Monday, October 31, 2011

Taper Dreams

Can you guess what this is?




My camera took this picture as I was rushing down the stairs at the kid's school this morning.  I thought their parade was at 10:30, not 10:00.  I left early though, because I wanted a decent parking spot, and luckily enough, there was an open spot right in front of the school.  I zipped through the school, to see the tail end of the parade, the kids saw me, and I saw them, so I wasn't as bad of a Mommy as I thought I was.

The pumpkins came out pretty well though.





With less than a week until race day, the anxiety dreams are starting to appear.  Friday night I had a dream that I was running the race, and when I went to grab a GU, they all had turned into packets of oatmeal.   Last week I had a dream that we had to drive to the starting line, and I realized we were still four hours away, and weren't going to make it.

Makes for a not so restful nights sleep.

What have you dreamed about during taper time?  Are you dressing up for Halloween?

I was going to wear bunny ears for trick or treating, but Frank ate them.

I'll get him back.  He's going to wear a black cape and be Super Dog.

Happy Halloween!

19 comments:

blueviolet said...

Your payback for Frank is definitely fair. I love how your pumpkins came out!

TriMOEngr said...

I only put on a bright orange Halloween sweatshirt - not a costume. Kids are going as a soldier (my 10 year old's standard) and rodeo cowgirl (bought on clearance last year - score). Daughter got carried away and talked me into carving pumpkins last week and they are looking kind of sad right now so I will toss them tomorrow. Oops. Sorry about your taper dreams. Hope you can get some good rest this week.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am not doing anything for halloween

Glad you were able to get to see your kids parade

I have those dreams too, mine is usually forgetting my bike

J said...

If taper dreams are anything like wedding anxiety dreams then I don't want them! Those pumpkins look great! We are not dressing up - just planning on answering the door a million times!

misszippy said...

I always have taper dreams...classic anxiety stuff, huh? You're ready and you can just ignore those midnight interruptions! Can't wait to meet you!!

Lisa said...

Love your pumpkins! Super cute!
I'm not dressing up as anything, actually I'll be spending my evening at the Javitz Center! There's a mandatory training session for all expo volunteers. Can't wait to meet you on Saturday! And MissZippy!

Michelle said...

Your pumpkins came out great! Hope you get some rest this week despite the anxiety dreams.

Christi said...

Taper dreams are no fun! I love your payback to Frank. I hope you post pix. I dressed up as Princess Leia for work. Yeah, I'm a geek!

Jill said...

I think if you didn't have taper dreams, we'd be worried about ya!! You're ok, it's normal :)

Happy Halloween!!!

Raquelita said...

The pumpkins are awesome! I'm not dressed up but I am wearing an orange mini skirt and handing out candy.

Caratunk Girl said...

LOVE the pumpkins!! Happy taper dreams

Wells L said...

Eek - 10 days! I'm so totally routing for you - I know you are going to do so well!!!

Colleen said...

Cute pumpkins!!! :)

Taper dreams are the worst... tri ones always have crazy other legs as part of them... like obstacle courses and whatnot. :)

So excited for you this weekend. Will be thinking of you all day Sunday!!!

Ara said...

Surprisingly, I've never had dreams during taper. I hope I'm not cursing myself.

For Halloween I dressed up as a clown. Not my favorite costume, but that's what happens when you wait until a week before Halloween because I had to save my money for a race.

runforwine.net said...

Your gu turning into oatmeal. So funny.

I hanvn't tapered for a marathon in so long i have do idea if I had anxiety dreams. Probably.

I'm glad you were able to make it to the tail end of the parade. It would take alot more than being late to an event to take away yoru title of a fantastic mom!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Ha ha! Your dreams crack me up! Gu to oatmeal!

Sending lots of positive vibes your way twinsie!! Excited for you!!!

Tara said...

UGH, I always have taper dreams, they are usually about me running and running and running and NEVER getting to the end of the race. I've never dreamt about GU's turning into oatmeal. LOL....that's funny.

Michael said...

You sound seriously stressed out....just relax....take deep breaths and rest!!! Crazy dreams!

Love the pumpkins!

Teamarcia said...

Woooooooot for race week!
I'm the weird one who has no taper dreams. My mom always says that the bad dreams get the possibilities of bad realities out of your system. So I predict you're going to rock NYC.
Love the pumpkins!