Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm Famous! (Okay, only sort of)

Last night I met up with fellow members of my running team for an easy downtown run. We met at Alamo also known as "the Astor Place cube." This run was a little different from normal runs, however, because we were followed by cameras! Somehow the folks at Vitamin Water heard about our group and asked if they could film us. (Confession: I'm not a Vitamin Water drinker, I'd rather have tap water.) Apparently their slogan is "Water, only better" so they wanted footage for a clip called "Running, only better."

The whole experience was kind of surreal. They outfitted one of our members with backwards facing camera on his head and he led the way. For much of the run we were tailed by a mini-van equipped with cameras. If you've never run along a New York City street while someone slowly follows you with a camera, let me tell you, you get a lot of looks! There were also two cyclists, one with a video camera on his helmet, who followed us since they could go places the van couldn't.

Perhaps the best part came after the run when they gave us free Vitamin Water interviewed several of our members. Because it was getting darker, the film crew had to bust out some bright lights. They also had a boom mike. In other words, it looked like a serious shoot. As we stood huddled around each other and the film crew, random folks came up to us and asked what was going on. Basically, we all got to play celebrity last night. If an when this thing airs or gets posted to Youtube, you can bet I'll mention it here.
Yesterday's Run: 6 miles at stop and go pace.

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome! hope it airs so we get a chance to see it!