Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mizuno Running Shoe Giveaway! Also Desi.



Today is a big day.  I'm a fan of Devi Davila.  She's bad-ass, doesn't make a big deal over herself and is faster than wildfire on steroids.

Sarah and Alyssa have told me that I remind them of Desi (whoa flattering x 1000) and today Sarah took it upon herself to provide a side by side and twitter it to the world:


I loved it. 

Poor Desi was included on these exchanges as well and rather than blocking all of us on twitter and filing for a restraining order she TWEETED BACK AT US!!


#lifenowcomplete.

On an entirely less self-absorbed note, I have a pair of shoes to give away!!  Mizunos specifically!

A couple weeks ago, Lori at Mizuno told me they were starting a new marketing project that would be more of a grass-roots campaign where their greatest fans (me me me) would be able to send shoes to people they thought would enjoy them!

The campaign is called the "Mezamashii Project". Mezamashii means "brilliant" in Japanese and the goal of the campaign is to "deliver more ecstatic, electric, wind-in-your heart running".  Hell yes I'd like that. 



I'm planning on getting the new Elixir for myself and already sent a pair of Inspires to Anthony because he is training for a 5k in July.  

I'd also like to give a pair away on the blog.  Whoever wins will get a code where they can go to the website to enter their code and then call a number to get almost any pair of Mizunos (up to $150 in value) they want for free!

Pretty cool huh?

There are three ways to enter the drawing:

1 Entry:  Leave a comment telling me you want new Mizunos!

2 Entries:  Leave two comments: one saying you want the shoes and one saying you've tweeted at me (@FasterBunny) and Mizuno ) about the Mezamashii Project giveaway AND followed @MizunoRunning.

You don't have to follow me if you don't want.  I don't want to subject anyone to that crap by force.     

3 Entries:  Write a comment in Haiku form and write a comment saying you've done all the twitter requirements above.  Yes you are DQ'd if you get the Haiku syllables wrong.

*edit - if you're not coming from your own blog please leave some sort of identifier like a last name / email / whatever so that your entry is unique and no one else with your name claims your prize!

Enter by Midnight PST next Thursday night (the 14th).  Good luck and tell all of your shoe deficient friends! 

179 comments:

  1. I've been online window shopping the Mizuno website for some time now, I would love a free pair!!

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  2. HARHARHAR! Love that Desi wrote y'all back!

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  3. I would love to try the mushas!

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  4. I would love a pair of the wave riders to try...love the bright yellow!

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  5. I would love a pair of mizunos!!! Love the Desi tweet...awesome

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  6. I would love to try a pair of mizunos!

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  7. Me, me, me, me *bouncing with excitment like Tigger on steroids* I would LOVE a new pair of Mizunos! It would certainly give me something more exciting to post about than my running practices and races!!!

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  8. I lovelovelove my Mizunos! I swear they love me back. I would love a new pair, but who wouldn't?! And I still think you're awesome

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  9. I would LOVE a new pair of Mizunos!!

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  10. I like things that are electric, ecstatic, and shoesssss!!!!!

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  11. Ohhh the elixirs are so pretty!!

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  12. I really, really want to try some Mizunos for free!!!

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  13. K- you do look like Desi! How fun to get a Tweet from her!
    I would love to get a pair of Mizunos for free! I really like the campaign goal.

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  14. I would live to try new mizunos! I have only ever worn mizunos for volleyball and need to try out some running shoes!

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  15. I tweeted about the awesomeness going on!

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  16. I would really love some Mizunos! Sounds like a cool project! You should have Anthony write a guest post/review of his shoes and running progress :)

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  17. I also wrote a Haiku just for you :).

    Golden setting sun
    Trails lie odayakana
    Mizuno lover

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  18. I want Mizunos

    Alex Ramirez

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  19. I want Mizuno!!!
    Sandee K

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  20. mizunos?? yes, please!! and i have that pair of elixirs - LOVE LOVE LOVE them... maybe even more than you love Desi?? eh, i wont go that far! ;)

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  21. oooh i want some mizunos! twitter-less haiku, coming up!

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  22. I only run in Mizunos and would love a chance for a free pair!

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  23. Love Mizunos! I new pair would be amazing since I just so happen to be due (okay maybe past due) for a new pair :) Love the blog! - Jen H from Baltimore

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  24. Oh, this is just in time as I need a new pair of Mizunos.

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  25. OOH OOH! PICK ME! I want the Mizunos!

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  26. I desperately need some new shoes. And what better way to get them....FREE.

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  27. Is Mizuno down to try and dethrone Brooks as my shoe<3?? Skeptical but willing to give them a shot.

