What it's like going to a Naruto runThis was supposed to be a joke event on Facebook. Then it turned into a real thing.
Aah! We went to a Naruto run over the weekend, a Facebook event that started as a joke and turned into something way too real. Even if you've never heard of Naruto, you've definitely seen this goofy run from the anime. If you're not familiar with it, here's one of the runners explaining it. So you just bend your body forward and then extend your arms to a 30-degree angle Bury debris. [LAUGH] And then you start running. The Anime trope became a running joke because of how prominent it was in the show, how ridiculous it looked, and the people who seriously ran like this thinking that it would make them faster. Well, more than 900 people said they were attending the event on Facebook, but only about 20 people showed up in Central Park. I decided to join them, because I've always wanted to be part of a living Mean. I hopped on the train to Central Park, got warmed up and I was ready to go. It turns out the majority of people who clicked attending the event did it as a joke. Here's to the hand full that actually showed up and ran. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]