Dreamers and doers

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tomorrow morning I have to run 12 miles. Therefore, this might be my last ever blog post. I will try to make it a fulfilling one. 

Meredith gave me some good advice via email today -- "You're training to race, not racing to train." I think I need to remember this tomorrow and sloooooooow dooooooown with my run. I had a certain time goal in mind for my 12 miles tomorrow, but, I do think if I go slower, I might actually get more out of it. It's going to be a long, long, long run. 


Anyway, lately, I've been thinking a lot about dreamers and doers. 

We all know dreamers. These are the people who make grandiose plans about everything -- going to certain sporting events, traveling, trying new things, signing up for competitions, planning to buy things. And while having dreams is incredibly important in life, dreamers rarely follow through. It's never the right time to book the flight, register for the race, order that big ticket item they've been waiting to buy. Dreamers continue to dream, loftily, but without the follow through.

I love dreamers. I do. But I want to be a doer. I don't want to wait until the time is right -- the time is never going to be right, as there will ALWAYS be things to get in the way. I don't want to look at pictures of places I'll never go -- I want to GO! Now! Before life gets in the way! 

And because I am becoming more a doer, I didn't want the 2012 Princess Half to pass me by. I debated for a long time about running. When I wasn't able to rally a partner, I thought long and hard about not running. But I didn't want to add this to my someday Bucket List. I wanted to do this. Now. Because right now is the best time to do it. And whether it goes horribly or wonderfully, at least I will be doing it. 

I would rather be a doer that dreams than a dreamer who never does. 

1 comment:

  1. First, good luck on your long run today!

    I totally agree on the dreamer/doer section. So glad you decided to do the Princess with or without any comrades.

    After my sister's recent lung cancer diagnosis I looked at my own life. I'm happy with where I am. The one thing I really want to do is the Goofy Challenge 2013 (1/2 marathon one day/full marathon the next). I have found no one to join me either. That's OK. Others are just for fun & company but they will not "make or break" my dream. I wanted to do it this year but it didn't pan out so I'm gearing up again for 2013 with more determination. If I died tomorrow I would be sad I hadn't done the Goofy Challenge. I don't want any regrets so I'm pushing hard to make my dream a reality!


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