Well this week has been exciting and tiring for sure! I spent 3 days filming for Mizuno. What could be better than getting filmed doing all your training, in your favourite trainers, in beautiful locations?! It was different and exciting for sure, but tiring none the less!
Day one was spent at Woking sports box on their brand-new, pristine and bouncy track. I had to throw my controlling, OCD nature out of the window and ‘go with the flow’. Definitely not something I excel at! Coming from someone who plans every aspect of their day, down to what time I will have a shower, it doesn’t come naturally. This resulted in me asking countless questions, in order to fathom some idea of what was going on. A taxi collected us at 6:30 to take us over to Woking. Filming was scheduled to start at 7, but there seems to be a lot of faff in the filming world, therefore we stared at 9! We caught lots of shots of my run, excitingly I was followed by a film crew on a quad bike. Then headed into the gym for them to follow my ‘routine’, finally I had some idea of what was happening! Then we ended back on the track, catching shots of me giving my best ‘acting’ shot of having to gasp for breathe at the end of a race. Apparently I didn’t look sweaty, so this resulted in me having water chucked all over my face! If it looked effective, I guess why not!
Day Two was much more interesting and exciting for me. With a much more leisurely start, we arrived at the Brecon Beacons at 11, intending to start immediately. However in typical faff style, following on from yesterday, we didn’t start filming until 2pm! Not exactly on time, something I really am not used to!
Having stated numerous times I had a session that ‘had’ to be done, they followed my session on the quad bike, catching natural sweaty shots this time! Not only was I being followed by a quad bike, but the majority of the day was shot on a drone. Sounds very professional and technical. Luckily they understood I wasn’t a robot and couldn’t run for the entire day at every location they desired, therefore I was able to focus on my session with minimal extra filming, and push myself as hard as should’ve done. I was strong to state that if there was any extra shots, it was a single extra shot, not 15 more! 😂 They seemed to get the message about this! We shot in some beautiful locations, with stunning scenery, and of course, in true runner style, there were a few toilet stops in the wilderness!
By the end of another very long day, I was definitely ready for my bed. An exciting and unique few days, to be continued with a few shots of me aqua jogging, not quite so invigorating for the camera! The best part of it, I got free clothes and shoes 💪🏼🙌🏼🏃🏼♀️
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