Over the years, I have had occasional dreams about running. Usually, I am running for miles and miles. Sometimes I'm barefoot, and most of the time, I'm just wearing regular street clothes. I never have any trouble breathing or keeping up my stamina. I don't have to stop for water, there are no breaks. Just constant running as if I was taking a walk along the shoreline.
I've been having these dreams more frequently. Freud would say it's obvious, but I like to think it's just because I miss running.
To dream that you are running away from someone, indicates an issue that you are trying to avoid. You are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In particular, if you are running from an attacker or any danger, then it suggests that you are not facing and confronting your fears.
To dream that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to, signifies lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. It may also reflect your actual state of REM paralysis while in the dream state.
To dream that you are running alone, signifies that you will advance to a higher position and surpass your friends in the race for wealth. Alternatively, you may be running from some situation or from temptation.
To dream that you are running with others, signifies festive and prosperous times.