    Look at you, A-lister, Desi and Mizuno on your speed dial...

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  28. Is Mizuno down to try and dethrone Brooks as my shoe<3?? Skeptical but willing to give them a shot.

    Look at you, A-lister, Desi and Mizuno on your speed dial...

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  29. I would love a new pair of running shoes!

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  30. Mizunos are my favorite! I desperately need a new pair.

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  31. I would love to try a pair!

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  32. Who doesn't want a pair of new Mizunos?!

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  33. Oooh! Would absolutely love to try Mizunos (and am very very overdue to replace shoes...)!

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  34. Tweeted ya too! @roserunsslow

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  35. I want a pair of Mizunos desperately!!!!

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  36. I have tweeted at you and Mizuno about the Mezamashii Project giveaway and I followed @MizunoRunning (and you :D)

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  37. Mizunos are great
    I run swiftly with them on
    I feel like The Flash

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  38. I've tried a lot of different running shoes, but I've never had a pair of Mizunos - i'd love to try some, though :)

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  39. I want new Mizunos!

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  40. I want new Mizunos! @ex_post

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  41. Laurie Litwin (hagergirl@yahoo.com)June 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I'd love to try a pair of Mizunos! I've actually been following them on Twitter, trying to decide for sure if I wanted to spend the money.

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  42. I would like a new pair of Mizunos please. Pretty Please. :)

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  43. I'd love a new pair of Mizunos!!!

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  44. I tweeted you and @MizunoRunning about the Mezamashii Project & am now following @MizunoRunning!

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  45. Pick me! Pick me! I would love new shoes.

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  46. Ah would LOVE new Mizunos! Currently run in Wave Riders but have been eyeing the Enigmas

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  47. yes yes i want new shoes!

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  48. I may not be fast
    But my feet can be comfy
    Love my Mizunos

    (thanks for hosting a great giveaway Desi... I mean Margot! ;) )

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  49. I already follow you but I just added @mizunorunning!

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  50. And obvs I tweeted you & Mizuno

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  51. I want the Mizunos! I've been wanting a new pair for a while and I've got just the 10k to run in them!

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  52. I want new mizunos realllllly bad!!! :)

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  53. I'd love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to try these shoes!

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  54. I'd love to try out Mizunos - my track buddies have raved about them!

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  55. And 3rd comment:

    Collapsing arches,
    Pronation and weak ankles,
    Help me save my feet!

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  56. I'd love some new shoes! I've never tried these before!
    chickadeestation at gmail dot com

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  57. I'd love some new Mizunos to run in while I train for my first full. I have two pairs already and I love them!

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  58. Some new Mizunos would be awesome. This past year I converted to them from Asics. I am currently breaking in some Elixir 7s and I love, love, love them. (You also cannot go wrong with purple zebra stripe!)

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  59. I would love to try a pair of mizunos! I think I had a pair of trail shoes way back in the day, but not recently. Also, congrats on your new PR! You killed it!
    Brittany
    spencerbrittany@hotmail.com

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  60. I would love a pair of shoes!

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  61. Most awesome giveaway ever!!!! I only wear mizuno!!! Swear by them. His would be a dream come true:)

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  62. I would LOVE to have new Mizunos!

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  63. https://twitter.com/fleuryousbeej/status/211288005149859840 Tweeted about you two as well!

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  64. "Like a Rolling Stone" AKA "korzecho@gmail.com"

    I've done all I can
    To win these fancy kickers
    So don't let me down ;).

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  65. I would love some new Mizunos!! I just finished my first 13.1 last weekend and need to get some new shoes :D

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  66. I would LOVE some new shoes!!

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  67. I was Mizuno crazy and switched a couple of years ago, but I'd love to try them again!!!!

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  68. Ummmm, I LOVE my Mizunos and would love a new pair!!!!
    Ajcastle34@gmail.com

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  69. I only run in MIzunos and love them!! I would love a new pair!!!

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  70. Free Mizunos?? Yes, please!! kathgavin@yahoo.com

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    1. I know I probably won't win, but I'll be on vacation until tuesday evening without access to internet. So, if I am the lucky winner I won't be able to respond until then, hopefully that doesn't disqualify me! :)

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  71. I want Mizunos because I've never run in ANY Mizuno shoes ever! Convert me!

    memyselfandthemunchkins at gmail dot com

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  72. I have commented
    I tweeted about it too
    Got my fingers crossed!

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  73. Mizunos are the only shoe I will ever run in and it would be awesome to have a second pair since my first will be on it's last legs (feet?) soon!

    Laura C (lmcww8)

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  74. I love Mizunos. Pick me:-)

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  75. Shin splints annoy me
    I've run too many miles
    Time for a new pair!

