Archive for Running

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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05 Mar 2013

Day 33

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Day 33

6pm 5miles speedwork. I like doing these speedwork runs after work. I feel much stronger than 6am, and when I need speed, I need to be a bit more awake. I managed to keep my pace up and even tho it was a tough run, I made it feeling strong and faster. So tonite I want to write about my experience of running less but running hard and how that concept applies to other things in our life.

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03 Mar 2013

Day 31

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Day 31
7am snowshoeing with the girls, then 4 miles tempo run in the afternoon. Oh we had a blast on the mountain this morning with the girls. I woke up early, drove to Cypress. We were there at 7am, first car to park -it’s a rare thing believe me. I let the girls run and be wild since we were the only ones on the snowshoe trails. It was a blast, the sun was shining, clear blue sky, me and the girls just enjoyed the snow before the city woke up. Annnd, they slept for the rest of the day in the sun at home. Not bad eh?
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02 Mar 2013

Day 30

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Day 30
10 miles long run in the afternoon. What a day for kiteboarding in Vancity! The wind was unbelievable. I am still not brave enough to face the Canadian waters in March but I have seen couple of kiteboarders having a blast in the city. I had to run against the crazy wind for 5 miles. It felt like whenever I take a new step, I was going backward, or like being on a treadmill. My way back home was delightful with the wind pushing me forward with every step.
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01 Mar 2013

Day 29

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Day 29
Too much wine on Thursday night but still got up on time for the 6am Bar Method class. We did 45 pushups before 6.15am! Argh… sweet sweet sleep where are you?
This weekend is going to be all about catching up with life, decluttering, going thru closets, donating “things” that have been sitting waiting for a chance to be used…
it’s not something to look forward to on a weekend, but it always feels great once you are done and dejunked your life.
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27 Feb 2013

Day 27

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Day 27
6am Bar Method. I am sore. My hamstrings are killing me right now. I wanted to do some yoga tonite, then I felt like I can’t really bare any more activity today. I slept for half an hour during lunch time, just like a kid.
Today, it’s been 2 years since I lost my great-grandma. It is strange how it feels. It feels like it’s been ages, but at the same time, it feels so recent. She was real close and dear to me and I miss her presence very very much.
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22 Feb 2013

Day 22

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Day 22
5.45am 5 miles tempo run with Lilo. Such a nasty nasty day out there in Vancouver. I woke up @5.30 and believe me, it was pretty damn hard to convince myself to leave the house and face the pouring rain! I mean it is pouring outside, and it’s windy as well. But surprisingly, I had a pretty sweet run, felt really strong and actually had a quality run. I feel like high fiving myself right now for my little achievement before work.

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17 Feb 2013

Day 17

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Day 17
2pm 10 miles run. Those of you who ran across the Lions Gate Bridge would know; it’s freaking hard. You don’t feel the incline and the steep decline of the bridge when you are driving. Running the bridge is a different story. My legs are going to cry tomorrow morning at 6am Bar Method.

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16 Feb 2013

Day 16

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Day 16
6am 6 miles run. Wake up, run, shower, go back to bed and wake up again. One of my favorite activity is to get up early to go out for a run and be back on a reasonable to time to go back to bed again. So good. It’s like I didn’t run 10km, I just woke up at 10am.
And it was so quiet outside today, I haven’t seen any one else outside. Friday night must have been a big one for a lot of people.
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