The other day I was inspired to make something just for fun. Do you remember the last time you just gave in, put down your work and just did something that you knew you would enjoy even though it would probably go nowhere? That's the mood I'm talking about.
I created this little logo a few months ago while I was working on finishing my grad thesis. I actually threw him aside with the dozen and dozens of other "failed" logos I had sketched. Later, flipping through my sketchbook I found him and saw in him something I'd missed initially. He was exactly what I was looking for... He was fun. He was pure energy. He was running!
Well, I haphazardly cleaned him up and threw him around a few places as I was rushing to finish my thesis, but didn't really spend any quality time with him. The other day I discovered him again and decided he needed a real home where he could run free to his heart's content. Here at Running Pants Inc., he's free to run all he wants. And run he does! Just look at him go! Whilst running he thinks and dreams of running and poetry. Visit him everyday for a new haiku. He has thought of many and wants to share them. He also wants to share the haikus his friends have written. Won't you share a running haiku with him?
Haikus have three lines that go 5 - 7 - 5 syllables. Haikus can be about anything running- victories, trails, sneakers, short shorts, and even blisters. Here's an example for you.
A wind in my hair,
a wild furnace in my heart,
pebble in my shoe.
Let your creative juices flow! Think about it on your next run! Just relax for a minute and have fun! You can leave your submissions as comments or email them directly to me. We can't wait to hear them!
In the meantime, watch Running Pants Inc. slowly grow. Into what? you may ask. You'll just have to wait and see. I've already order tattoos of our little friend (let me know if you want one). In the future we're hoping for t-shirts, arm-warmers, bling and of course running pants! (Also, let me know if you're interested in some of these...) Remember friends; IT'S A MARATHON, not a sprint. Patience is rewarded.