August 2, 2007
the good I'm doing
Runningwise, this is turning into a major cutback week. I have to work overnight Saturday, so I won't be running long on Sunday. Some disturbance in the Gulf has given us lots and lots and lots of rain the past 3 days, and if there's anything I really hate it's running in the pouring down rain. In fact, I just got in from what was supposed to be a 12-mile fast-finish run, but after getting pissed on hard and splashed by traffic for over an hour I gave up in disgust. I did manage a tepid speed workout (800s) yesterday, but I don't know what I'll end up with for the week. I think I need the break, though; the "great" feeling of a few weeks ago is long gone, and the little aches and pains have become more constant and nagging and easily-tweaked and harder to recover from. I can still do workouts and I'm really glad, but I feel I'm skating close to the edge.
I've noticed that my dreams sometimes get very weird right after the end of a stressful situation (changing jobs or, in this case, getting past the national boards exam). Yesterday I dreamed I was having some major dental procedure done, and my dead friend was there to keep me company. The dentist's office was out in the open, and someone walked by, recognized my friend, and asked "hey, would you play that old song, 'the good I'm doing'" (which was one of the first songs we wrote together). I fully expected my friend to flat-out refuse, since that song was from long ago, and very different from the kind of music he was known for lately. But he produced a guitar and played it, and I knew he was doing it 1) to distract me while the dentist was pulling all my teeth, and 2) to let me know (without actually saying so) that he did *not* regret having played in a band with me or writing songs with me or any of that stuff.
This is surely a case of believing what you want to believe.
Posted by joe positive at August 2, 2007 8:30 AM
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Maybe the rest from a Sunday run will refresh your legs. I've trained on the edge and it's dangerous--feels like a crash is pending. Get some rest and let the hard work you've been doing come together to work for you, not against you. Dreams are important, but mysterious.
Posted by: Tom Green at August 2, 2007 1:50 PM