Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Running through a Supermarket
I had a really bizarre dream last night. I'm a runner, and I run a lot of races (not competitively...just for fun). So last night I had a dream that I was running a half-marathon(13.1 miles) in a supermarket. Literally inside. The course looped from the cash registers, around the deli section, past the meat and dairy coolers, and then through the produce section. The floor was slippery, so at each corner I'd slip and slide as I tried to maintain my pace. Meanwhile, of course, the supermarket was open for business so I had to continually dodge shoppers and carts and stockers. I think I almost ran down the butcher at one point. I checked out my pedometer and noticed I only had 2 miles to go, so I really start flying around the store.
Naturally I finally wake up at this point. I wonder if I'd been kicking my legs like a dog. I was pretty worried during the race that I wouldn't set a PR (personal record) because of all the obstacles in the store. Now the main character in my novel, Dawn, has a lot of vivid dreams and visions, that often come to pass. It's not really clear whether she's previewing the destruction of the world or if she's just really depressed. Fortunately, the dreams I have never come true. If they did then well...a lot of people would be in a lot of trouble. ;)