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15 Jun 2012

64 Days to go

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64 Days to go

Another day without a run. I miss running.
I hate feeling weak. I am definitely feeling better today but still my energy level is low. Hopefully tomorrow morning, I can get back to my training with an easy run. Can’t afford to get sick again and loose another week. 2 months to the race, 50km to run.

Sitting at home makes me a bit more productive. I started my Canuck passport application. I had to deal with 2 broken printers… Printers are just not human friendly.
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14 Jun 2012

65 Days to go

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65 Days to go

Still sick. But I gathered my survival kit today. I have been drinking almost a liter of orange juice, sleeping lots, and taking dayquil. I feel much better than this morning but still low on energy. I’ll get there eventually. It sucks that I am missing one week of training. It’s going to be a bit hard on me next week.

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13 Jun 2012

66 Days to go

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66 Days to go

Today, I became a Canadian.
Now I am proud to say I am a citizen of two completely different but two countries that complement each other. Turkey and Canada are so different in many ways but it feels like they form a beautiful alliance.
Being there at the oath ceremony was just a memorable experience for me today.

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12 Jun 2012

67 Days to go

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67 Days to go

A day of traveling. I managed to officially get sick at Vegas. I lost my voice last night and I have been sneezing & coughing. I managed to get horribly chapped lips as well. So much for climate change adaptation. Not going to lie, it felt great to feel the rain on my skin today walking back home. It gives an instant glow and life to everything to have some water.

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11 Jun 2012

68 Days to go

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68 Days to go.

5pm 3miles run along the Strip.Who runs when it is this hot outside! I miss my jungle and my rain. I think when it’s this hot outside there is a fine line between throwing up, passing out and staying alive. Very fine line…

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10 Jun 2012

69 Days to go

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69 Days to go

Declaring this Sunday as my rest day rather than Monday. It has been an interesting chain of events last night. We were hoping to grab some dinner around 9, but our 10min nap(naively) turned into a 2hr long nap which made us late for our dinner reservation.

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09 Jun 2012

70 Days to go

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70 Days to go
10am 3 miles run in the freaking hot desert weather.Oh my… Came to our room at 4.30am and left it at 10am to go for a run. It felt like my lungs were turning into dried paper since it felt so hot taking the stairs up on cross roads. I felt dizy twice but no big deal.
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08 Jun 2012

71 Days to go

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71 Days to go.
Cross training at Vegas.If you count wLking around for 5 hours when its 40 degrees outside and if you count swimming a bit in a nice pool, then i did my cross training today.Dear kids, move aside. I am here to dance to my music that you guys just discovered. It’s called dubstep or electronic music. I am 29 years old and i feel like a grown up here. Strange indeed.

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06 Jun 2012

73 Days to go

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73 Days to go

12pm 6 miles run with Lilo. Once more, I was at Cleveland Dam running the Capilano Pacific Trail and the Coho Loop. Now that I know my way around the trail, I took Lilo with me. The first mile, I think she runs twice as much as I do. Going back and forth, back and forth…She was so exhausted half way that I stopped where there was a little safe creek for her to dip into. Fresh creek water definitely hit the spot for her. Now it’s ZzZZZz time at home.

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05 Jun 2012

74 Days to go

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74 Days to go

2pm 5 miles run with Vodka
Really nice run today. We were inside Stanley Park, went up to the prospect point from North Creek trail then down on Rawlings trail (which is one of my favorite pleasant trails).
Tomorrow is Lilo’s turn. We will hit the trail early in the morning for a longer run.

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