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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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27 Apr 2013

Day 84, 85 & 86!

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Day 84, 85 & 86!
Bar Methoding lately. My left leg has an awkward pain when I walk lately, giving it a good rest before hitting the trails tomorrow morning. I am planning to do the Baden Powell from Deep Cove to Lynn Canyon. Let’s see if I still have the endurance to go the distance on the mountain tops.
Since I have been working a lot lately again, I realized I am picking up some bad habits that need to change.
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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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16 Apr 2013

Day 75

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Day 75
3 miles run with Vodka. I just really felt like running today. And felt like just running to enjoy being free and wild. No course, no pace and no distance in mind, I just felt like running as fast as I can keep up. I love when Vodka needs to push herself to keep up with me. Those are the runs that make you feel alive. I felt great feeling my legs, my arms and my lungs working. We take our health, our life for granted, but we really shouldn’t.

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15 Apr 2013

Day 74

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Day 74
I am a runner. I may not be the fastest or strongest runner. I may have not qualified this year for Boston. I dream about qualifying for Boston. I could have been crossing that finish line and my loved one would have been there waiting to watch me fulfill my dream crossing that finish line. This marathon is like the olympics of people like you and me, it’s for all the ordinary people who crave to explore the horizons of themselves. People run marathons for the simplest and purest reasons. Nobody runs a marathon to get rich.
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14 Apr 2013

Day 73

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Day 73
5 miles trail running with Lilo.
Such a glorious day in Vancity. I have faith in you Vancouver, I am putting away all my winter cloths and bringing my summer dresses out. Don’t disappoint me or get me sick please. Today was just so nice out there, fresh mountain air and the sun peaking thru the forest… Nothing beats trail running. It makes everything so much better. It makes you feel so free and wild.
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13 Apr 2013

Day 70, 71 & 72!

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Day 70, 71 & 72!
Thursday, Friday Bar Method, Saturday 5 miles trail running with Vodka. Lunch time Bar Method is the best, a perfect full body workout in an hour. I am getting addicted to it, feeling stronger every day. And today, getting back to the trails was just what I needed to clear my mind from all the madness that has been happening around me lately. Being out in the woods made Vodka pretty happy as well. Read more