Running Nightmare

Dreams and nightmares usually happen to me when I’ve been thinking about something a lot.  When I waitressed during the summer college years I always had nightmares about forgetting to bring people their food.  It was awful!  Well last night I had my first running nightmare.  It was marathon morning and throughout the race I was running in slow motion.  It was as if something was holding me back and preventing me from getting into my stride.  I don’t even know what the outcome of the race was because the dream did not last that long–I’m glad.

I’ll blame my brain’s thoughts on pre-race jitters.  With the race just a little over a week away, I’ve been starting to have worries that I am not ready and won’t hit my target, which has changed throughout my training.  I need to remind myself that I have worked hard to get to this point and that I am going to do just fine. And no matter the outcome, running a marathon in and of itself is something to be proud of accomplishing.

Jumping out of bed this morning was a little easier since I felt like I had to prove the dream was not real.  So I completed seven miles on the trail, focusing on my breathing and stride and then simply enjoying some music.  I also took time to view the beauty of the Virginia fall scenery while quietly thanking God for the incredible opportunity I have been given to stretch my mind and body throughout this process.


Race day is going to be great!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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One Response to Running Nightmare

  1. Thanks! All your support is great!

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