G.O. H.A.R.D.

G.O.H.A.R.D.G.O. H.A.R.D. = Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day

A holiday declared by the guys at Run the Edge, Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano. This is the second year this event has been celebrated, but I’m all for it being an ongoing event!

Read their post about ways to celebrate

Running the Edge
I read their book, Running the Edge, a few weeks ago and was really impressed with it. It’s not a how-to-run book, it’s more about mental aspects and applying those to your running and life in general. It’s really a phenomenal book.

Something that really struck me was their approach to saying “Someday…” Example, when the authors said they’d like to do something “Someday”, they immediately turned it into doing it right then. I do think we get mired down into wishing for things and I like the idea that you can launch right into making someday TODAY.

On the flipside of that, it’s not always practical to be doing your someday things immediately. For example: I would like to run an ultra someday. I can’t make that reality right now because I have a new baby. And then she’ll be a toddler and a young kid… let’s face it, a mom’s schedule is tight and when I have to take care of her needs, be a wife and work a full-time job, I don’t really have the time to train for an ultra.

Another thing I’d like to do someday is be able to do tricks with a hula hoop. AKA hooping. I don’t know why I want to do this, it just seems like fun. But that is something that I could work on now. I could spend 10-15 minutes each night after the baby goes to bed and before settling in to watch TV with the hubby practicing some of those.

I’d also like to have purple streaks in my hair someday. I have a friend who is a stylist, she’s been on my Team Challenge team several times and she has been cutting my hair lately. I bet she could advise me on the placement and adding purple streaks to my hair. That’s something that could be doable fairly soon.

What kind of things are on your “to do someday” list and can you start tackling those now?

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