Running Behind

I’m training for a half marathon that I’ll be running next month. (And by training, I mean carb loading like crazy by eating as much pizza as I can.) The only thing I don’t like, besides the running, is not being able to take little guy along with me.

This is probably why I had a dream last night. In the dream, I was competing in a women-only running event. It was just a short sprint, but I had my son with me. I was worried about protecting his head, so I got to the front before it started so I wouldn’t get jostled. When they started us off, I was amazed to see I was in the lead, even though I had to worry about my precious cargo. The best part was that at the finish line, there was a sign that said the winner got 90% of the entry fees. When I won, though, they didn’t want to pay me because I was a man and it was a women-only race. I argued that they shouldn’t have let me register, and that carrying my son leveled the playing field, but to no avail.

So here’s what I learned:

  • I have some unrealistic gender stereotypes in my dreams.
  • I am incredibly fast (again, in my dreams).
  • Dreaming about running doesn’t take the place of your 11 mile run (trot, in my case) for the week.


  1. Haha! Brilliant!

  2. Dreams either tell us everything or nothing. That is your lesson for today, Grasshopper. 🙂

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