My passion for running!

Life, Motivation, Running

Today I would like to share with you my passion for running.

How did I start running? 

I was in my friend’s birthday party. I was talking with our mutual friend. She told me that she was going to start running the next morning. 
I just asked  “Can I join?” 
She kindly said yes and we agreed to meet at 7.00 am in the next morning. 

When we met she told me that she was not waiting me because it was too early. But I said you have my words and I am here so let’s start running.

So my running journey has started on March 2013 like this. 

We continued running every week. Even in sunny & rainy or cold days … 

After a while I continued running alone because I found out that it was a way to find myself. I was feeling nothing is impossible. I was challenging myself and trying to push my limits everytime. 

After these runs I also attended races like 7K, 10K, 15K and a Half Marathon. 

Running made me feel free and confident. 
I can easily tell you now what I want or don’t want. 

After I started running also I started hiking and traveled more than ever before. 
And when I traveled far far away I also ran every places I have seen. Because I noticed that it was a great way to explore a new city with running.

Also it is a very special time for me to stay alone with myself. Because I noticed that until that time I was always surrounded with people. But now I can listen myself and have a chance to ask “Are you all right?” or “Is that really you want?” So it makes me think logically with my inner voice.

Last days I read an article. It was about everyone should have a passion for something to be a happier person. I thought and yes I have a passion for running. It makes me feel great and day by day it improves me to be a better person.

I believe if we can find out what we have passion for then we can be happier people. 

So it is important for me to see other people who are caring themselves and listen themselves. 

If we know ourselves then we can be better people.

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.


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!