Creating Resolutions that Work

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Welcome to my blog archive (and former online home). You can now find me over at shannonwilkinson.com. Thanks for visiting!

 

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 . . . → 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

{Good | Bad | Rad} #50 – A waxing gibbous kind of week

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A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week. Plus a few of my favorite photos. Sometimes, they’re even relevant.

 

The Good

Flexibility. One of the things I’ve always appreciated about being self-employed is the flexibility. While there are some drawbacks to self-employment (I haven’t had a . . . → 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

Active Every Day {Playback} Happy Changes for Happy Moving

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Are you wanting to participate in Active Every Day, but aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to be a runner, a cyclist, have a gym membership, or be a superstar athlete of any kind. It’s simply about being a little bit more active than usual for YOU.

This post from last August . . . → 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

{Good | Bad | Rad} #49 – Overthinking Possibility

Sun break on the top deck of the Fremont Bridge, Portland, Oregon

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week. Plus a few of my favorite photos I snapped during the week. Sometimes, they’re even relevant.

The Good

Fixing Things. Sometimes you have to get down and tear things apart to fix them. Bonus, when you can get . . . → 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

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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