This ad was posted on our Runners Facebook Group and to be really honest, I wasn't so sure what to feel. I tried re-reading it and looking at it from different perspectives. This whole running vs jogging dichotomy I find very interesting but surely it also raises a lot of eyebrows (mine included!) -- the former being "the serious ones" and the latter being just "the hobbyists".
There is indeed an elitist tone to this ad which kindda rubs me the wrong way. For me, if you're not walking, you ARE running. But that's just me.
This is certainly a thought-provoking ad which I'd love to discuss with my fellow runners/joggers. I am at a loss for words as of the moment. Still trying to analyze how I really feel about this or if I am even at all affected by the whole runner and jogger debate. Though it makes me want to analyze myself if I am really a jogger or a runner. But then again, does it really matter?!
Your thoughts on this?
UPDATE: Just got back from my 10K Tempo run and here's what I did (and would usually do when I hit the pavement)...
I started walking first, then progressed to a jog for up to 2 kilometers and then started speeding up and ran a pace of 5:30-ish. So there. I walked, jogged and ran. So I am all three if you'd like to label it - a walker, jogger and runner, thank you very much! *bow* =) Frankly, I'm just happy I got out there!