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28 Jul 2013

5 Days till departure

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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.
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25 Jul 2013

8 Days till departure

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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.
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16 Jul 2013

18 Days till departure

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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.
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13 Jul 2013

21 Days till departure

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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.
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12 Jul 2013

22 Days till departure

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22 Days till departure

10km solo city run. Not knowing if I am going to have enough time before mischeif in San Francisco, I finished my run early in the morning in Vancouver. It was a good idea! First lesson learned in SF: Don't challenge any runners who train in this city. Freaking hills! Tomorrow morning I think I may need to crawl some of the streets. Anyway, as promised the 15 things that you'll never hear a runner say.

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10 Jul 2013

24 Days till departure

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24 Days till departure
9pm 10km city solo run, speedwork.
Oh I was aching during my run. I had my second Level 2 Bar Method class today, and I don’t remember my muscles shaking that much ever. Even tho I rested between the class and the run, still I felt every little bit of me hurting while running. Ouchy…
Day 4 of running 10km/day for 28 days. I am sticking with it. Hopefully by the end of it, I’ll have a strong base for any winter races.
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07 Jul 2013

27 Days till departure

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Day 1 of 28 day running challenge.
10KM trail run with Lilo.
Finally finished my homework. I did all my research, talked to lots of people and this year I am doing something different for animal rescue efforts.
I always drop by at the local animal shelter wherever I go when I am on holidays and this year I thought I can just help by bringing as many supplies as I can to the shelters while visiting Aruba and Bonaire islands.
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07 Jun 2013

Day 123 – 127

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Day 123 – 127
I am not sleeping much lately. I feel like if I don’t check my Facebook or Twitter, I am going to miss what’s happening in the world, especially what’s happening in Turkey. So every couple of hour, I wake up, a bit panicked, check my phone.
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02 Jun 2013

Day 117 – 122

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Day 117 – 122
Some of you may know, but most of you may not. I am from Istanbul, Turkey and for me Run Bubbles Run is a gateway to change this world and inspire others to do the same. I have been dealing with mixed emotions since Friday after waking up to a facebook page full of photos of my friends wearing scuba goggles, chased by the police while they were peacefully taking a stand to protect a gorgeous park in the middle of Istanbul. I got furious seeing the brutality my friends saw and experienced.
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08 Apr 2013

Day 65 & 66 and 67!

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Day 65 & 66 and 67!
Combining days once more. Busy week ended with a busy weekend. I have been working 6-7 days a week, which leaves not enough time for play & recovery but I am doing my best. 6am Bar Method today, and planning to stick with the running schedule for the rest of the week.

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