2014 vs 2015!

Impossible List, Inspiration, Life, Motivation, Travel

It is the time! 

We will be saying goodbye to 2014 and welcoming 2015. 

So I think we should first review last year and find what we did well and did not well so we can improve ourselves in those areas.,

It is the time to deep dive our inner sides and if we want to be our better version we should push our weak sides and make them improved.

So I am honestly sharing with you my challenging situations and failures of 2014. 

I am pleased to know which areas I need to overcome it. 

So why don’t we start a fresh page in our lives starting 2015?

So here is my 2014 review for myself! 

Hope to let’s get over all our weaknesses with knowing ourselves!


What did work this year?


Good areas (+)

Traveling 



Running Races

English Public Speaking


Self-Improvement


Language Improvement

  • Took IELTS score

What did not work well this year?

Improvement areas (-)

  • Mess up with relationships (Complicated!)
  • Saving money (!)

*One little note Saturn left Scorpio as of today so as a scorpio I learned lots of things during these 2.5 years and and now time to action:) 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GOOD LUCK FOR ALL OF US!

Story of a failure!

Birthdays, Impossible List, Life, Motivation, Running


First of all sorry for not writing for a while because I was trying to handle my birthday depression. Haven’t you heard it? Then you should check it out! Please click here!

My last decision for birthdays they are not welcomed by me anymore. I can’t find any meaning to find it special. Not because of I feel depressed or anything else, I really thought and could not find any reason to celebrate if somebody is born. If I do something well then you can celebrate me but I didn’t show any success to be born so I think we should celebrate our moms.
Let’s come back to our subject today!
I have an impossible list that I have to complete in my entire life. Some of them are so impossible but I try to push myself to believe nothing is impossible.
I am going to confess you my failure about marathon running. 
Actually I was going well as you see below about my list. I completed nice races including a half marathon.


Fitness

I was supposed to run a marathon. But one day before marathon, I changed my mind and changed the category to 15K. 
Why did I do it? Because after half marathon I realized that I was not very practised to run a marathon. I should run more often and increase my pace. So I decided to prepare for next year’s marathon.
I ran 15K in 1.41 minutes. My pace was 6.50 “/km. According to my previous runs, it improved.
But another part of me is also a little bit sad for not attending marathon. 
But time to prepare for future!
I experienced a disappointment but I should move on for my other targets. 
It is so interesting to race with myself. My struggle is with me. Sometimes I mess up everything, sometimes I can move forward so fastly. I surprise when I see my actions in different situations but I belive they make me stronger.
So time to go on now!
I should focus on what I want and think about new strategies to have it and let you know!

    What I learned Running My First Half Marathon!

    Half Marathon, Impossible List, Inspiration, Motivation, Running

    I started to run on March 2013. When in my first running, I said myself this is what I want. I felt really good and I wanted to continue. It made me feel free and clear my mind. 

    So I put some items about running to my impossible list because it was my precious one:)

    Run 7K, 10K, Half Marathon and a Marathon…

    I did 7K before but Half Marathon was so crazy for me. 

    Yesterday was the biggest day because I would run a half marathon.

    Before the race I said to myself just keep going. So during the race I try to just move. I was angry to my phone that telling every miles because there were so miles ahead to go! Last few miles I was behind from all of the athletes but I said that you showed the courage to attend this race and you are moving. It is not important to go faster, just run and see the finish line. So I did, I moved and saw the amazing finish line:)

    I couldn’t imagine myself if somebody told me 2 years ago: 

    “You would run a half marathon, 21.5 km (13.1 Miles)!” 

    But as of yesterday, yes I ran a half marathon!

    So I really started to believe nothing is impossible. If you believe yourself and at least start what you really like and want why couldn’t it be realized? 
    I am an example of it but believe me there are many examples achieved their dreams. 


    I have to achieve many items on my impossible list

    Sure somedays I feel “Ok Asli it is up to now, accept it that you will not be able to realize all of them”. 

    Of course I have ups and downs like everybody. 


    But at that time I try to focus my ups. I ask to myself why not, if nothing is impossible then I have to push myself. 

    My first half marathon was the proof of my belief.

    Go Asli Go!

    Challenge, Impossible List, Running

    Yesterday I attended Nike Run Istanbul race. 

    This was my second year. I was 2 minutes faster than last year’s score. 

    I completed 7 km in 43 minutes. I was 442nd out of 3805 women at the finish line. 


    So I can proudly tell you that I have done one more item from my impossible list

    The next item is so excited because I will attend a half marathon first time in my life on October 12!

    I don’t know what I am going to do but I only know that I should start first step then the other steps will follow. Hope that everything goes well as I think:) 

    After half marathon, I will attend a marathon Istanbul Marathon on November 16. 

    These two races will be major challenges for me. 

    So what I am telling you now: Go Asli Go!

    Tale of Kackar Mountains!

    Hiking, Impossible List, Inspiration, Trans Kackar, Travel, Turkey

    I was in Kackar Mountains last week. 

    I am very proud of telling you that I have done one more thing from my impossible list


    Hiking and camping on Kackar Mountains and it was awesome!


    We climbed at the top of the mountain and it was 3937 mt and wrote my notes to guestbook. 


    It tooked 10 hours to go up and come back down by walking on small stones and rocks. Although it was so tough, it was worth to see the amazing view.

    While watching the wonderful view, I can tell you that it was one of the most unforgettable moments I had. 


    Here please check out the stunning photos of Kackar Mountains and watch the video below!

     


    Challenge accepted!

    Black Sea, Challenge, Cold Shower, Hiking, Impossible List, Trans Kackar
    Cold shower


    I have started Cold Shower on 17 July. And today is 17 August. It has been one month. Why did I start to have cold shower? Because I want to have power to choose the difficult one. I know that hot water is comfortable for me but but I want to break my comfort zone. 

    This was a baby step for me. I know that I can leave something when I feel comfortable so it makes me feel powerful. Sure, in all areas of my life I should practise it, so I will try.

    I want to try what I did not try before or I want to say more ‘why not’ because we can not know what is waiting for us. 

    Life is a good journey to whom wants to learn what it really means.

    Cold shower therapy was only 30 days but I am going to continue it until I feel comfortable. If I start to feel comfortable, I will change my route again. Because we should always improve ourselves with new challenges. 

    By the way this weekend I will go hiking and camping at Black Sea and it is the most difficult route in that area so I am a little bit excited because a new challenge is waiting for me. And also it is in my impossible list so I can’t wait to post it done!

    I should be so tough for this route. It will be at the highest mountains of Black Sea: Trans Kackar, 3937 mt!  Check it out! 

    Last year also I went hiking to Black Sea Mountains and I have learned that if you are above 2000 mt, your eyes can swell up! Lesson one: According to height your body can give different signals!
    So what I am saying now, hello to a new challenge and let’s get it over!