    My twitter handle is @GoopyTweets, a direct message is the best way to reach me!

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  76. Love to give Mizunos a spin...pick me? jpduly at gmail dot com

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  77. I'm not looking for a free pair of shoes but I will tell you that the Elixers are fucking awesome. Asics DS trainers were my every day training shoes but I went to the Elixers bcause they are a bit lighter...and they are spectacular. Light, comfortable, and still enough support. Can't say that I liked my pair of inspires as much however...they just never felt right on my feet. They got most of their mileage mowing the lawn. Also I didn't abandon Asics completely, as my DS Racers are my track/tempo/racing choice. I haven't tried Mizuno's flats yet.

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  78. Yes me? I love to try a pair!

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  79. Sun on my back
    Mizunos are my wings
    Now I can truly fly

    @hudacity
    Bgruns.com

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  80. Tweeted yah and mizunorunning ms. Bunny

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  81. The summer breese blows
    I'll have new shoes on my toes
    Running: End of woes

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  82. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/PFisch777/status/211823260680192001

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  83. I want these sooooooo bad! I am training for my first ever 5k and could really use some great shoes. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  84. I'm broke as ballsack
    And Mizunos are pricey
    So I hope I win.

    (WTF people above me?! Did you miss the second-grade lesson on haikus?)

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  85. Wait, hold on, I obviously snarked on the people above while not understanding the entry requirements. Gosh, I feel like a moron. I still want the shoes.

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  86. I'd love a free pair of awesome shoes!!!
    rgyorffy(at)insightbb(dot)com

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  87. I would love a new pair of shoes! I'm recovering from a severe injury and would love a shiny new pair of shoes for when I'm healed up and ready to run!
    erinnicole14@gmail.com

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  88. https://twitter.com/bradywadie14/status/211977647343939584

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  89. I tweeted you and MIzuno!!! I REALLY , REALLY WANT TO win. PLEASE pick me!!!!

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  90. Here's my Haiku!!!

    I’ll give a quick haiku

    I want to win this
    Pull harder than ever before
    No regrets win

    Just a little rowing haiku as I have New Englands (NEIRA) today and my boat is the favoured to win, but we won’t win without putting everything we have into the race.

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  92. Hello! Here is my comment letting you know I'd love to win a pair of the only brand of running shoes I'll wear!
    Melissa

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  93. I tweeted about giveaway and followed you and I was already following MizunoRunning.

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  94. I would love a new pair of Mizunos - they are my favorite running shoes!

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  95. I need new shoes bad
    Like, ridiculously bad
    So I hope this works

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  96. I would love some Mizunos! I've never run in them but I know fast girls like you, SkinnyRunner and Saraoual do and they get some mad PRs done. These might be my magic bullet ;)

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  97. I would love to have a new pair of Mizunos!

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  98. I want them I can use them, I love them!

    Marci
    rmwilliams224@hotmail.com

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  99. OMG! I want some mizunos! I saw the sexy elixirs all over at my last half marathon, and I ended up feeling like my toes got eaten... soooo I think I need some mizunos, since several pairs beat me!

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  100. Did the tweet and am following Mizuno. And you. :)

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  101. first pair of Mizu
    delicious shade of aqua
    must have zebra stripes

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  102. Need new shoes to run
    I am more like the tortoise
    Make me speedy please!

    :)

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  103. Would love to win

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  104. I am almost about to retire my current pair. Would love to win

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  105. Momma needs new shoes
    Momma wants to run distance
    Momma loves to run

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  106. The soles on my current shoes would like to separate from from the actual shoe. I would LOVE some new shoes.

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  107. I would love a pair :-)

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  108. I would really, REALLY love to win a pair of Mizuno Running Shoes!! I desperately need new shoes.

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  109. I tweeted to you and Mizuno about wanting to win these shoes! (https://twitter.com/charmoon/status/212478254630699008) @charmoon

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  110. I tweeted and am following Mizuno Running too!

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  111. I saw your video on Sarahoual's blog yesterday and had to find your blog! You did a great job considering how much liquid you had to take in haha

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I would really like a free pair of Mizunos because I've been running on no name, lame quality shoes for more than a few months now. Every time I go to try out running shoes they only have 1 or 2 in my size or I don't like the feel of them and give up. Maybe I can win new awesome shoes instead!

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  112. I would super love a pair of Mizunos! I've actually NEVER worn a pair before... I don't even think I've tried on a pair! Also, in case you were wondering, the Chinese character in the photo says "walk" or "go" :)

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  113. I wear Mizunos
    Oh yes I do.
    Alchemy or Wave Rider
    Whatever it may be,
    you make me run free!

