Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Those Race Nightmares

Tuesdays on the Run with April, Patty, and Erika.


Today's theme is "dream race."  Are we talking bucket list?  Not me today.  Let's talk about those nightmares.  I'm sure we've all had them.  Training is going well, the race is coming up, and all of a sudden you have a nightmare about race day.  You forget your breakfast, you sleep through your alarm, you're late to the start...

My nightmare was about my first half, the Princess half, but none of the above.  It happened during the race itself, and I have no idea where my subconscious came up with this theme park.  It had the front of the Magic Kingdom, which is not included on the race course, and rides that aren't in WDW, let alone Disneyland.  What had I been eating the night before?


I didn't wake up in a sweat, but I certainly questioned my sanity for a split second.  I've been to other theme parks and not one of them looked like the one in my dream.  Zeesh!

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  1. I think we all have a dream/nightmare before a big race. Luckily I have never overslept...one of my biggest fears. During princess wkend we were in line behind a bunch of ladies that said they had overslept for the princes half. I felt so bad for them. But I found it odd that not one of their alarms they heard? -L

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    1. They slept through all of their alarms? I'm up well before my alarm since that is one of my worst fears. I was awake an hour before my alarm for Princess '12.

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  2. I have nightmares about missing races or taking a wrong turn all the time before a race! I've never had one like yours though! Interesting take on the theme for today :)

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    1. It was quite strange and I really did wonder how I could design a theme park like that.

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  3. Oh man, a Disney race is seriously on my bucket list.. and has been for far too long!! I'm finally signing up for the next possible one.. gotta FINALLY make this happen!!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same - or better yet, keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. They are the best. They're so well organized, I was spoiled. I keep comparing the expo and volunteer organization to Disney.

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  4. I definitely have nightmares. And those premonition-type things where you picture something horrendous happening. Like tripping and falling and breaking something. Or when I travel to a race and I am terrified of forgetting my shoes. I have forgotten shorts before, but that was easily remedied, thankfully!

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    1. I make a packing list and go through it a few times, with extra workout clothes too, just in case.

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  5. Oh race nightmares are the worst! When I first got back into running, I was trying to decide which race to sign up for and there was a local 5k that I was considering. I had an awful nightmare that I didn't have my shoes and then running felt like running through knee deep mud because my legs were so heavy. It actually shook me so much that I ended up not registering for that race and waiting for one a few months later!! Thanks for linking up with us today!

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    1. I have had a couple of those running dreams, where everything is slow motion and I"m not going any where.

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  6. I dream about not making it to the start line on time! But yet, it's never happened to me. Weird.

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    1. I haven't had that one thankfully. I'm sure I'd wake up in a sweat and completely panicked.

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  7. For me, oversleeping is a constant worry in the days leading up to a race- your dreams are far more creative than mine! I gather your Princess Half Marathon was filled with pixie dust; I bet you rest easier before #2!!

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    1. I don't normally sleep well before races anyway, but I know the fear of sleeping through my alarm keeps me from sleeping as soundly as I normally do.

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