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    If I had a million dol-lars!


    Have you seen the commercials for the Lotto Max game?

    I don’t normally watch commercials, but I caught this one out of the corner of my eye the other day.   I have searched high and low and can’t seem to find it online to show you, so I will just have to tell you about it.

    Set to Bob Sinclair’s Love Generation,   it shows a woman leaving her house for a run.  Each time she runs across the screen, she is in another part of the world – the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, somewhere in Africa….

    Maybe I am thinking too much, but I find it very interesting that in order to get people dreaming about how nice it would be to be rich, and thus buy tickets, they went with a runner.  Obviously this catches my attention because I am a runner.  But I am sure that runners are not their target audience, at least not exclusively, so they must have thought that something about that ad would resonate with the population in general.

    I guess I find it a little funny that they chose running to represent a lifestyle of ultimate freedom because to me, running is freedom.  At the very least, when I am running, I feel free.

    I am not gonna lie though, it’s not like I have never imagined how my running would change if I won the lottery!  Oh I’d have a coach, maybe a chef, a pair of tights for every day of the week.  Like the woman in the commercial, I would run everywhere.  The list goes on.

    Dream with me a little!  How would your running change if you won the lottery?

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!


    1. I would just have nicer shoes…and a big house with an indoor running track…and I would run all over the world…with my friends …on my private jet…lol…

    2. I like the gaming commercial with the fast boat and helicopter.

      A while back, I pledged to run everywhere I go and I am truly enjoying discovering new cities by running. I would love to have the means to turn that pledge around and go everywhere to run 🙂

    3. I would be running somewhere warmer like the woman in the commercial, possibly on a beach somewhere. Also, I’d have rockets in my shoes to help on tempo runs.

    4. MikeM – LOL!! I love the rockets 😀

      EndorphinBuzz – nice flip of the pledge – I would love to do the same.

      EZL2000 – The private jet is a great idea! Then we wouldn’t have to worry about getting enough water on flights!

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