In The Dark

I had a dream last night that I needed to go somewhere but I didn’t have a car. I hopped on my old hybrid bike and started pedaling to this place but soon realized that it was pitch black, I had no headlight, no reflector in the back and I had no idea how to get there. I found someone to give me directions but the first thing I had to do was head straight down a flight of stairs.

I consulted my friend Dr. Jung and he said, “Vaht ve haf here iss the anxiety.” (he likes to be inclusive). “Ve haf to focuse on ze tahsk ut hahnd und trust our training”

English translation – someone is a little freaked out about her triathlon this weekend. Not on the surface, of course, but the good doctor can see what’s going on under the covers, so to speak.

In other news – Sadly, I will not be attending IM Moo. I will be cheering on all of the participants from afar and wishing I were breaking bread and hoisting a pint with the spectators but alas, I have decided to dedicate the time and funds to being with my youngest daughter before she goes back to school. My son is also about to take off for school. My oldest daughter lives with her husband a couple of time zones away. The dog is very old and in rapidly declining health. The nest is about the empty out and I will be left a crazy old cat lady with my very fat cat. So – I need to stick around here that weekend and make the most of my non-empty nest time.

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12 Responses to In The Dark

  1. Laurie says:

    Oh yes, dreams before a big event. They are always fun, or something. If you are anxious about a race, that means you care about it and will do your best. That is all we can ask of ourselves.

    That’s too bad about IMMoo. I was really looking forward to meeting you. Your reasons make sense, stay at home and enjoy your kids!

  2. Phoenix says:

    Ah, yes the anxiety dream. I don’t need to tell you that you’ll be fine – cuz you will!

    Too bad about IMMoo but, yeah, full nest moments must be taken advantage of.

  3. Juls says:

    Enjoy your time with your kids. Just remember, they will come back for visits because you loved them and raised them well.

  4. Um yeah – I’d say that’s a sign. What do you suppose it means that I had a dream there was a black widow in my bed with me? Eww!

    You are gonna do great – get your sleep and eats two days before the race, that’s when it’s the most important.

  5. Dori says:

    Good luck with your tri this weekend. Listen to the good doctor and trust your training. 🙂

  6. waddler26.2 says:

    Good luck this week-end. You’ll do fine.

  7. comm's says:

    Well staying home is not bad when you put it like that. Plenty other chances to see people. Your just getting started with the online meetings.

  8. comm's says:

    Well staying home is not bad when you put it like that. Plenty other chances to see people. Your just getting started with the online meetings.

  9. Rich says:

    Ah yes, some things in life are just more important. Good call.

  10. p.s. – you been tagged!

  11. Amy says:

    It’s hard missing fav races but things always happen for a reason. An empty nest? I can’t imagine how hard that will be…someday…a long way…aways

  12. IHateToast says:

    i thought it just meant your shorts were too tight.

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