Race Nightmares

Hi friends.

I apologize for my rant yesterday – why is it that when you have a rough day you just want to tell everyone? Probably because empathy makes you feel better.

Ryan knows what's up.

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I made it!

I'm from Iowa City, Home of the Hawkeyes...couldn't resist!

Sorry I’m not sorry for being such a hater of all rival schools of KU and Iowa :)

Back to normally scheduled programming now.

Last night I dreamt I was running a 5 mile race. It was crowded and I was running through tunnels of people cheering. I really wanted to beat my competitive friends who were also in the race, and I was running as fast as I could. All of a sudden, my legs became heavy and it was like I was running in molasses; my legs were in slow motion. Everyone was passing me. I was pushing so hard and not getting anywhere. Suddenly I was so far behind that I didn’t have anyone to follow and I took a wrong turn. All my friends then walked by, having already finished.

What DOES it all mean?! I always have running-in-slow-motion dreams. Or dreams where I can’t get to the starting line in time. Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me not to start out fast? Or that I’m slow? Ha!

I do tend to start too slow; I’m always nervous I’ll tire out quickly and be unable to finish. And then I have too much energy left at the end.

I need to learn balance. And again, pacing.

I’m heading to Lawrence, KS tomorrow.

My happy place.

Im debating whether I should complete my 5 mile run today or early tomorrow morning. I’d like to stick with my Saturday run schedule…however tomorrow would involve waking up around 4:30am, running, driving 4.5 hours, and then immediately joining the basketball related festivities at my alma mater. Decisions. I should probably stop being lazy and just wake up early.

Do you tend to start races too fast or too slow (or just right?) Tell me your funny race dreams!  What’s on your schedule for this weekend? 

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  1. March 30, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I always have that crazy recurring race dream about getting to the starting line and “forgetting” how to run. Not a fun one to have at all!

    Sorry you had a rough day yesterday, but I like the picture you posted. It’s really pretty there!

    • March 30, 2012 / 8:42 pm

      Those dreams always seem so real!

      Thanks, I love my home :) it’s really great (except in Winter time! Too cold). Lots more pics to come!

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