But that is a great video, and good film production.

RunnerDude said...

No, Kenley, not bad at all. You da man. When you've been running over 25 years and you have teenagers....sleep is a precious commodity. LOL! Glad to hear you're doing so well!!

Mark U. said...

Excellent video. Thanks for posting.

The Runner said...

"As long as I run"....Cool video!

Jen said...

Nice video! The mind games don't start for me until I'm actually running. I wish I could shut them off sometimes. But other times knowing that I've won over those voices in my head makes it all worthwhile.

Cindy said...

I always regret missing a run, but have never regretted going for a run

Lauren said...

Great video! I really try to just NOT think when the alarm goes off. I start thinking something and just say "no.. it's too early to think... just do"

Boris Terzic said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

love it!