Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life Is N-o-t Like a Dream


How often do you dream something at night and then spend the next morning or day thinking about your dream?

In some of my dreams, I do amazing things… I like those dreams.

Last night I was running (in my dream, of course…wearing some sort of high school cheerleader outfit – white with a navy blue stripe trimming the V-neck sleeveless top and the lower edge of the pleated skirt). I expected to soon become breathless, but to my amazement, I kept right on going, finishing off a mile down the road with a few effortless leaps and bounds. Wow, I was good!

I awoke with a grand desire to live that dream. A few minutes after 7:00, dressed in shorts, a t-shirt, and my running shoes, I headed out into the foggy morning. A chill was in the air; it was about 37 degrees – not too cold for shorts, right?

Five times around my block equals 2 miles; I have measured this with both my pedometer and my vehicle . That was my goal – 2 miles.

I ran half a block, walked half a block, ran and walked (thinking all the way that I should have worn gloves – my fingers were freezing) until I finished 2 miles – gasping, wheezing, and panting for breath.

As I said, life is NOT like a dream.

17 comments:

  1. It's wonderful that you were so inspired by something in a dream though that you tried to live a realistic version of it bright and early in the morning.

    I tend to have very stark, realistic, and often unpleasant dreams (I really wish I had more fanciful dreams!!!), so I'd generally rather prefer not to try and recreate those things that transpire when my eyes are closed most nights. ;)

    Thinking of you and sending tons of hugs your way, dear Hope.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. It's wonderful that you were so inspired by something in a dream though that you tried to live a realistic version of it bright and early in the morning.

    I tend to have very stark, realistic, and often unpleasant dreams (I really wish I had more fanciful dreams!!!), so I'd generally rather prefer not to try and recreate those things that transpire when my eyes are closed most nights. ;)

    Thinking of you and sending tons of hugs your way, dear Hope.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I am soooo happy to see you back blogging! Missed you dear friend.

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  4. Sweet Hope, you are back!!!! Can I just say my face lit up with a smile when your page pulled up and it said you were back :)

    I have missed you! Thank you for the post - you are inspiring! You kept going until your goal was reached.

    Blessings to you, dear friend!

    Hugs and love,
    Stephanie

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  5. Sweet Hope, you are back!!!! Can I just say my face lit up with a smile when your page pulled up and it said you were back :)

    I have missed you! Thank you for the post - you are inspiring! You kept going until your goal was reached.

    Blessings to you, dear friend!

    Hugs and love,
    Stephanie

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  6. Nice to read your posts again!

    Love that you woke up motivated, and got outside and hit the pavement running.

    You are a do-er!

    Hope you have a great night.

    friends :)
    K.

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  7. Nice to read your posts again!

    Love that you woke up motivated, and got outside and hit the pavement running.

    You are a do-er!

    Hope you have a great night.

    friends :)
    K.

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  8. I'm so happy that you decided to blog again!!!

    Isn't it funny how dreams sometimes motivate us? We once bought a house because of a dream I had! We spent some very special years in that house! :)

    Take care, dear Hope!

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  9. I'm so happy that you decided to blog again!!!

    Isn't it funny how dreams sometimes motivate us? We once bought a house because of a dream I had! We spent some very special years in that house! :)

    Take care, dear Hope!

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  10. I am so happy to see you blogging! This week I took a bloggy break due to my bed rest and am using old posts. But in the past I have just put up a note saying that I will be back in a week or two. One time a couple of years ago I said I was taking a couple of months off. That works too!

    I love the chalkboard look and good for you for exercising this morning!

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  11. I am so happy to see you blogging! This week I took a bloggy break due to my bed rest and am using old posts. But in the past I have just put up a note saying that I will be back in a week or two. One time a couple of years ago I said I was taking a couple of months off. That works too!

    I love the chalkboard look and good for you for exercising this morning!

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  12. Hope,

    I'm so proud of you! You did it! Keep up the great work and I think it was really good that you ran some and walked some. That's the way I first trained to be able to run straight through after building my endurance.

    Blessings,
    Carol

    P.S. I'm not sure why a photo of me did not show up on your "Follow" list. It might have to do with me having too many photos on my blog that has taken up too much space. If I can fix it, I will. I don't want to look like a giant "minus" sign. lol

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    1. Carol, you are LOVELY!!!

      P.S. It would be pleasant to see your face again - I hope you ARE able to find and fix the problem.

      ♥Hope

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  13. Hope,

    I'm so proud of you! You did it! Keep up the great work and I think it was really good that you ran some and walked some. That's the way I first trained to be able to run straight through after building my endurance.

    Blessings,
    Carol

    P.S. I'm not sure why a photo of me did not show up on your "Follow" list. It might have to do with me having too many photos on my blog that has taken up too much space. If I can fix it, I will. I don't want to look like a giant "minus" sign. lol

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    1. Carol, you are LOVELY!!!

      P.S. It would be pleasant to see your face again - I hope you ARE able to find and fix the problem.

      ♥Hope

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  14. Hello Hope!
    It is good to see you again! I knew you were back on through one of your messages to Stephanie. I have since made it possible for you to write me through G-mail, so I would love to hear from you sometime. Before I guess you could not reply back to me. All the thanks go to Stephanie, with out her I do not mannage the computer well.

    Good for you for getting up early and getting into such a work out! May you continue from here on out.

    Blessings!

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  15. Hello Hope!
    It is good to see you again! I knew you were back on through one of your messages to Stephanie. I have since made it possible for you to write me through G-mail, so I would love to hear from you sometime. Before I guess you could not reply back to me. All the thanks go to Stephanie, with out her I do not mannage the computer well.

    Good for you for getting up early and getting into such a work out! May you continue from here on out.

    Blessings!

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