A friend of mine posted this on Twitter last night: A dream doesn't have to be BIG to be a big dream. Big dreams come in all sizes :) And it got me thinking about dreams. I once dreamed I would become a pediatric oncologist. Then I realized math and science weren't my forte and headed toward the law degree I now have. I dreamed about traveling the world - and have had some pretty amazing experiences realizing that dream. I dreamed about moving back to my hometown and becoming the Executive Director of an amazing non-profit - and that dream has come true. On my fitness journey, I've had a few dreams too. I dreamed about doing a sprint triathlon.
I dreamed about running a half marathon. I still dream about running a sub 30 minute 5k. Maybe it's because I'm pregnant and am "sitting on the sidelines" for the time being, but I really haven't been thinking about big dreams lately. Maybe it's because part of me is afraid that I have achieved all this "wannabe athlete" is capable of achieving. Maybe I should leave the "big dreams" to others more athletic, more dedicated than me. But then I remember that if I had that mentality when I started this journey, I still wouldn't be able to run a mile. I wouldn't know the thrill of crossing the finish line of my first half marathon. I wouldn't know that I really am so much stronger than I thought I could be. So maybe...just maybe...it's time to dream big again. What is your BIG dream?