I’ve started regularly experiencing dreams about running. Last night I woke up convinced that running a marathon was entirely manageable. It doesn’t seem as manageable now, the farther away I get from that dream, but it is my goal for 2013 and I am going to make it happen. I suppose your mind has to believe it before your body does it. I think the dream was a good omen!
You know you are a runner when you are looking forward to an evening running from the very first moment you wake up in the morning. I am excited to get out there tonight, even though it is pretty wet outside. After yesterday’s cross training, I have some renewed energy, especially since tonight is a buddy run!
I’ve solidified my route for Sunday, and I will be completing an 8 mile trail run, jam-packed with rolling hills. I plan to wear a hydration belt for the first time and to have gel in tow as well. I made sure to select a trail that has some bathroom options along the way… Training with gel is new frontier for me, but I have been listening to my body, and I know that I need extra energy about every five miles. I will be experimenting quite a bit with different brands/flavors as I train this winter. If you have any recommendations, please comment!