Sunday, November 12, 2017

I'm dreaming of a Weekly Wrap......November 12


I was so excited to watch the NYC Marathon last Sunday. I mean who would think that watching people run on TV would be exciting, but it is! I mean let’s face it, it’s the only time you’ll ever see anybody run the entire marathon course. I love being a spectator from my couch! I mean being a spectator in person is pretty cool too but you only get to see a portion of the race.

I must have been overly excited because the night before I had a running dream. This was the ONLY running that happened for me all week! I rarely dream about running. The last time I had a running dream was during the time I was training for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler at Disney. I was coming back from an injury and I would have this reoccurring dream that when the starting gun went off, my legs would not be able to run so I would have to walk. Thank goodness that dream did not come true.


So in my dream on Saturday night/Sunday morning I was going to run the NYC Half Marathon. Of course dreams aren’t always what they seem, right. In my dream this NYC Half Marathon actually started on a country road somewhere, clearly not NYC. When I got to the start line I realized I did not have my ipod. How would I run 13.1 miles alone without my music?  I did not want to go back for it so I thought I would make do. I also realized that there were not a lot of people at this race. Come on, this is NYC (or was supposed to be) where was everybody?  As I stood around with the handful of other runners, I got word that the race was going to be delayed. It was delayed again and I was starting to get annoyed. Then a lady told me that this wasn’t a half marathon, it was only the 500 meter dash! What???  But instead of being annoyed that I wasn’t running the half marathon, I gave a sigh of relief and said “O, well, then that’s perfectly fine that I don’t have my ipod”.  I do not remember actually running that race because my dream then switched gears.

On another country road they were starting the Full marathon and at one point they were letting people jump in to run some of the course if they wanted too. My mom decided that she was going to run some of it. I really wanted to run with her but I looked down at my feet and realized I was wearing flip flops. My sister also was wearing flip flops so she wasn’t going to run it either.  But then I looked down and saw my mom was wearing moccasins and she was still willing to run. I told her I would stand at the bottom of the hill and try to get a picture of her running as she headed toward the river (see, clearly not in NYC either). I waited for my mom and tried to get a picture of her running. That is wear the dream ended.   So weird right?  I wonder if those dreams were trying to tell me something?

I did not have any other dreams the rest of the week. In fact, the rest of the week was pretty boring. Work was busy and at home we spent a LOT of time picking out fixtures for our new kitchen. Our appliances were delivered this week and I am actually liking the stainless steel and don’t miss the white we had.



On Saturday my mom and I went to Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus. This is a charity we’ve been participating in for a few years now. We meet at the church and make blankets for the children’s hospital. We do the cut and tie fleece blankets but some of the more talented ladies make quilts.  ~M

We are linking up with Tricia and Holly for their Weekly Wrap!


27 comments:

  1. Thats awesome that you participate in that charity and I think the quilts came out great! Running dreams can be so strange. Mine never make any sense either!

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    1. Oh good, glad I'm not the only one who has dreams that make no sense!

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  2. That is a weird dream. I very rarely remember mine, and I've only had one or two about running -- but mine aren't usually quite a weird, actually.

    You'd think with all the time I spend running, and thinking about running, and reading about running I'd dream about it more -- but no!

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    1. Yea, I don't usually dream about running either so I wonder if it was my excitement about watching the marathon that sparked it!

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  3. Haha that is the most bizarre running dream I've heard in a while. Good thing you didn't run in flip flops!

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    1. I have pretty comfy flip flops so I bet I could run in them if I had too...lol. Not very far though!

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  4. Ha that's funny! I have not had a running dream like that but I do always think my alarm won't go off or I will oversleep the night before a race. I always end up getting no sleep at all!

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  5. Before I was a runner I couldn't imagine watching a marathon, but now I can stay glued to the tv the whole time! Cute blankies!!

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  6. Haha! I had some crazy dreams last night. Thankfully, I don't remember them!

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    1. Then how do you really know if they were crazy? Hmmm!

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  7. Such a funny dream!
    That's awesome that you participate with that charity. I worked at a Children's hospital for 10 years and loved when the kids had those blankets. There was just something so comforting about it. Thanks for doing that in support of them!

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    1. That is awesome that you worked at a children's hospital!

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  8. Dreams are so weird! My running dreams are usually about not being able to get to the starting line on time. I love those tied fleece blankets! They are so cozy and what a great idea for a children's hospital! Thanks for linking.

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  9. Dreams can be so weird, right?! A few years ago, I had a dream that I was running the WDW marathon, and the course was so crazy because it went in and out of buildings, including up and down stairs. It was so weird. I've never run a Disney race, but I'm sure that running through the parks doesn't include running through buildings. It's also weird that I remember this dream from years ago. LOL

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  10. I have dreams almost every night, lol. Sometimes they are normal but other times they can be super weird!

    So nice of you and your mom to make a blanket for that organization. A few woman at my job also make blankets for them and they really love it. Always feels good to give back!

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  11. Like you, I always enjoy watching the NYC marathon on TV ...it's always so inspiring! No weird running for me, but I do have very strange dreams occasionally.

    I absolutely love that blanket making charity project ...so sweet!!

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  12. Those are some funny running dreams! It was pretty amazing to watch the marathon on tv too.
    Such cute blankets and what a cool thing to do.

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  13. I almost never dream so I find it fascinating when others do and remember everything so vividly!

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  14. I bet those fleece tied blankets are very much appreciated -- you're doing fantastic work! :)

    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

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  15. What an interesting dream. The things that we sometimes dream about often make me go "Huh?" but I guess that's why they're called dreams, right?

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  16. The NYC marathon is always so inspiring! And that blanket project sounds awesome. What a cool tradition!

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  17. I have had a dream where I am about to start running, and look down and I'm wearing sandals.

    You had a very vivid dream!!

    It is so wonderful of you and your mom to participate on the blanket making charity! especially during the holidays! you ladies are awesome!

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  18. Your dream is hilarious! I have had some really weird dreams kind of like yours. I only have running dreams when I'm soon running a race. Otherwise, I rarely dream about running.

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  19. New appliances sound like so much fun!! I'm a fan of stainless steel too. It's so pretty when it's clean and shiny!

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  20. Your blankets came out wonderful :)
    Ha! I love the randomness weirdness in dreams lol flip flops!
    I have dreamed a few times about running and i am always speedy - clearly just a dream :) but one time I dreamed I didn't have a sport bra on - I forgot and I was upset!

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