from mile to marathon

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Sunday, December 10, 2006


Ryan has this awesome list on his blog as to identifying if you are a runner or not. One line I totally buy into: you know you are a runner when you dream about running. I have actually made a note in my calendar, sometime in August: "I have been running for six months now, but I have never dreamt of running."

I did, three days ago. I dreamt I was running downhill. It wasn't real running, since I was on a street, dressed in street clothes, the flat-heeled boots and long-sleeved black dress I had worn the day prior. And I fell.

I fell almost willingly, head on, full face down. But I fell in prolonged, willful slow-motion, so that I could compute an impact without injury. A car was coming. In one piece and in control, I rolled out of its way.

I did not mind the fall. Dreaming, my body knew that during waking I am running.


At 6:45 PM, Blogger Kurt in Boston said...

I've had the dream like the one where you're back in school, and there's a test, and you haven't prepared for it... But it's a marathon, and I'm not at the starting line, and I haven't even prepared for it!

[And the answer to your question is in the comments back on my blog...]

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Lia- thanks for stopping by my blog!

Quite the dream there...hmm, I can't recall ever dreaming about running myself...I'll have to check that list out!

At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Ryan said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed reading the list! From running to dreaming about running you’re hooked = ) I’ve had some crazy running dreams too; they seem to occur before a big race, probably from anxiety and usually evolve me getting lost in the woods or missing the race!

Dream BIG and run on!

At 6:33 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

Much better to fall in your dreams rather than out on the road.


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