from mile to marathon

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Monday, July 21, 2008


As soon as I decided to give up marathons, I started dreaming about running.

I dreamed running had been outlawed, but I had to deal with an emergency in a distant place, there was nothing to do but run there, so I kept running throughout the dream.

I dreamed about an Indian village, raided. The people who discovered it found the body of a woman, embalmed her head and took it with them, so they could find out who she was. A girl who saw the head almost fainted. It belonged to her mother. She was a marathon runner.


At 12:25 PM, Blogger Journey to a Centum said...

Marathon can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how your training goes and how your body reacts on that particular day.

You may have run your last marathon. Having run 8 of them I'd say you have had the opportunity to explore the distance and the rewards the distance has to offer.

I took about 5 years break between my first and second marathon. My first was undoubtedly going to be my last when I crossed the finish line. But then I started dreaming of Boston and I was back at it again.

We look forward to reading a book written by you someday. Keep us posted!

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous said...

I think this is a sign.

You need to do another marathon to ward off the evil spirits.

( just kidding)

At 10:06 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

No doubt, another marathon is in your future.

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what an interesting dream!

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa! You have some intense dreams. Funny how the subconcious (sp?) takes over while we sleep.

At 4:23 AM, Blogger Randy - Maniac #788 said...

I have to agree, what intensity...maybe another marathon is out there for you...I've now done 7 since last September and each is incredible in its own way...hang in there Lia...what you will need will come to you at the right time

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Teresa Dovalpage said...

Lia querida,
I see another marathon lurking in your near future. You always have the most interesting dreams, que no? Thanks for posting the pictures, it seems as if I were visiting Albuqueque after reading yours posts and seeing them. When are you coming to Taos?

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Black Knight said...

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At 11:26 AM, Blogger Black Knight said...

Marathon is magic always. Don't give up!
Listen to this version of Don't give up:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Runtime said...

The marathon is calling... it wants your life back... =)


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