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20 Mar 2013

Day 48

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Day 48
6am Bar Method. Up up up we go. My arms are just burning without me even moving them…poor turkey arms.
I am going to keep this one short. I just wanted to point out that I feel ripples of positive change around me. I see more and more people doing something for the causes their care about, volunteering, protesting, supporting… Doing something rather than watching the world go by. Hats off to you for taking action my friends.
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19 Mar 2013

Day 47

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Day 47
Lunch time Bar Method. Back in business. Not sure about you guys, but I miss my summer photos. The trails, the ocean side, color in general. These last couple of days I am finding it hard to capture anything colorful in my day. Where are the cherry blossoms and when can I start proper trail running again!? I honestly really miss the forest. I have a long run to do this weekend, might be a bit challenging to hit the trails just yet.

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18 Mar 2013

Day 45 & 46

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Day 45 & 46
Double featuring today once more. I haven’t been active for the last couple of days, taking it easy and seems like I slacked on my writing as well. I watched a really interesting talk the other day and the ideas are definitely worth sharing with the world. The talk is about the way people think about charities and how non profit sector is not able to keep up with the profit sector. The non profit sector on its own is a market for love, compassion and affection. And how can you monetize that?
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16 Mar 2013

Day 44

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Day 44
Rollerblading with the girls. The pain on my leg is still there… I can’t find where it’s coming from but it makes me limp occasionally. So taking it easy, let’s see resting a bit makes a difference. I really don’t like injuries. Because I always go thru “5 stages of grief” over injuries. Deny, then get angry, then negotiate, fall into depression and finally accept the reality. So I am going to break the first step of denying by acknowledging the pain.

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14 Mar 2013

Day 42

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Day 42
Declared as this week’s rest day. I have some pain on my leg, so I am taking a day off to see if it goes away on its own. Couple of nice things happened today. First, I got a donation from a friend for Search Dog Foundation. It’s such a hopeful feeling to have people who feel generous and do something kind out of the blue without anyone asking them to do so. Hats off to kindness like that. And he donated last year to the same cause while I was actively fundraising. I also received my election listing in the mail today as a new Canadian.
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13 Mar 2013

Day 41

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Day 41
6am Bar Method. Another early morning… There was a new instructor in the class who was a bit too loud for my taste that early in the morning. And yeah she made us all shake big time. Going back to bed after the class is just the highlight of my day, or the reason why I get up that early.
Today I dropped off the girls at the daycare and apparently they had an agility workshop and they wanted to see how Vodka would do. She was spectacular apparently. That’s my girl.
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12 Mar 2013

Day 40

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Day 40. Lunch time 4miles speedwork with Vodka.
Getting better every week with these speedruns. One running tip from me to all who is doing speedwork runs; Count your breaths. It makes the distance feel shorter and it makes your lungs burning feel less annoying.
More important than that, I want to talk about the crisis in Syria tonite.
I am originally from Turkey and Syria is my one of my neighbors.
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06 Mar 2013

Day 34

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Day 34
6am Bar Method. I am glad I am up early this morning, I have a lot of paperwork to go thru before going to work, at least I am pretty awake after a class of intense booty work!
Anyhow, today I just wanted to write about the importance of search and rescue dogs and also remind everyone how amazing National Search Dog Foundation’s work is.
I am sharing the photo of a newly certified search team. Search & Rescue dog training is extensive, exhaustive and intense for both the animal and the trainer. However, the reward is a remarkable animal that is extremely valuable in terms of saving human lives.

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04 Mar 2013

Day 32

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Day 32
6am Bar Method class. Oh Monday mornings are hard, but at least now its over! My legs were still tired from the weekend, so there were lots of shaking in the class. Anyway, today I want to write about something a bit different. It’s Meatless Monday and I am trying to commit to it. We have been reading lots of things about horse meat mixing into the equation lately, so how about reflecting a bit about our food choices?
I am not a vegetarian. I don’t like eating red meat. Or duck, or rabbit or ham etc.
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27 Feb 2013

Day 27

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Day 27
6am Bar Method. I am sore. My hamstrings are killing me right now. I wanted to do some yoga tonite, then I felt like I can’t really bare any more activity today. I slept for half an hour during lunch time, just like a kid.
Today, it’s been 2 years since I lost my great-grandma. It is strange how it feels. It feels like it’s been ages, but at the same time, it feels so recent. She was real close and dear to me and I miss her presence very very much.
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