running nightmare, looking back, elliptical workout (TOL)

thinking out loud

I had a running dream the other night, actually, it was more like a running nightmare.

I was about to run a half marathon when I realized at the race starting line that I forgot to bring my Hammer Gels AND also forgot my headphones.

At first I panicked but then said this to myself in my dream:

You forgot your emergency jelly beans too?! I guess you can always grab a Gatorade in place of water at one of the water stops but you didn’t train with Gatorade so maybe not a good idea. This is bad. However, you know you can certainly run 13 miles without fuel. It is not ideal, may keep you from going super fast but totally doable.

The headphones. How could you forget your headphones?! Fuel is one thing, but the music? Run 13 miles without music? Oh this isn’t good but can be done.

Of course I felt the need to analyze this dream during my workout yesterday.

Was this dream really all about being afraid of forgetting race necessities? I don’t even have a race coming up that quickly. My next half marathon isn’t until November 12.

Was this dream really about running or was it more of a symbol for realizing the strengths and abilities I have in other areas of life beyond running?

Interesting symbolism to think about, right? Dreams are fun like that.

When I have time, I love going back to read old posts.

For some reason though, I always jump back to look at 2013 or check what I was doing exactly a year ago, completely ignoring 2014.

Why do I ignore 2014? I haven’t the slightest idea.

When I realized that I have been ignoring 2014, I took a quick look at some of the posts from around this time two years ago and here’s what I found:

Citifield Luxury Suite Eats < – I can’t believe this was two years ago already! Such a fun night of food and the Mets game was okay too. 🙂

That time I went to Philadelphia for lunch < – I keep telling my son that we need to road trip to Philadelphia again really soon for lunch. We went two years ago for lunch at Reading Terminal Market and saw the Liberty Bell before making it home in time for dinner. Philadelphia isn’t that far from New York. Maybe we will go again next week before school starts!

I haven’t stepped foot in lululemon in a really long time.

I only realized this when I walked past the lululemon store the other day when I was in the mall. I don’t need anything at the moment so why even go in? Maybe this fall I will add another Run Swiftly long sleeve shirt to my rotation, maybe I will get another pair of pace rival pants but beyond that, my regular wardrobe deserves the attention, not what I wear for an hour a day at 6:00 am when only the dog walkers see me.

Did we ever discuss that Trader Joe’s started carrying Synergy Kombucha?! The best part is that the price is only $2.99 per bottle which is a lot cheaper than anywhere else around here.

synergy kombucha

I am sort of ready for my son to start school so we can get back into a routine but at the same time, I am just not ready. My running routine will have to stick to a strict time schedule during the week and that combined with later sunrises is sounding like a real drag.

Speaking of my running routine, yesterday I needed to shake things up and rejuvenate myself from the same old, same old. I felt burned out from the thought of my usual running route and couldn’t bear the thought of listening to my usual music. Even with using Pandora to change-up my songs, it just all sounds the same after a while.

I felt like I needed something different yesterday so I skipped my easy run and headed inside to my community’s gym for an elliptical workout. I really believe you can achieve a heart pumping great workout on the elliptical machine if you put the effort into it which I did – what a great workout!

elliptical machine

I watched the news in place of listening to music and felt so energized by doing something different. I also skipped Pure Barre and replaced it with weights in the gym along with squats and things like that in between two sets of 20 minutes on the elliptical machine.

Don’t be afraid to do something different in your workout routine!

Quick Bar Mitzvah planning update:

My son’s photo shoot was yesterday. We already got the link to see the proofs so now from over 100 pictures, I have to narrow things down to about four photos.

I had my first dress fitting the other day. The best part about my dress isn’t how pretty it is but that the bra is built-in so I technically don’t need to wear one. It doesn’t even feel like I am wearing a bra which you know makes me so happy!

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Do you remember your dreams often? Ever dream about running or forgetting your stuff for a race?

If you are a blogger, do you look back at old posts?

Anything new of interest going on in lululemon that I am missing?





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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine August 25, 2016, 6:41 am

    I finally used my Lululemon gift card and got shorts and a tank top! I definitely have running dreams when I get close to a race. I think I have had it happen before every marathon I’ve done!
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  • Susie @ Suzlyfe August 25, 2016, 6:43 am

    I need to go back and look at old posts! If for no other reason that to fix them, lol. I wonder if running dreams are the runner’s new back in school or in a meeting dreams, haha
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 25, 2016, 10:11 am

      it’s scary to look back at some posts and see how badly they need to be fixed! when I have time, sometimes I adjust the photos

  • Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 25, 2016, 7:21 am

    I feel ya about the workout clothes, I always want more and cute ones but realistically not many people even see me in them. And that’s my favorite kombucha! Yay Trader Joes!
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 25, 2016, 8:30 am

    I wear the same few things for running over and over because as long as they’re clean, who cares if I repeat outfits. Although lulu has a crop top/sports bra that’s super cute.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 25, 2016, 10:10 am

      my thoughts exactly! lately I keep wearing what I just washed and folded which means I am wearing the same 3 outfits. who cares?

  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood August 25, 2016, 8:45 am

    I always have the weirdest dreams – most recently I had one where I went to a hot dog eating contest with 2 guy friends from HS (That I haven’t seen in well over 7 years) and they went to park the car and walked in with my 2 children in a laundry basket? My brain is clearly a weird place.
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  • Suzy August 25, 2016, 9:31 am

    I keep having baby dreams! And I wake up totally FREAKED OUT.
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  • Sarah @pickyrunner August 25, 2016, 10:07 am

    I went down the rabbit hole of reading an entire 2 years worth of posts a couple weeks ago. It made me sad reading some but also nostalgic over the memories. That’s one of my favorite parts about blogging. I haven’t shopped at lulu in FOREVER. I’ve been spending too much money so I’m trying to resist but I am also itching to do some damage. As soon as I move into my apartment where lulu is downstairs maybe i’ll start going more often.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles August 25, 2016, 10:09 am

      um, I bet you will totally start popping in there more often once you move! dangerous

  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 25, 2016, 10:23 am

    2.99?!? That’s insanity. A bottle is like 5.99 around here, which is basically why I stopped drinking it. I can’t support a coffee habit AND kombucha habit at the same time. And I actually almost never remember my dreams, which is kind of a relief since I used to suffer from really bad nightmares.
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  • rachel @ Athletic Avocado August 25, 2016, 10:50 am

    Can’t wait to find that booch at TJ’s when I get back to school! I had no idea they sold it!
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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma August 25, 2016, 2:28 pm

    2.99 is an awesome price! The lowest I’ve gotten is 3.29. Also I’ve been known to have running dreams where I’m starting a race in sweats or have no bra or I can’t tie my shoes or I’ve just eaten a huge dinner lol 🙂
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  • Emily August 25, 2016, 2:42 pm

    Yes, I do remember dreams about 30% of the time; they are usually so weird or really cool. I’ve had those dreams about not getting up in time for a race; but I’m so thankful that that hasn’t happened. 🙂 What does ‘booch taste like? Is it really tart?
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 4, 2016, 10:46 am

    I love to go back and read old posts….I always think, wow I was pretty funny back then. Or maybe that’s just me.

    I need new workout clothes since my dry fit ones are starting to get a little smelly even fresh out of the laundry.

    I can’t wait to see the Bar Mitzvah photos.