Good | Bad | Rad #40 – A rad of few words

StJohnsBridgeMtHood

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Perspective. There’s this professional photograph I’ve seen of my favorite bridge with one of my favorite mountains in the background. Mt. Hood always looks so huge behind the St. Johns Bridge, I’ve long suspected there was a . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #39 – Ideas, Ease and Mystery

Bright beautiful gifts for May Day.

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Overwhelmed by Suggestions. I had this idea that I would celebrate the two year anniversary of Explore & Play by letting you suggest, and then choose the topic for the anniversary call. I somehow forgot how creative . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #38 – Seeing Far & Total Darkness

Mt. Hood and the Burlington Rail Bridge are perfectly framed from the St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Open Windows. And furnace off! Right now I have the windows open and I’m listening to the birds singing. There’s a little breeze, and it just smells so fresh! Plus, love, love, love that I haven’t had . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #37

Cathedral Park, St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Oregon by Shannon Wilkinson

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Yoga. I joined a gym this week, and boy was it perfect timing. Turns out yoga was the perfect antidote to the events of Monday — I went three times during the week. It felt a little . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #36 – Reclamation

St. Johns Bridge in my car mirror, by Shannon Wilkinson Portland, Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Long trail run. I’m starting to get into longer weekly runs for my marathon training, and this past week I was able to disappear into the woods on a long run for a couple hours. I love . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #35 – Springtime and a Melancholy Rad

Trees blooming at Cathedral Park, with the St. John's Bridge in the background, in Portland Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Springtime. There was definitely evidence of springtime in Washington, DC while I was there, but I was too early for the real cherry blossom show. (Peak blossom time is predicted to be in the next week or . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #34 – Rubberbands and Rivers

GeorgetownCanal

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Training. It feels so great to be sticking with my training program even while traveling. After all, one of the reasons I took up running a couple of years ago was because it was simple to do . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #33

SeussQuoteDenver

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Family. My sister and her family now live on the East Coast, 3000 miles away instead of less than 200. I don’t get to see them as much as I would like. But, I had the opportunity . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #32

Duck Duck Goose as seen by Shannon Wilkinson on a walk through the park.

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Getting off the fence. Ever since I qualified for the Boston Marathon last October, I’ve been considering running another one to try and improve my time enough to actually get in and run it. This week, I . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #31

St. Johns Bridge at Dusk

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

Another Ribbon. Even though I’ve been running for a couple of years now, it still amazes me that I am the least bit good at it. Too many years decades of believing I could never do it . . . → keep reading