Friday, March 4, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Runners. Yeah, we're different

Recently, on the Running with the Pack Podcast, Allan and Stevie mentioned an old 1999 Adidas magazine ad series that featured the various ways that runners are just a little bit different that the "normal" population.  It is funny how spot on they were with their portrayal of runner's infatuation with snot rockets, peeing in the woods, being naked, and protecting nipples.  Here are a few of the better ones, all can be seen here.

Happy Friday!






38 comments:

Lisa said...

Haha! LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!

Ironman By Thirty said...

I loved that ad campaign. Pure genius. I'm sure a lot of us (if not all of us) can relate.

Kate said...

Great pictures! At my last race, I spent a while behind a guy who must've had some serious sinus issues, bc he spent the whole time blowing snot rockets. nasty, but good incentive to get past him...as long as you ran around his right side.

Chelsea said...

Glad to see the one about the girl rubbing Vaseline on her arms. I thought I was the only one who got chafing on her bingo wings.

Jamoosh said...

And apparently back in 1999 all runners wore Adidas - except naked guy...

Tri-James said...

I have seen (and done) all of these.

Shawn said...

Tooo funny...mind you, could have used those band-aids on my last run...yeooowwww

kilax said...

Ha! Love this. Especially the pooping one :)

Heather said...

These are great! very funny and very true.

One Crazy Penguin said...

I'm with them up until the naked guy. I think the title for that one should be..."Exhibitionists...we're different!)

TutuRunner said...

that blue stripe is infuriating! =)

but fa' real- thanks for sharing. my day just got alot better.... especially when that blue stripe got out of the way.

SupermomE12 said...

These are awesome! Thanks for posting. And yup, non-runners totally don't get it.

And for the record... yeah, I may have a "tiny" bit of envy about your perfect Arizona weather right now when the snow is up to my waist, but come summer time when our highs are about 80 and you are living in a virtual oven, I won't be jealous at all. :)

Nobel4Lit said...

If I made one for me, it would involve me sitting at my work desk with piles of food on it, maybe some running gear stashed under my desk.

funderson said...

Love it...I've done almost all of those except add snow and a really red frozen ass to the naked one.

Caroline said...

the look on the face of the woman with the pink hat is hilarious!!!

RunningLaur said...

I'm sorry, but I think the funniest thing really is the "Adidas Classic" (featured on the vaseline ad). That shoe is the ugliest thing, people still buy it, and it was just taken out of production in the last year.

Runners Fuel said...

Love 'em all!

Zaneta said...

haha... loved these!

Jill said...

:)
That second to last one is in Boston, I love those row houses!

Happy weekend, Adam!

Laurie said...

Those are great! I love the pregnant lady pushing the jogging stroller... I got some pretty strange looks when I did that.

Madison said...

Oh man, I really dig these Adidas ads. They tell it like it is. I can especially relate to photo 2.

JessiePants said...

I'd never seen these, awesome! I actually was thinking the other day how I could ever live in a city again with running because it's pretty much guaranteed on a run of 10 miles or more I'm going to have to make a pit stop. One of the benefits of living in BFE.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Awesome!

Barefoot Neil Z said...

As a barefoot runner, I disagree with the snot rocket photo. Do you know why?

Rose said...

I peed in the woods long before I started running.

Whitney said...

Thank you for making him modest.

Jen said...

This was great!

Morgan said...

I absolutely LOVE these ads! So awesome!

Emily said...

I'm in love with this ad campaign...and runners.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Awesome. Hell of a lot better than some recent one's I've seen!

Spike said...

Why do I only remember the naked guy one?

Chris K said...

Dude in the first photo looks like Daniel Tosh. He's the 2nd funniest guy on the planet, next to Adam.

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

That was only 1999? I felt like we were going back to 1970. Great concept, though!

The Green Girl said...

I agree, the pictures looked really old school.

I'm starting to feel old now.

Laura said...

I love these ads! I think of these wheneve I do the old snot rocket...

Julie said...

I smile every time I see these pictures! I think that we can all relate to them in some way:)

I hope that you and the family are doing well! I bet your little man is getting so big:) Take care Adam!

Andrew Opala said...

hmmm ... great ideas ... I haven't done the vaseline thing yet

Pretend this is real said...

I saw those too! Dead on, if you ask me.