In November 2011, Ingalls awoke from a vivid dream in which she was running in a race -- she wasn't just running, she was in the lead. During the dream, she was disconcerted to find her husband pulling up in a car next to her.
"You need to get out of this race," her husband told her. But Ingalls, 44, didn't want to listen. "I said, 'Are you kidding? I'm in the front," recalls the computer systems analyst, who lives in Rochester, N.Y.