I wish I was dreaming of crossing that finish line on January 14th but the theme of my dreams last night was just the opposite. The further I get into my day, the less I remember about the 3 dreams that woke me up through the wee hours this morning.
In one dream, I was at the finish line and there was a race official standing by the entrance to GRB. I had already finished and was waiting around for all my "official" goodies like my medal and t-shirt, etc. I see this guy running. He's about halfway down Rusk but the official yells to the guys at the finish mats, "OK, we gotta shut 'er down!" At that point in the dream, for some strange, dream-like reason, I don't know if I made it under the cutoff or not. I ask the official and he shows me my name printed on the list. Something like 6:02:00. I'm ecstatic. I make my way over to the table to pick up my medal and the lady tells me that the medals cost $800 and I can't have a finisher's shirt, no reason. So, even though I finished the race under the cutoff, I couldn't have a medal or finisher's shirt.
In dream 2, I'm running along the marathon course, not the real marathon course, the one in my dream. I'm making good time and I know for sure that I'm gonna make it under the cutoff. The course takes the runners through a neighborhood and acutally through the living room of one of the houses along the way. I go in there and see some friends. After looking at my watch, I see I have plenty of time so I take my shoes off and visit for a while. After some time, I figure it's time to be on my way. I put my shoes on but they won't tie or I can't tie them. I keep trying and trying and the clock starts to move faster and faster but I can't tie the darn shoes. Then I wake up. What a nightmare!!!
I don't remember the 3rd dream but it was along the lines of the same theme.
It's been good eatin' today, so far. This morning, I had my favorite breakfast, steel cut oats, fresh raspberries, and a little skim milk. I made a yummy sandwich to take for lunch with turkey, whole wheat bread, fresh lettuce, tomato, red onion, black olives, and bell pepper. Lowfat yogurt and an apple rounded out the lunch.
I made a trip over the the best little barber shop in Texas over my lunch break and got to talk race strategy with Matt. I left there felling better about the race and about my hair. ;o)
Looking forward to some easy running tonight if the weather holds and 8 easy miles on Saturday, perhaps with some Striders who are running over in River Oaks.
Good news! I'm able to be off work on Friday, the 12th so I'm planning on doing the Expo with June and SteveB on that day. Anyone else interested in getting that stuff done on Friday, let us know and we'll hook up.
More on race strategy later. God bless!