I rarely, if ever, have dreams about running. But I had a dream last night where I got to my race (the half I’m running tomorrow) and realized I’d brought no gels, Accelerade or fuel belt. I was pretty horrified until I realized there was a full-service cafeteria near the gear check so I ordered up a stack of pancakes and went from there. I have no idea how the race of my dreams turned out but I did consult the trusty online dream analyzer to try to draw some insights. According to The Curious Dreamer, forgetting or being unprepared for something could indicate:
- A fear of losing control or a fear of failure
- Feeling that you have too much on your mind and are afraid you’ll forget something
- How important it is to you to remember the thing you forgot in the dream, and your subconscious is just giving you a reminder (for example, dreaming that you forgot next week’s final exam that is very important to you)
I suppose all of them are valid possibilities, although this was a last-minute addition to my schedule and is by no means a goal race. I think I’m going to go pack up my fuel right now.
Have you had running-related dreams?
Are you racing this weekend?