Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Only a runner

Pregnant woman tend to remember more of their dreams and have more vivid dreams than the rest of the population. I knew this was true for me, but didn't realize how common it was until I got an article from babycenter.com. You can read all about it here (and probably learn more than you want to know about the approximate size and composition of buns in the oven at 17 weeks). The short version goes, we wake up to pee frequently, thus interrupting REM sleep and allowing us to remember more of our dreams.

The other night I had a dream where I had amnesia (true story: I just had to ask my husband what the word is for when you can't remember anything). In this dream, I could not for the life of me remember who I was. It wasn't like it was on the tip of my tongue and I just couldn't spit it out, it was like the information genuinely was not stored in my brain any more. In the dream, I solved this problem by happening upon a picture of me taken during a race, then used the bib number in the picture to look up the race results and figure out what my name was. 

The weirdest part? The Redhead was helping me look up the bib number. We've met in real life on multiple occasions. Had this been real, she could have just told me who I was. But I think we've established that this is the ludicrous production of a pregnant runner's brain. 

No one other than a runner would have this dream. Ever. This makes me cherish it. And laugh at myself. Do you ever have crazy runner dreams? What's the craziest of them?

6 comments:

Elle said...

That is an odd dream. I haven't ever experienced a running dream.!

Marlene said...

LOL, I love hearing about wacky dreams because I rarely remember mine! That's hilarious.

Rena @milehogger.blogspot.com said...

That's interesting. The only running dreams I have are about running the races I signed up for.

B.o.B. said...

whoa! that's pretty crazy but also smart of you to look yourself up via race number. i love it!

Morgan said...

That's hilarious! I promise you I'd remind you who you were on sight! :)

Black Knight said...

You were very smart. Sometimes I dream that I don't find water while running: crazy dream!