Remember those dreams from college (I still get them now and then) where you show up to your class and it is the final and you forgot to go to class all term? Well, last night I had the dream that I woke up the morning of a marathon and realized that I had forgotten to prepare for it. It seems as though I had been running, but I hadn't done any long runs, I hadn't hydrated at all, had partied the night before and I hadn't eaten a carb all week. In the end, I decided to pull a Barney* and just run the race.
Does it mean I am growing up when twenty years after college I am finally replacing the final exam dreams with dreams about an unprepared marathon race?
*from "How I Met Your Mother," my favorite sitcom. Here is an excerpt from the marathon episode. Sorry about the commercial. I couldn't find a YouTube clip.