Attempting an Overnight PR

This morning I woke up right before my dream-self found out whether or not my running shoes were, in fact, in the bathroom.

Why, alarm clock, WHY??

To put that strange anticipation into context, I was lining up for a race.  And while taking an extra precautionary bathroom stop, I had missed the lined up to get bibs & shoe-tags (you know, for timing…what if I PR’d in the dream?!  Focus.). After a scramble, we found my lone ‘swag-bag’ just in time (dream-run without a timing tag?? Psh).


I tried to secure the tag and get this dream-race started, only to realize I was barefoot. Minimalist running is not my thing, sorry dream-self.

Go find those shoes!

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Meet the Nike Pegasus 28*!

Who takes their shoes off in a bathroom?! First of all, that’s not very hygienic. Secondly, there is no logic in leaving important race-day needs scattered around! Clearly dream-me is not a veteran in this whole routine. She has some important lessons to learn before she goes trying to PR overnight.

While strange, this whole situation was very vivid. I was running a half, I had a goal time (shocker), I knew the people with me, I ran around the “place” (looking for those elusive shoes!) as if I secretly knew every twist and turn. My Mom was there, ready to take pictures and wondering why I was barefoot (aren’t we all?). I felt relieved I wasn’t running the Full, as usual.

I also felt excited-nervous, ready to see if the muscles were up for a PR! All of this anticipation, only to be jolted back to reality – a sore arm (tetanus shots are nobody’s friend), a sore lower back (yoga had a hand in that yesterday), and a confused brain (your shoes are right there! Geeze, calm down.).

*An unexpected ‘change’ to the model I already wear, and an unexpected new color scheme that I’m totally smitten with. They’re almost neon, it’s AWESOME.

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Lesson learned from dream-race shenanigans: Don’t leave your shoes anywhere, except on your feet, during a running adventure. Especially if you’re late to the game on a race day! Important in any racing situation, no doubt.

Add that one to the list of lessons learned from Saturday, and I’m all set to PR next time!



Filed under learning, random, running, things that make you go Hmmmm

9 responses to “Attempting an Overnight PR

  1. ha! What a funny dream!! I have been known to leave important items in RANDOM places, so I can totally see myself doing that…

    Nice-looking kicks!!

  2. Lacey

    adorable shoes!!!!! 🙂

    i have been remembering a lot of my dreams lately!!!! i used to write them down, but now it feels like too much work 🙂

  3. um, those shoes are adorable! i want adorable shoes. HEAR THAT ASICS?

  4. Lauren

    I lika those shoes!! That dream is silly, however I have a lot of silly dreams. I had a dream about the loch ness monster a few weeks ago…that was just weird.

  5. so funny when I wake up and have to take a few minutes to decide if that was a dream or something that really happened t ome

  6. haha! I love this! I’ve had some running/race dreams. I love those shoes, but you know I really want a purple pair!

  7. Mamacita

    What a funny dream! I absolutely heart the shoes – what a gorgy summer color! Yes Mamacita would have been worried about your feet – that part of the dream is very realistic.
    Perfect summer day here – now I just need some new shoes. . .

    Love, Mamacita

  8. Um, I LOVE those shoes. Unfortunately, I’m a pronator and need to wear ugly non pink types.

  9. And yes, scary dream! I hate stressful ones like that. Being late to the race signup is always scary, especially a marathon.

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