It must have been from watching the incredibly frenetic and bizarre London Olympic opening ceremonies last night .
In the dream, I was a child in a bed, surrounded by these terrifying monsters swarming around me. And there were these creepy giant puppets towing over me too. I was screaming:
"What in the hell does this have to do with the Olympics ?! What in the hell does this have to do with an international sporting competition?! What is wrong with you people?!?!"
|I woke up feeling very old.|
I woke up in sweat, and crawled out of bed. I was feeling very old.
I still have not fully recovered from The Scream half marathon 2 weeks ago, but I had to start training for the Iron Mountain 30 miler we have in 5 weeks.
My feet were sore and beat up. My left hamstring was really sore and swollen.
|A hospital bed and nurses would be a good choice|
- Joining Shannon and others in Umstead to do a FAUST, which is 28 miles of single track.
- Do the 50 mile Cup N' Cone bike ride
- Do the Race to Sustainability 6k Trail Run
- Spend the day in bed, and try to recover
I drove to Chapel hill where 70+ people gathered in a field in Carolina North Forest. It was hot and steamy.
|Lining up at the start|
I had a great race on these trails back in the Philosopher's Way 15K, so I decided to try to hang with them.
The first half mile was on a gravel road, and I was really struggling to keep up.
|Me passing the young guys|
I think the heat was getting to the kid in the lead because he was really slowing down.
When there was room, I passed one... two... and finally the lead guy.
|My head was on fire|
I started imaging that I was being chased by a giant skeleton puppet in a black cloak. I ran faster.
Finally I found the finish line. I was first! Unbelievable!
|Post race activities|
For a race that promoted "Sustainability", the award was somewhat unusual.