Where will 2014 take you?

St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland Oregon. Photo by Shannon Wilkinson

Has that been on your mind?

It certainly seems to be on the minds of the people visiting here in the last week. Besides the usual (weird) searches for bad black eye that land people here, most people are reading posts that will help them navigate the coming year.

Here are the most popular posts . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #7 – Things Just Got Real

Mount Hood

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this blog series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me!

This was the first week of my . . . → keep reading

Creating Resolutions that Work

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Where do you fall on the New Year’s Resolution Continuum?

(statistics from 2008 survey by Opinion Corporation of Princeton, NJ)

If you fall in that big middle group (or have drifted into the no resolutions group due to disappointment) this could be the year for something different.

A few years ago, Janine Adams . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #6 – Geeking Out and Recognizing Rules

Birds lined up by species on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Running Nerd

Not so long ago I was . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #5 – Things I’ve Forgotten

Rainbows over Portland Oregon

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Opposite of Ease

I feel out of the . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #4 – Slow Starts and Something (Anything)

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Slow Starts

When I start my runs, . . . → keep reading

Active Every Day in November

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The days are getting shorter, and, with the end of Daylight Savings Time here in the US, it’s going to be darker earlier. Add to that the colder weather and you have the perfect recipe for hunkering down and getting cozy.

Which is great — a part of this time of year that I love . . . → keep reading

{Playback} Behind the Scenes

Leverage

A little over a year ago, I made my primetime television debut. While it was certainly fun to search for me for the few bits that didn’t end up on the cutting room floor (in the computer trash can?) what was really interesting was how much time, energy and money went into the set . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #3 – Falling, Riding and Double-Digits

Flowers in front of the Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon

In 2011, I started running. In 2014, I’ll be running the most elite marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon. With this series, I’m sharing the techniques I use to coach myself (mentally, emotionally and physically) through six months of training. Thanks for joining me! Tripping

Remember when you were a kid and you’d fall . . . → keep reading

What Do You Think About Change?

Multnomah Creek in the Columbia River Gorge by Shannon Wilkinson

We hunger for consistency and certainty. The sense that once I get past this one thing, or figure out that one issue, just get this sorted once and for all, everything will be okay.

Sometimes it works.

For awhile.

But somehow, thinking you have it sorted once and for all, makes the inevitable change, . . . → keep reading