Monday, December 13, 2010

Running Down a Dream

I was on the treadmill this afternoon, doing the ultimate boring task of running 4 miles while standing still, when my sister text me that she was thinking of me via this song.

I thought it somewhat poetic that I was indeed, quite literally, running down a dream! Although I am not a fast runner, I want to be! I practice, I take advice. I am working very hard on my body fat percentage reduction (okay, not AS hard during the month of December). I think about how slow I am and it makes me want to quit sometimes.

But the fact is, I ran 4 miles today. I RAN 4 MILES TODAY. I may have run them slower than most people, but I did it and that's all that matters to me!

Dreams are funny things. So relative, so individual to station and experience. Someone may dream of just having enough to eat, while I dream of running as sub 2:30 half marathon. Some may dream of going to college, some of meeting a super star. Some dreams may take focus, hard work, and much time. Others may be reliant on happenstance.

Whatever it is, you have to have dreams. I know, I know, it sounds cliche. But it's true! Even if your dream is just to pay off the MasterCard by the end of the year, that's great! Setting little goals to reach the big deal is important. Get to it and figure out what it is you want. Set a couple of little milestones along the way and before you know it, you will have at least done SOMETHING - even if you didn't make it all the way.


  1. I think you're doing an amazing job! I am so proud of you and all the work you do with exercise and eating right. You are doing wonderfully! :)

  2. YAY! You ran four miles! That's so awesome. =)
    Thank you for the encouraging words.