This is what you get when you combine an athlete, a dirty mind, and Nike+ http://www.fastcompany.com/3034078/the-recommender/nike-penis-art-is-the-best-reason-to-exercise by @EvieN via @FastCompany

Plenty of research shows that exercise helps you be more creative, and never has this been more thoroughly proven than with Claire Wykoff's Nike+ art.

The San Francisco woman uses the activity tracking app to run in the shapes of elaborate (sometimes risque) pictures, including a Space Invaders alien, a stripper on a pole, an extended middle finger, and a corgi--but her most popular drawings so far are of male genitalia.

Wykoff's Nike+ art basically justifies the invention of smartphone apps, and is a brilliant motivator to get out there and run already so you can show off your best lewd creations on social media.

"There have been a bunch of requests for more penir, so this is for the fans," Wykoff wrote on her site. "You guys are like jockstraps: mostly white and really supportive."

See more of Wykoff's imaginative sketches at runningdrawing.tumblr.com.

"Friends. This morning we ran Slimer from Ghostbusters. If you like this print but have kids I could probably turn it into Cookie Monster for a large fee." -- Wykoff

"This run is for Ashleigh Blumer Kohlitz. It’s called "fuck cancer." Your west coast friends are thinking of you today. Thanks for giving me an excuse to run a middle finger. We know you’re gonna #kickash." -- Wykoff

"My sister asked me to run-draw her name, but we did her one better: we ran a stripper on a pole. It was 4.5 miles but well worth it for family." -- Wykoff

"Hey guys ran an alien from the 1978 Atari game Space Invaders. David said I should make the post funny but I got nothing. When I’m sad and I need a chuckle I think about Kim Kardashian with the shits." -- Wykoff

"We set out to run George Washington but instead ran the head of a Mennonite. It was a nice 3.5 miler around Byrd Park. Let me know if you’re interested in running one yourself. Could easily be turned into a Pilgrim." -- Wykoff

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Nike+ Penis Art Is The Best Reason To Exercise

Need some motivation to work out? Use your run-tracking app to get creative.

Plenty of research shows that exercise helps you be more creative, and never has this been more thoroughly proven than with Claire Wykoff's Nike+ penis art.

The San Francisco woman uses the activity tracking app to run in the shapes of elaborate (sometimes risque) pictures, including a Space Invaders alien, a stripper on a pole, an extended middle finger, and a corgi—but her most popular drawings so far are of male genitalia. As they should be.

Wykoff's Nike+ art basically justifies the invention of smartphone apps, and is a brilliant motivator to get out there and run already so you can show off your best lewd creations on social media.

See more of Wykoff's imaginative sketches at runningdrawing.tumblr.com.

[Image: Flickr user Robert Jinks]

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  • Marissa Harrison

    This is the best story I've read all week! Thanks for the laugh - I want the app! I will share it with my digital universe.

  • Marissa Harrison

    This is the best story I've read all week! Thanks for the laugh - I want the app! I will share it with my digital universe.

  • This is some sexist bullshit right here. ”And they should be?” If this was a guy doing boobs we would all abhor his misogyny. Way to make a ton of your readers who care about real creativity and business feel really uncomfortable. After 5 years, Im canceling my sub to the print mag tomorrow. Count on it.