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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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15 Mar 2013

Day 43

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Day 43
Woke up @5.56am for a 6am class… Yeah didn’t really work out. I went for my 7 miler instead with Lilo. It was actually a super nice morning, I ran all around the seawall, the sky was pink, the ocean was calm. It was blissful. A good way to start Friday. I think I enjoy my running days way more than before since every run is really specific and different. I concentrate more on myself, my breathing, my form. Just 3 days a week of running for a marathon training. You can do it too. Quality over quantity.
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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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11 Mar 2013

Day 39

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Day 39
6am Bar Method. Today is brought to you by “how many dogs is required to finish a cup of yogurt in 5 seconds?” And I would like to congratulate all of us in spring time for surviving this one-hour-less-sleep-Monday. When I left for my class this morning, our oven clock was showing 4.45am. Ouch.
But no matter how tired I am, or how much of a hectic day I have, coming to a loving home makes it all go away.
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09 Mar 2013

Day 37

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Day 37
A day off! Wow that felt good, I mean sleeping in a bit. A rest day means no activity really, but it was such a nice sunny day in Vancouver that I had to take my rollerblades out for the first time this year. Vodka and Lilo love rollerblading. Separately of course. I can’t imagine having both of them 🙂 Vodka pulling, Lilo dragging, me in the middle. No thanks.
Today, I sent an email to Saga Humane Society in Belize about volunteering at their shelter. Let’s see what comes out of it. I am actually looking forward to an experience like that.
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08 Mar 2013

Day 35 & Day 36

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Day 35 & Day 36
Allow myself to cheat. Combining 2 days in one entry. It happens, don’t judge me. And hey today is international women’s day. Day 35 was a lunch time Bar Method day and followed by a lovely evening of catching up with an old friend who is visiting (Hi Clare!) Day 36; is pretty amazing so far. I woke up early, debated in bed about if I should go for a run or pretend to sleep in… I am so glad that I managed to trick my brain to get up. It would have been a shame if I missed this glorious morning in Vancity.
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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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03 Mar 2013

Day 31

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Day 31
7am snowshoeing with the girls, then 4 miles tempo run in the afternoon. Oh we had a blast on the mountain this morning with the girls. I woke up early, drove to Cypress. We were there at 7am, first car to park -it’s a rare thing believe me. I let the girls run and be wild since we were the only ones on the snowshoe trails. It was a blast, the sun was shining, clear blue sky, me and the girls just enjoyed the snow before the city woke up. Annnd, they slept for the rest of the day in the sun at home. Not bad eh?
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