    I don't have twitter but I hope I am entered in this contest! :)

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  114. i want some mizunos! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  115. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/212874665989910528
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  116. I would LOVE some Mizunos please
    precision 12's!!!!!
    woot

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  117. tweeted :) .
    @milesmusclesmom

    https://twitter.com/milesmusclesmom/status/212894941339320320

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  118. I would love a new pair of shoes! I currently have a love/hate relationship with my Brooks.

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  119. I could seriously use a new pair of shoes. 2 triathletes in one house gets expensive in a hurry! Ive been running Mizuno since a much earlier incarnation of the Wave Creation but my last few pairs have been whatever I could get cheap and my feet are longing for good shoes again!

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  120. New shoes would be great
    I tweeted as requested
    please give me free shoes

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  121. Here's the comment for my tweet: https://twitter.com/techknowgn/status/212900394349764608 i tagged both you and mizuno and am following mizuno now

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  122. Totally want a pair of Mizunos!! Please pick meee!!

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  123. Here's my Haiku

    sun, rain, wind or snow
    no matter, run anyway
    feels so good to me

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  124. tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23MezamashiiProject

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  125. gabbyb (mareaviva)June 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Also following you on twitter!

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  126. gabbyb (mareaviva)June 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    ....and following MizunoRunning...
    (ps: loved the nuun mile!)

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  127. also following you, mizuno, and tweeted it...twice! #140charactersfail

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  128. and the haiku:

    I like pretty shoes
    no barefoot running for me
    just a pedicure

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  129. I am looking for a new running shoe and it would be great if it was Mizuno!
    Mary M

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  130. I tweeted about it :)
    https://twitter.com/amandanaro/status/212633917373689856

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  131. I've heard awesome things about Mizuno's and would LOVE to try them!!

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  132. I would love a pair of new Mizunos :)

    Rachael - Rachaelmcrockett@gmail.com

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  133. The last pair leave
    Clinging to the runner's high
    Explode into Mizuno.

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  134. I love Mizunos! I bought my first pair a few months ago and they make a world of difference.

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  135. Would love a pair of Mizunos!

    Meg G.

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  136. I would love a pair of Mizunos because who doesn't want a new pair of shoes?!?

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  137. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a new pair of Mizunos!!

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  138. I would LOVE a new pair of Mizunos! I love new shoes, especially new running shoes :-)

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  139. Haiku:

    My feet need new shoes
    No blisters or soreness, please
    Mizunos it is!

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  140. I love love love my old old old wave riders! Need a new pair :)

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  141. My feet have never been as happy as they are in Mizunos. I would love another pair.

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  142. I need new shoes! I'm new to running and have never tried Mizunos before!

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  143. I would LOVE a new pair of Mizunos! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

    - Nell G

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  144. I would love to win a pair of Mizunos! I really want to give them a try, I'm on the search of the perfect pair of runners.

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  145. I love mizuno's and desperately need a new pair!

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  146. Ooh, I'm entering on behalf of my husband. I already got an invite (and just got my free pair!), but I didn't get any invites to get out, and he'd love them too!

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  147. Jacqueline K from IllinoisJune 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Would love new Mizunos. Then again, who wouldn't?

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  148. Ahhh! I've always wanted to try a pair of Mizunos! Especially since my mileage is very very slowly going up...

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  149. I really would love a pair of Mizunos!!!!!!!!

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  150. I really really need new running shoes so this would be awesome!

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  151. I would love some new Mizuno's! I have the Wave Rider 15s and they are the best show I've ever worn!

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  152. I would absolutely love a new pair of Mizunos!!

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  153. I definitely want some new Mizunos! They are my shoe of choice, and I need to stock up for my marathon training!

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  154. I just tweeted about the giveaway! (RnnrCait)

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  155. I also tweeted! (@alcasiple)

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  156. Oh this would be the bestest best thing ever! I need a new pair of Mizunos! Thanks Faster Bunny! :) :)

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  157. I would love a pair of Mizunos! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  158. Love Mizuno running shoes- I want them!

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  159. I want a new pair of mizunos!!

    Abi

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  160. gabbyb (mareaviva)June 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    I know this is too late (posted my entries bunches of days ago)....but felt haiku-inspired today after crashing during my run. I blame it on the shoes.

    Totally bit it.
    I crashed while running today.
    Bloodied and bruised. Ouch.

    (Do 'crashed' and 'bruised' count as two syllables or one?)

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  161. i would be BEYOND ecstatic to get a pair of Mizuno's. I've actually never run in a pair, dying to give em a try!

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  162. I need me some Mizunos because I gave my pair to a friend having $ trouble and now i have none!

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