Wednesday Word: Dreamer


Deb Runs

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.

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I WILL!

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.

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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.”

after the race

my 3rd of out 8 FRWs.

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???

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YES, I COULD!!!!!

Happy Running! Are you a “Dreamer?” Do you or did you have a running “dream?”

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13 thoughts on “Wednesday Word: Dreamer

  1. Beautiful! I have a similar background (minus the tennis). I did several 5K’s and thought they were like a marathon….I’d have to huff and puff, and walk intermittently. Now, they make me huff and puff, but only because I’m usually challenging myself to see how fast I can run those 3.1 miles. It’s amazing what we can do if we commit to the journey 😉

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  2. I love this! Dreams are sometimes the only thing that gets us through tough times or difficult runs. Ever since last year, I have been dreaming about running a half marathon. Last year I was two weeks away from the race before an injury took me out. This year, I have my race picked out and I am slowly training but I am scared. I am scared I will get so close to my dream and then have to walk away from it again. My husband doesn’t get why I am so set on a half marathon. But it is my dream, part of my bucket list.

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