Every Wednesday, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.
Today’s word is DREAMER.
The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is John Lennon’s song, right?
I don’t think of myself as a “dreamer.”
a person whose ideas and plans are not practical or based in reality
I think I know my body’s limitations.
Sub 8 minute miles? Sub 27 minute 5K? Sub 2 hour half marathon?
I don’t think so.
I want to run for a long time. I don’t want to risk getting injured. I am realistic about my abilities.
That doesn’t mean that I won’t give it my best shot in every race I run.
Now this would be dreaming:
But seriously, before I was a runner, I used to read about the Freihofer Run for Women. I used to think that it was an awesome feat to be able to run 3 miles.
Thousands of women did run the race but I wasn’t the least bit athletic and never thought I could or would.
Once I decided to try running, this was the first race that I wanted to do. To me, it meant that I was really a “runner.”
So I guess, in a sense, running the Freihofer Run for Women was “a dream come true.”
Then after a few years of running 5ks, I wondered (or dreamed) about running a half marathon. But I was 58. Could I???
Happy Running! Are you a “Dreamer?” Do you or did you have a running “dream?”