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I’ve long been a fan of Athleta. In fact, their purple puffy coat has been on every mountain summit with me.

But, it’s not just the clothes. I find their catalogs to be incredibly inspiring. The models look like they actually work play hard to be fit and toned. Plus, they aren’t wearing tons . . . → keep reading

Guide Yourself With Kindness (an Explore & Play Class)

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As we move into the new year, how are you talking to yourself? Are you berating yourself for what you didn’t do? Pushing yourself to keep up the momentum?

Would you talk to anyone else the way you talk to yourself?

If the answer is no, let this be the year that you start being . . . → keep reading

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

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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

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

Coach-a-thon! (an Explore & Play Class)

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During this month’s Explore & Play Class and Coaching Hour on Tuesday, December 10th, we’re doing something a little different. In the giving spirit of the season, I’m going to coach every one who shows up and raises their hand, even if we go past the hour mark!

I’ll take a bit of time at . . . → 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