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27 May 2013

Day 110 – 116

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Day 110 – 116
Double dutying today. I had Bar Method during my lunch break and then hit the road for a quick 3 miler with Lilo after work. Oh I must say it must have been the funniest run ever, Lilo had an epic dog life lesson: don’t mess with 2 mama Canadian geese. They were barricading the seawall looking after their little ones, I had to run thru them, but Lilo… she goes for them, and this time, she got attacked big time. It was so funny. I don’t think she’ll dare to cross them in the future.
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20 May 2013

Day 106, 107, 108 & 109!

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Day 106, 107, 108 & 109!
Running and Bar Methoding. Life is really busy again, working every day, long hours… Feeling tired but I see the light at the end of this mad life.
While we are busy with our hectic lives, there is chaos around us again. The latest tornadoes earlier in Texas and now in Oklahoma are another proof that nature doesn’t play games. One of the worst tornadoes in recorded history brought destruction today to the town of Moore, Oklahoma. As of tonite, 51 people are reported dead, including at least 20 children.
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12 May 2013

Day 98, 99, 100 & 101!

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Day 98, 99, 100 & 101!
First of all, can’t believe it’s been 100 days already. Second of us, I can’t believe I was grumpy enough to not write for the last 4 days. It was time for me get a taste of my own medicine, I ran in the rain. It’s a cycle; I feel down about the world’s events, about unfairness, unjustice, abuse and neglect… then I don’t go for a run. But actually all I need is to run. I fought all my fights, went over all of my issues and reminded myself all the goodness there is in this world. It’s mother’s day afterall.
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08 May 2013

Day 95, 96 & 97

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Day 95, 96 & 97
Rollerblading, running and Bar Methoding in order. I am absolutely taking advantage of the weather this week. Being outdoors is so refreshing and rejuvenating. Lately, the stress levels at work have risen again, and the work hours are getting longer and longer. Being able to fit some exercise to my day makes me a sane person. It’s like restart button for me. Feeling cranky and pissy? Go for a run! Half an hour later you will feel so much better.
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05 May 2013

Day 92 & 93 and 94!

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Day 92 & 93 and 94!
What glorious couple of days in Vancity! It’s amazing to see the energy shift in people. Everybody is all smiles, soaking up the sun. It feels like we are done hibernating, we are all ready to play.
And huge congratulations to all who ran the half marathon or the marathon today. It’s a huge accomplishment, and you should be so proud of yourselves. Vancouver half marathon was my first ever race in my life as a runner. This race means a lot to me.
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01 May 2013

Day 89 & 90

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Day 89 & 90
4 miles run with Lilo today and Bar Method yesterday. It felt so nice to log off and go for a run after work today. It’s an awesome way of decompressing after a busy day in front of a computer. It’s especially an emotional day for me, it’s my great-grandmother birthday. She passed away 2 years ago, she was 97. I miss her, I miss her ways. It still puts a smile on my face when I remember telling her that she is stubborn, she would always say: “No hun, I am not stubborn. I have principles.”
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29 Apr 2013

Day 87 & 88

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Day 87 & 88
8 miles trail run and a day off after. Finally managed to run Baden Powell from Deep Cove to Lynn Valley again this year. I have been planning on running this route since the rain eased out. It just takes a bit of logistics to organize this run. I have to catch a bus from home, and also have to time the bus home at the other end. For anyone who is curious about doing the same trail, here is a link to the trail map. I just managed to miss my bus home by 3 mins. It also started to rain at the same moment. I waited in the rain for 30min. It was NOT fun.
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24 Apr 2013

Day 82 & 83

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Day 82 & 83
Bar Method and a day off. Mid week day off feels pretty nice. A glass of wine, some candles and some yoga before bed time. I think yoga mats are the box equivalent for cats. As soon as I put the mat on the floor, 2 dogs appear on it… Everytime… I am planning on an early morning run tomorrow to have a fresh start to the day, these 2 last days have been a bit long and hectic. Need my reset by running. But quickly, I want to mention something. Yesterday was National Sovereignty & Children’s Day in my home country Turkey.
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22 Apr 2013

Day 80 & 81

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Day 80 & 81
Bar Method and 4 miles trail run. It was such a glorious day today in Vancity. So mellow and fresh. A perfect day to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have access to clean air and fresh water. We live in a city where the air is so clear and the tap water is so delicious that it’s easy to take them for granted. There are lots of articles out there today, reminding us the importance of being green, being sustainable. And maybe even for a day, take some time out of your day to recognize the Earth’s beauty.
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20 Apr 2013

Day 76, 77, 78 & 79!

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Day 76, 77, 78 & 79!
I was having technical difficulties for the last couple of days so be ready for me pouring my heart out tonite. There is so much to talk about, to think about… I am still keeping up with my running, Bar Methoding and also managed to sneak in a 20km epic rollerblade run the other day.
But right now, there are so many things I want to share with you all.
Bare with me, it may be a long one tonite.
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