Why do I have this crazy dream of running in Lane 8, in the 400 meter finals (Men 50-54), at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships?
I don’t know exactly.
There are several factors:
1. Hereditary high cholesterol.
2. I get bored easily.
3. I have a tendancy to dream BIG!
4. I’d like to live to see our eight-year old son graduate High School in ten years.
5. It’s absolutely impossible!
There, I said it.
It IS impossible.
The only reason it’s impossible is because the odds say so.
After a decade of obstacles, simply to get and stay healthy, I’ve come to realize that the hard work and the time commitment, have elevated my running from ordinary to something unexpected – extraordinary.
So, while I’m healthy and motivated, I’d like to revisit a childhood dream of being an Olympian. Thank you Randy Paush (The Last Lecture), for the permission to hold onto childish dreams.
Dream big. Get there. Stay there.
Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem. 🙂