Question: Are you the type of person who turns a dream into reality shortly after confessing it? Or even after a reasonable amount of time? I admire you if you are that person – because I am not. Except for those no-brainer ones that come naturally like letting your husband know how much you appreciate him more throughout the week.
I am curious about the dreams you turn into goals because they don’t come naturally and you need a timeline to achieve. The ones you feel you can’t do – or if you do them it will take a lifetime. Those are the dreams achieved with grit. Pure determination. Ones that when accomplished you value them more because you realize you just reached a goal you thought could only be a dream.
I have recently revealed a goal which has been a dream. Maybe more of a daydream, but definitely something I have fantasized about. Maybe I am crazy at 42 years old, but I want to run a 50k. That is a little over 31 miles on trail. Doubting the distance I thought I should start with a 30k. But, discussing it with my friend and personal trainer she hit me with the “You can do a 50k. It isn’t much more than a marathon, and you can train for a marathon in a year” in a voice I actually believed her. So here I sit with a dream that is now a goal.
If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I started running only 3 years ago. I have not ran over a 10k race at one time, and I have not made running a priority. I run when I get a chance or find myself free in the hills. Making this goal will require intentional training and commitment. A real lifestyle change for me, and for my family. I couldn’t do it without my family on my team. I am looking to sign up for half marathons to start and then a full marathon to prepare me for the distance. I am not going to lie, it seems like a big task, but not unreachable. I know this is going to be an intentional year, and I am excited to see where my Brooks take me.
Writing is the easy part. Now, I start my training.
I want to hear about your goals and how you are making them reality.