Thursday, September 27, 2012

and the race day dreams begin...


Last night, the weird race day dreams began.  I blame the salt tabs I have been loading up on for the past 24 hours.  (Thanks, Mere.  I think...)  There were no dreams of me crossing the finish line.  I am still disappointed / amazed that my dream was off by 2 minutes.  These were dreams involving panic.  I guess that is an indication of where my mind is and my feeling of lack of preparation 
(real or not).  

Dream one involved the swim.  It wasn't a race but felt more like a practice or something similar to the 5k swim I did last weekend.  I got out of the lake and was met by two people who were shaking their heads.  They told me I wasn't good enough to go on and suggested I take more lessons.  In the dream I was wailing I was crying so hard.  There may have also been a snort or two.  CR woke me up because I was thrashing about.  The weird part about that dream -  my face was wet with tears when I woke up.  Crazy.

Dream two that same night was at a Disney race.  There were about 8 million people in the race (give or take a few).  Somehow my bib number wasn't right or I had forgotten it.  There was an issue that I can't remember now which required me to go to the officials to straighten it out.  By the time I got it resolved I was moved to wave number 27 (I had been in wave number 2).  I was panicked and trying to weasel my way to an earlier wave but couldn't make it past the people who were the gatekeepers for the wave.  I wasn't trying to move because I cared about being in wave 27 but because my clothing choice that day involved wearing a black, long sleeved shirt and the temps were rising and I knew I couldn't run a marathon in those temperatures.  I am surprised I didn't wake up sweating from the heat at Disney World.  LOL.   

Whew.  My sleep is wearing me out!  Is it race day yet???           


   

12 comments:

B.o.B. said...

Good lord woman! Your race dreams just gave me a mild panic attack. ;)

You know that you are ready! You've done this before. This is just a big, long training day for you. You can and you will kick ass!

Carolina John said...

Good luck this weekend! Crazy shiz like that means you're ready to race hard. Go get 'em.

TwynMawrMom said...

Funny! Glad to know I'm not the only one. Your body is saying it's ready!! Or maybe you were wet with tears of laughter because someone suggested you needed lessons. Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Matthew Smith said...

Those dreams are horrible! It's a good thing they usually don't come true. I just realized you already ARE and Ironman! That's so cool! Good for you, and good luck at Augusta!

Mike said...

Crazy race dreams :-). I've had a few where I woke up panicked, out of breathe with my heart racing. They can seem so real.

Char said...

Those dreams feel so real, don't they?! I've had ones where I've forgotten my shoes and have to run bare foot or have been on the toilet when the gun went off. It's almost a relief to wake up.

Marv said...

Had some scary race dreams and they always involved being lost on the race course, and like Char, forgetting things, losing things while trying to find my way.. Freud...where are you?

Katie said...

WELL?! can't wait to hear about it!

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