Lap (Running) Running a lap around a track represents doing the work required to make a difference in your life that will have a positive effect on your physique. Dreaming about running a lap represents that you have what it takes to make yourself look good. Lap (Body) The lap is a place of comfort and protection. Dreaming that someone or something is sitting on your lap means that you feel a responsibility to protect them. Likewise, if you dream that you are in someone’s lap it means that you feel as if it is their responsibility to protect and care for you.