Before I retired a couple of years ago and as my professional life became increasingly demanding and stressful, my exercise level and physical condition dropped and my weight ballooned. I had a recurring dream in which I was running fast, without effort and without stop; not running from something, just running.
This afternoon, I captured that feeling but in reality as I was spinning along a 10 mile mostly straight section of my ride, with a 15+ mph wind at my back. I was 22-23 mph with very little effort and little felt wind when it occurred to me that this was the dream, speed, almost floating, no pursuit, no pursuers.
Unfortunately the dream ended when I turned around and had to beat back the same 10 miles against the wind.