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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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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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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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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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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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10 Mar 2013

Day 38

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Day 38
4pm 10 miles long run.
I know how you all felt this morning. Grumpy and sleepy. I am a morning person, no matter how late I go to bed, or how much I drink, I wake up early. Not this morning obviously. Daylight saving hit me and it was 10am when I woke up. It’s really late for my standards.
Lots of people don’t really enjoy the daylight saving so here is a bit of history of the whole thing.
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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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04 Mar 2013

Day 32

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Day 32
6am Bar Method class. Oh Monday mornings are hard, but at least now its over! My legs were still tired from the weekend, so there were lots of shaking in the class. Anyway, today I want to write about something a bit different. It’s Meatless Monday and I am trying to commit to it. We have been reading lots of things about horse meat mixing into the equation lately, so how about reflecting a bit about our food choices?
I am not a vegetarian. I don’t like eating red meat. Or duck, or rabbit or ham etc.
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