Never before have I had a dream about running. but everywhere I turn in runner blogland, I hear about everyone's race dreams. People describing how they showed up to the race naked, or how something horrible (or amazing) happened to them during their race dream. I never once got to experience that.
Does that make me weird? I used to think that. Like I wasn't doing it right or something. I didn't seem to share the same fears that others did before a race. I guess my mentality of "just finish it" was working a little too well.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. I registered for the Tinfoilman Triathlon in October thinking it would be the challenge that I was looking for. A few day after registering, I had my very first race dream. The first dream had the triathlon all screwed up. We started running and then switched to biking, in which I took the lead, and then finished with swimming. I won (as you should in your own dream) but I had the strangest feeling when I woke up. Was I nervous? Is this what happens when you get nervous about a race? I don't think I've ever been nervous about a race. Not until the very last minute anyway.
|It wasn't even a fancy hotel. Dreams, why don't you upgrade me?|
What do these dreams mean? I guess I could be nervous. Like I said, I have never really been nervous about a race before. Maybe I need this race? Or maybe they're telling me I'm going to fall in love with triathlons. :)
What happens in your race dreams? Have you ever had one?