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Good walk/run, beautiful day, strange dream

I got the BEST NIGHT OF SLEEP in my life. For the first time since kids arrived, I slept early and woke up on my own in the morning (nanoseconds before the kids, but still, no one woke me up first!) I was having a funny dream, too — I was running the strangest marathon ever.

In my dream, we had to get odd large coins out of a tower to prove we had gotten to that checkpoint, but a partially eaten apple was blocking the way, so I picked up some that the previous guy left behind and hoped that was enough. I kept getting sidetracked, but I kept getting back on track. I wasn’t first, but I wasn’t last. And I just kept going — I felt how great it felt to run.

I did another 5K (walk/run) this morning listening to some of the GREATEST music I have ever listened to: Jerry Garcia, John Kahn, Bill Kruetzman and Merl Saunders jamming at Pacific High Studios on February 2, 1972. (See the podcast on 12/12. Ria, take note! ;-))

That music, plus a crisp sunny blue sky day made for a wonderful walk and a great start to the day. (I did start out and turn back again, but only to get a scarf and mittens! So the neighbors still think I’m loopy, for sure.)

I hope you had a good day, too. (And, if not, this too shall pass.)

Thu, January 15 2009 » Everything else

5 Responses

  1. MizFit January 15 2009 @ 6:11 am

    wow.
    that first sentence? I.JEALOUS.

    tonightismynight
    tonightismynight

    :)

  2. Annette January 15 2009 @ 7:14 am

    i really would like to start getting outdoor walking in again. I have been doing my dvds but I miss being outside. Today the wind chill is in the negatives but when we get out of this awful cold chill, I think I’m going to layer up and get out. You inspired me 😉

  3. Amy January 15 2009 @ 10:21 am

    Great job on the run! If you’re running a marathon in your sleep… it’s entrenched!

  4. Ria January 16 2009 @ 11:14 am

    I just downloaded it and am listening to it now -amazing! I hadn’t seen the deadpod site before – it looks great. Thanks so much for posting the link.

    Are you familiar with the internet music archive? They have a lot of shows in mp3 form. Here’s the link, in case you haven’t seen it. http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead

    Glad you had such a great walk! I miss walking outside – I’ve been stuck on a treadmill in the gym since it’s in the low teens here in NYC. Not due to warm up until sometime next week :(

  5. Alexia January 16 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    Thanks guys! Let’s hope for warmer (but not too warm or I’ll complain about that ;-)) weather soon!

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