For When You Want to Sprint Toward That Dream

windingpathI’m a runner.

I first started really running several months after my daughter was born. That pesky baby weight was still hanging on, and I felt blah from all of the short nights and a basically brand-new life of this wonderfully exhausting thing called mommyhood.

However, I quickly found myself with almost a need to go running. Now I joke with people that I run for two reasons.

One, because it’s faster than walking.

And, two, so I can eat chocolate.

Take your pick…I think they’re both fantastic reasons, though one may tip the scales more than the other. 😉

I just run…I like to get where I’m going, and I like to get there fast.

And the same thing happens with my dreams, too.

I dream big, I dream all-out, and I dream in fast forward.

Must. Happen. Now. Yes, God? I know You totally agree.

I was thinking about this mindset during a Saturday morning several months ago as I tackled my first 10k. In the running world, this is not a huge accomplishment, but it was on my bucket list and something I wanted to cross off with a big, fat, thick X.


And as I sprinted trotted through those miles of hills, (because why wouldn’t I choose a course full of hills for my first 10k???) I thought a little.

Or, a lot.

About how I treat so much in my life like a race.

Today I’m over at God-Sized Dreams, sharing some lessons He’s taught me along the path to a dream. Join me here? :)


Photo Credit: NCinDC



  1. This photo is almost the same visual as running along the Fox River! Okay, maybe not…..but it makes me want to run along that path I see. Although my dreams typically involve how to complete a brake job on my car. Uggggg….

  2. Awesome job on your first 10k!!! I run too, but this last year it has taken a serious hit. There’s nothing like it though-once you’re back in the swing of things, which I’m still working on ;). If you ever want to run a race in Washington, let me know and I’ll join ya!

    • Thank you, Marcy! My running has actually taken a hit in the last few months, too…too much snow and cold, and I don’t like treadmills. I can’t wait for spring! :) And, yes…I’ll let you know if I’m ever in Washington…that would be so fun!

  3. I never thought of it like this, but I’m the same way…..I want to get ‘er done (so to speak) in my running and in my life. Most of the time, the Lord is on ‘saunter thru the woods and look at the lilies’ kind of speed, and I’m frustrated most of the time.

    Oh, and I’ll join you and Marcy if you come to Washington to race (smile)

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