08 Mar 2011

12 days to go

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12 days to go
6.30 am 2 miles run with Lilo

It’s hiking day today, but I took Lilo out anyway. She loves to run now. And last night I took both of them with their backpacks on for a short run. It was complicated when Vodka was trying to pull and Lilo dragging behind. I managed it and I think they loved it.

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07 Mar 2011

13 days to go

No Comments Dogs, Humanitarian

13 days to go
Day off running, physio exercices

Happy Monday! Such a gorgeous day outside. And how do you like my hat? I dont carry it as good as a firefighter but I think it suits me 🙂 thank you Ollie for the photo.

My training for these last 2 weeks is pretty easy, I guess it’s time to rest and recover until the race. My legs are doing pretty good after 20 miles on Saturday.

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06 Mar 2011

14 days to go

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14 days to go
Day off.

What a great day today. We started with taking the bitches (excuse my language) to the park, Vodka loves to fetch! It’s great to see them go crazy. Then we headed to Main st. where I got some latte from Gene coffee shop. The green lightbulbs are from there. Then we went to 8 1/2 for brunch. Great little place on Main and 8th st.

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05 Mar 2011

15 days to go

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15 days to go
20 miles long solo run

Well, this was a long run 🙂 I went from our place in Gastown to Wreck Beach. That UBC hill is pretty damn long! Anyway, I need to trust my training program that running 20 miles is going to be enough to finish 26 miles with the adrenalin rush. We will see.

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04 Mar 2011

16 days to go

1 Comment Community, Dogs, Snowboarding

16 days to go
2 miles with Lilo

We had an amazing night last night at Cypress. There was so much snow! So fresh and it was really quiet as well. I guess everybody was watching the Canucks game. It’s pretty hard to go for a run in the morning then go snowboarding at night and then get up and go for another run the next morning… I am tired.  And I can eat the world right now.
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03 Mar 2011

17 days to go

No Comments Community, Dogs, Running

17 days to go
5 miles tempo run with Vodka

It was our first off leash run! She tried to run ahead but I kept correcting her and she learned to stay right next to me the whole time. She tried to get into the water as usual, but she was a good girl and listened to me and came back.
I love running with Vodka.
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02 Mar 2011

18 days to go

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18 days to go
Day off running, sinus pain

I woke up with a horrible sinus pain…my ear hurts too. Not sure why this keeps happening, maybe it’s related to the pressure change outside. But I am not surrendering, I will go to work.
This marathon became more than a race for me. I will never forget this period of time in my life, the whole experience is more than just me. The events that are happening or had happened around the world are so striking and meaningful in so many ways. I am glad to be sharing it with you all.

Lots of love. xo

01 Mar 2011

19 days to go

2 Comments Dogs

19 days to go
6 am 3 miles run with Lilo

I was going to go with Vodka but she wasn’t too keen and Lilo was super excited to come out with me even though she just recovered from her snow injury. I used our new safety equipments today. Lights, a little bell, new ID tag and city licence tag. Most dogs cannot be united with their owners due to lack of identification…

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28 Feb 2011

20 days to go

No Comments Family, Friends

20 days to go
Day off running, stationary biking after work.

I slept in until 7. I am catching up on my sleep since I didn’t sleep much after hearing the news. 18 miles are apparently hard on my legs too.. I am going to do some stretching tonight. Lilo is not limping this morning. She managed to enjoy the snow a little bit better. Vodka is still acting like a crazy dog in the snow.

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27 Feb 2011

21 days to go

No Comments Dogs, Family, Life

21 days to go
Day off

I lost my great grandma today.  You never get used to loose your loved ones. Experience doesn’t have anything with the feeling of a loss.
Today I wanted to celebrate her life. I replanted our little trees that were dying. Now they have new soil, new home… I want them to live against all odds, I’ll be spending all extra effort to keep them alive.

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