A little something about dreaming.
6am 3 miles run with Lilo.
I am not sure how or why this happens to me every year but I do deal with a lot of vivid lucid dreaming for the last couple of weeks. I remember every detail, and most of the time my dreams are an alternate version of the real life. I see my friends, family, the places I have been, the conversations I have had…Just different, slightly more stressful. And it’s constant.
A little something about dreaming.
Let’s talk running
6am 3 miles with Vodka.
Most people think I run all the time. I do when I am training. Like this summer, I didn’t run at all. So going back to running doesn’t happen naturally for me right now. And maybe that’s a good thing to tell others because starting to run is not fun or easy. It is invigorating for sure but then you need to be careful. Too fast, too much and too soon lead to one thing only; Injuries. So join me in my baby steps of going back to running full time.
6am 2 miles run with Lilo.
The beginning is all about discipline & commitment. But let’s not forget about the excitement. The excitement of starting something new but also so familiar. Despite the dark cold hours, I am a winter runner. The moment I hear my gentle alarm going off, I know I have the choice: snooze & be nice and warm or dare to get up, conquer the day and enjoy the city before everybody gets up. Instant reward vs long term investment.
5 Days till landing in Aruba. I picked up the medical and other supplies today. Lots of bandaging material, leashes, collars for all sizes of dogs and also for cats, toys for dogs and toys for cats… It was a challenge to pack a suitcase full of these goodies around Vodka & Lilo. Vodka kept stealing one of the toys every time I try to push down on the suitcase.
I think the suitcase is going to keep squeaking during our travels. Starting by flying to Toronto on Monday for couple of days then heading down to Aruba for our second stop.
8 Days till departure.
It’s been a busy summer with lots of laughter, good conversations and new sceneries… And it is still going. I am back from visiting friends in LA and meeting the lovely people at Search Dog Foundation. It was an incredible journey, I feel so privileged to have a chance to be with the first responders, trainers and the freshly rescued soon to be search & rescue dogs.
Also I felt great having a chance to make new friends and talk about my mission & passion in life – run, inspire others, fight for animal rights and work for animal rescue.
11 Days till depature.I wish I can explain my experience, my day today with enough words. We had an amazing drive getting to the national search dog foundation's training center here in California. We drove along the pacific coast then drove alongg this beautiful canyon drive. We arrived to the training center where they had 10 dogs they brought over for the day's training session with 3 handlers/trainers. Read more
15 Days till departure.
Landed in LA. Finally got my internet sorted, now I can stick with writing everyday. It's funny how everytime I leave Vancouver I feel like I can walk/run everywhere, I always forget how big everything is in the US, including their street blocks. Also it's hot out there. And I keep trying to remind everyone about safety of animals during hot summer days, thought I can use another reminder.
18 Days till departure.
9pm city run. Today’s weather was not running appropriate. It was already hot at 8am, stuffy all day… I waited until the sun was gone, late night city run is actually quiet lovely. They have these 2 pianos set up on the seawall in Vancouver where people walking by, sit down and play some tunes for everyone. Absolutely lovely.
This running everyday challenge is kicking my ass tho. I am definitely feeling the exhaustion, I am such a winter time runner.
19 Days till departure
So I missed a day of writing during travelling but still logged my runs. Today it was nice to be back in the wilderness of BC. Soaked up some sun, met some critters and conquered some hills.
You guys have been really quiet so I am not sure how many of you are actually reading and following. But someone told me to never give up & quit so I won’t. I will keep running my daily 10km, and write every day to try to inspire you to do something greater every day.
21 Days till departure
9am probably less than 10km city run.
All I wanted was to hit the park before the Golden Gate Bridge… Little I know, the blocks are pretty damn long here. Looking at the map while running, I thought if I just run couple more blocks I’ll get there. Nope. After running for 45 min, up and down, up and down, I gave up and head back to the hotel. I love running in a new city. You get the city it in a different way when you run the streets, choose random streets the turn…It’s always fun.