Friday, April 2, 2010

What is Your Dream

I have an awesome neighbor. She is the one who always watches Chloe when I race and Doug isn't home. She is like a Grandmother to Chloe and boy does Chloe adore her. Anyway none of that is really my point. A few days ago I was outside playing with Chloe and she came over. She said she really enjoyed my Blog and she said "Tara what is your dream." This question somehow completely threw me off. I know what my long term and short term goals are but what are my dreams? Are dreams the same as goals? Somehow for me goals are things if I work hard enough I can attain, dreams may or may not be attainable. It is sort of like saying all squares are quadrilaterals but not all quadrilaterals are squares. In that analogy squares are dreams and quadrilaterals are goals. So again what are my Squares (dreams)? I know what they are in my personal life but in my running life I am not sure. Is that nuts or what? I have a ton of quadrilaterals but few if any are what I would define as four equal sided figures with 90 degree angles. I think I might have to chew on this one for a while but, in the mean time I am interested in what your dreams are. Let me have it. I think I list my goals often here so you all know where I am headed and what I want to achieve so I won't rename them. Is it possible I can't define my dreams because if I put them out there or even allow myself to think of them as dreams then they will become goals and then I will have to go after them and achieve them or fail trying?


Nursing Stroller-Pushing Marathoner said...

HAHA I love your math analogy. My dream is to get a big fat book advance, rent a big van or motor home and drive around the country to meet lots of running moms, run with them and write their stories.

jill said...

your math analogy hurt my brain - you are wicked smart!

my running dream is BOSTON. and to do a half w/ my hubby. and to run more races w/ you ladies!!

Marny said...

I love Anna's dream. I am still thinking about this one. I have Boston and ultras on my list, but I consider them attainable goals. Dreams for me are a little more far-fetched. You must have read my mind because I've been thinking about doing a post about the "super secret goal" that you have for each race. The one you're really going for, but you never say aloud. I have one for the 50, but I can't say what it is ;)

tara said...

Now Marny that is just evil. To say you have a super secret goal for a race in two weeks but won't tell us, not right, not right at all :). Hope you get it.

Tracey Kite said...

My running dreams are simple, yet not sure if they are attainable.
1) To run pain and injury free (no more shin splints!!!!!!!!)
2) To run till I die, not die running just be in good enough shape to keep on running till I die. Whether it is when I am 60 or 90 I want to run!