Happy Star Wars Day 2016

Two things struck me earlier today: it’s Star Wars Day (May 4th – may the force ) and, it’s May!

The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you”— “May the Fourth be with you”. Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday. wikipedia

Last year we shared a few ideas on commemorating this day.  This time around, we’re recommending you use this day as inspiration to achieve your goals using a creative Star Wars approach.  Take runner, artist, and Jedi, Gene Lu as an example.

For Gene, the road is an open canvas on which he maps his routes creating Star Wars imagery with each of his GPS-acquired steps.  See more of Gene’s pictures on Instagram.  It’s no easy feat, but I’m hoping you’ve been as motivated/inspired as I have by his efforts.  In fact, I’m ready to strap on my running shoes and hitting the trail. Again.

Gene Lu – RaceWars compilation

Earlier this week, I joined my darling wife, a seasoned runner with a few marathons under her belt, on a 2.5-mile “fun-run” down the Salt Creek path.  There was nothing fun about it for me as it quickly turned into a run, walk, crawl of an outing for my pathetically out of shape self. With quadriceps and hamstrings still aching today – stairs have been an ordeal; I had no plans on joining her again this week.  But, inspired by Gene’s efforts, I’m looking forward to joining my wife on her next outing. Not to mimic Gene’s work, though I’d be happy to manage an outline of the Death Star but, to learn to enjoy running to the point where I can tackle this Star Wars-themed half marathon at Disneyland and live to blog about it.