My Dream before Boston Marathon:
It started out that me, a guy I work with who was a runner and a girl I went to junior high and high school with, were headed to packet pickup. Once we got to the very large conference center I realized that I forgot my bag with all my race gear in it, including shoes. I asked my travel companions if they would go back and get my stuff, but they said that I had time and we could all go. They were very mad that I forgot my stuff, like I didn't feel bad enough. I was worried about having enough time to wait in the race bib line and to make my bus in time. Plus I had no idea where we were going. ANXIETY
Somehow I convinced my friends to get my gear for me and waited in line. Once I got to the front of the line they said my bib was at the bus loading zone, which was where?? I was wearing crocs and did not have my hair done
I was walking down the hall and the girl in the dream turned to Jill HERE, I instantly felt better when she handed me my bag. Suddenly we were in my Jeep driving to find the proper place to get my bib. It was a rural area with dirt roads. We parked and there were 4 people and a volunteer. I waited and waited and the volunteer said I was in the wrong place. So we drove back to the conference center.
Somehow it became a weird concert hall surrounded by grass, I climbed up the hill and there were yellow buses... Bus they were taking off full and I couldn't fit. So Jill and I wandered around to find more buses. I wanted to change into my race gear but my arms wouldn't work, so I carried my bag, but realized that I would not have time to check it and would lose everything that I had in it.
Our last companion, who was now a guy on our high school reunion committee, showed up in a banana hammock speedo, WEIRD!! I gave him an awkward hug and boarded the "party bus" which was filled with middle aged, slightly overweight men, in cargo shorts, with long hair and unshaven faces, they were huge and jumping up and down with beers in hand. I slid into the one open seat and we drove off. The drunkard driver speeding past fit looking runners trying to get on the bus, the runners were screaming and chasing us, I felt so badly. I realized that Jill had no idea where to go in Boston but knew she would find me at the Finish.
Still in my crocs with my hair down, but headed toward the start, I woke up..
My Dream Last Night:
I was at a local 5K ready to run FAST. When the gun went off I realized that there were no course markings and that people were running all which ways around the track, bleachers and into the building of a junior high school. I kept running with no idea where to go. I realized taht somehow the back of the pack were taking a short loop and I was having to dodge kids and a 16:00 min mile pace sign. I went into the school and ran up down and around the building.
Finally making it out into an obstacle course with orange arrows that made no sense. Junior High aged kids were frantically zooming around. I felt like I was leading the pack with 2.65 miles done, but I had no idea where to run. I was ahead....but woke up before the Finish Line.
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My Race Schedule:
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Black Diamond Miner's Day 5K- 7/9
See Jane Run Seattle Half Marathon- 7/17
Lise & Faith Memorial Run 5K/10K- 8/20
Hood to Coast Relay with Nuun Team- 8/26-8/27
Athleta Iron Girl 5K/10K- 9/11
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