Putting your aspirations into words is usually the first step towards realising them. This inspired me and gave me the courage to write about my dreams here.

My biggest dream is to run a marathon on each continent by 2023. I will turn 50 that same year. This dream refuses to leave me alone. I can see my goal in front of my eyes when I go for a run.

Another major dream is for me to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This 4,265-kilometre route runs from the Mexican border to Canada. In the meantime, I dream of hiking on Halti Fell in Finnish Lapland, in Svalbard in Norway, and in Iceland, Greenland and Canada, among other places, in the summer or winter.