Strange Dreams

I’m linking up today Debbie for her Wednesday Word link up. Be sure to click on the button below to join in and see who else is linking up!

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Today’s word is dreamer. I think a lot of people may write about their hopes and dreams, and maybe their big goals. I thought about that, but instead I’m choosing to take this in a different direction and write about dreams themselves.

I seldom remember my dreams. The only ones I seem to remember are those weird ones I have after falling back asleep when I first hit the snooze. Leading up to the Anthem Star 10K I had the strangest dream. But first I should give you some background.

Have you heard of the Barkley Marathons? It’s probably the toughest ultra race in existence, consisting of a 100+ mile run and a 60 mile “fun run.” The course changes yearly, but it’s roughly five 20 mile loops through Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee, although many say each loop is closer to 26 miles for a total of 130 miles. The total elevation gain in the race is equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest from sea level – twice. Since the race began in 1986, only 14 runners have finished the race a total of 17 times (some have finished it two or three times). The course itself is unmarked and does not follow actual trails, for the most part. It is up to participants to mark their own map by one master map shared among runners before race day, and then navigate their own way in the woods. Runners prove they have completed the actual loop by retrieving pages out of nine books hidden throughout the course. Their bib number determines what page number they pull, and runners get a new bib for each loop. (That’s the most important fact for the purpose of this post)

So back to this dream. I dreamt that during the Blue Ridge race we had to find these various small foam pieces that when put all together formed a telephone. Weird, right?

Like this, but a telephone. (source)
Like this, but a telephone. (source)

When we got to the top of Mill Mountain if we hadn’t found them all we had to turn around and go back to find the pieces we had missed. Once we presented a full, foam telephone we were allowed to continue on down the other side of the mountain.

Who wants to psychoanalyze that one??

Do you remember your dreams? If so, what weird dreams have you had?

7 thoughts on “Strange Dreams”

  1. Haha – that’s a good dream. I really enjoyed the Barkley documentary and I tried to follow along on twitter this year. I hope a woman finishes it sometime soon!

  2. Haha I love this Dream….especially the foam telephone! I only remember my dream after I fall back asleep as well! I am sure there is some science behind this?!

  3. This is hilarious. I’m glad we were only worried about staying upright and not making the wrong turns, and weren’t looking for phone parts during the past 24 hours on the trails of Pocahontas State Park.

    Thanks for linking up!

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