It’s G.O. H.A.R.D! (November has the Best Holidays!)

GO HARD! I’m back from my run—who’s ready to share the sweat?
GO HARD! I’m back from my run—who’s ready to share the sweat?

Thanksgiving is around the corner, but before we share our gratitude over a table full of food it’s time to celebrate Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day (G.O. H.A.R.D.) with a little swapping of sweat!

I’m doling out hugs all day, starting with a couple of virtual ones to the guys over at Run The Edge, Tim Catalano and Adam Goucher, for masterminding this incredible holiday. Without their vision, G.O. H.A.R.D. simply would not exist. (They’ve put together a great list of ways to celebrate over on their blog—check it out!)

Runners come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds, and no matter how far we’ve come or how many more miles we’ve got left, it’s awesome to take a moment to give thanks for each other and the thing that brings us together—running!

Michael K. Farrell slogged it out on a treadmill last night in preparation for next week’s Turkey Trot (which I lovingly signed him up for without telling him), so he gets the first real-life hug of the day from me. Who else wants one? I’ll be hanging out in the Mission in San Francisco today with my arms wide open!

Are you celebrating G.O. H.A.R.D.? (Of course you are!) Who will you be hugging today? 

Caroline from I Heart Running Thinks I’m Pretty Great (The Feeling is Mutual!)

Yesterday my phone tweeted me an alert that I am the recipient of an award. My first thought: “Yes! I  won!” My second: “Wait, I don’t remember entering any contests.” Turns out, it’s a little pat on the back from Caroline of I Heart Running, a fellow blogger who happened upon Some Kind Of Runderful a few months ago.

I would like to thank all the roads, sneaker, races, and running buddies that have contributed to my success along the way.
I would like to thank all the roads, sneakers, races, and running buddies that have contributed to my success along the way.

One of the amazing things about being a runner is the amount of support the community doles out to one another. You feel it in a smile of commiseration at the track, a nod of acknowledgement on the trail, and in all those finish line cheers. That sense of support and community is one of the reasons why I’m hooked on running, and it’s a big part of why I started this blog. We all need positive feedback in life, and it’s so easy to give.

Thanks for the shout out, Caroline! I’m thrilled that we’re in this together!

The rules for these awards are:
1. Add The Versatile Blogger Award photo on a blog post
2. Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in your post.
3. Share seven things about yourself.
4. Pass the award along to 10 of your favorite bloggers.
5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Seven Things About Me:
I haven’t used anti-perspirant in months and I smell fine (I think).
I always over do it during strength workouts—DOMS gets me every single time!
I’m allergic to pineapple.
I’m 33 years old and my favorite place on earth is still my Gramma’s lap.
I think hummingbirds are incredible.
I loathe washing silverware by hand.
I believe being active and noshing on healthy foods can help YOU find your Some Kind of Runderful life, too.

My 10 Favorite Bloggers (some non-runners included):
Tim and Adam @ Run The Edge
Dorothy Beal @ Mile Posts
Lauren Fleshman @ Ask Lauren Fleshman
Maggie @ Fat Bottom Slim
Paulette @ Just Keep Running
Vera @ Super Generic Girl
The deep thinker @ Cult Fit
Baze @ Beautycism
Christy @ Allure Weddings
John and Sherry @ Young House Love

What do you love about the running community? Who are your favorite bloggers?