Archive for Humanitarian

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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31 Mar 2013

Day 59

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Day 59
10km solo run. Such an amazing day here in Vancouver. The wind is so gentle, the sun is so warm and the beauty of this city is just hard to describe. I had to work today until 6pm, but still head out for my run along the water facing the sun, feeling the fresh warm air, taking every breath with a smile. Nothing beats the feeling of a run outside in the sun after a long week of work. And also, it feels like it’s the beginning of trail running season soon! Cannot wait!
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26 Mar 2013

Day 53 & 54

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Day 53 & 54
Since I have been a slacker (go ahead, tell it to my face), it’s going to be a long one tonite. My sincere apologies. Monday morning started with a 6am Bar Method and today is ending with a lovely moonlight run after work with Vodka.
By the way, I feel like more of you started running recently. So happy and proud of all of you who are going out and choosing the be active and playful. And to be honest, spring running is so peaceful.
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23 Mar 2013

Day 50 & 51

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Day 50 & 51
Combining 2 nights into one once more. Life and work have been go go go lately but hey no excuses to miss a beat. Friday, lunch time Bar Method, today 4 miles run with Lilo + rollerblading in the sun with Vodka. Lots to write about today. I have been inspired by a lot of things recently. One of my good friend (Hi Kristy!) is taking a big step forward for a better world; a better world for animals who are neglected, abused and abandoned. I am so happy and so proud of her, I wish her actions will inspire many more.
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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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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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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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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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