Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the Road Again...

I do have some awesome photos of me and the kids with various movie stars, but I don't want to get my camera out right now so they will have to wait. We happened upon a wax museum whilst in the Ozarks over Spring Break and hilarity ensued. Of course, the pictures don't do any of it justice but all the same...

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Champaign-Urbana for the Illinois Marathon. The race is on Saturday morning! Less than 2 days away! I have been having a lot of crazy marathon dreams. My last marathon was in 2006, so I guess I'm a bit more nervous than I thought I would be. Here are some of my random dreams:

- My friends and I oversleep, I show up at the race start in my flip-flops and pajamas. I don't have time to go back for my running shoes.

- I can not get any pasta the night before and wind up sharing a Lean Cuisine with another friend (who is not even going to be there, by the way).

- I show up at the race ready to run, and everybody else is all decked out in dresses and full make-up.

- My friends and I oversleep and show up for the race on time but can't seem to get to the starting line. By the time we get to the starting line, the race has already started and we are about an hour late. Oh, by the way, this dream takes place in St Louis for some strange reason- I guess because I'm more familiar with St Louis.

Hopefully, there will be no drama and we will arrive at the race without a hitch. I'm glad all of my crazy dreams have to do with getting to the race on time and not the race itself. The last thing I need to be doing right now is second guessing my training.

I probably won't post again until after the race, so wish me luck!

Here are some pictures from last weekend's 10K race...

3rd place in age group!

We're all winners:

7 comments:

Diana said...

Nice photos! Congrats on your placement-that's awesome.

Love the dreams-fun what our minds can do to us!

Looking forward to race report! Good luck!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Do you have 3 arms in that first pic?


You are going to do great!

Love the dreams!

X-Country2 said...

Good luck!!!

Melanie said...

Good luck this weekend, you'll do great! Looking forward to the race report... great pics too :D

maria k said...

glad im not the only one with crazy running dreams! i have been having nightmares in which my legs are cut off, burnt, paralyzed, etc.

good luck this weekend!!

bernthis said...

Oh boy, I envy you so much. I am now no longer allowed to run outside as per instructions of my knees. Good luck in the race!

AKA Alice said...

I've had several of those dreams...especially the one about not getting to the race on time...

It's Saturday afternoon right now. I'm sure you did great! Can't wait to read about it.