{Training Log} #8 – You Are Here

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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!

Let’s just get the difficult part out . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} #7 – Things Just Got Real

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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

{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

{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

{Training Log} Begin at the Beginning

The St. Johns Bridge disappears over the Willamette River into the fog

There’s no other way to start, but by simply starting. To meet yourself where you are and go from there. But somehow, I’m making it harder than that. I’m wanting things to be different than they are. As I mentioned in last week’s Training Log, I’m bumping up against a lot of shoulds, or rather . . . → keep reading

{Training Log} The Road to Boston

Shannon Wilkinson accepted into Boston Marathon

September 25th was a rather ordinary day for most people. But for me, and 8,000 other marathon runners, it was a day that would determine how we’d be spending the next seven months. It was the day the Boston Athletic Association was sending out final notifications to let registrants know if their qualifying times were . . . → keep reading