Good | Bad | Rad #44

Sunflowers

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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 taken during the week. Sometimes, they’re even relevant.

The . . . → keep reading

Playback: Bring your stick to someone who can throw it

DogStatueStick

Have you been frustrated recently by people giving you a different response than you wanted? I don’t know if it’s something in the air, but a lot of my clients have been.

Besides paying attention to what it is you’re communicating, you might just be bringing your stick to someone who can’t throw it.

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Time to Trust the Training

This past weekend I ran my second, and final, 20 miler before the marathon in three weeks. And now, it’s time to taper. Or, as I like to call it, three weeks of second-guessing-the-efficacy-of-your-training.

See, at this point, you’ve done all you can do to improve your fitness level. You aren’t going to get faster, . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #43

Festival of Flowers - Portland Tattoo, Portland Rose Festival

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

Fun. This past week has felt like a whirlwind of fun. Checking out new places, hanging out in old favorites. Lots of great conversation . . . → keep reading

New Friends, Sweet Moments

MrsMsRoses

I made a new friend last Monday.

I don’t know if this is one of those things where you cross paths for just a moment, or we’ll spend more time together in the future.

It doesn’t matter. I’m just glad it happened.

Mrs. M

We met under unusual circumstances, and are unlikely friends.

The petite . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #42

Sears Vintage Three Speed Cruiser Bicycle

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

The Good

Going Anyway. Memorial Day was a difficult day in my world. (See The Bad below.) And when I woke up that morning to the sound of rain pounding outside my window, the last thing I wanted . . . → keep reading

Worth Repeating: Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to, and it’s even better

This post was originally published four years ago. It was an event and a feeling I haven’t forgotten, although sometimes, day-to-day, I could use a little reminder.

I thought maybe you could too.

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In the summer of 2007 I climbed my first mountain. It was Mt. Saint Helen’s our local . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #41 – Enjoying the celebration continuum and feeling real

My new Saucony Kinvara 3 running shoes

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

The Good

Celebrations with Friends. This past weekend I had a great time helping two different friends celebrate milestone birthdays. Each party had a gorgeous view of one of Portland’s rivers, the Willamette and the Columbia. But, that’s . . . → keep reading

How Simple? Ridiculously.

MarathonTrainingPlan

I have a love affair with ease. I miss it when I don’t have it. I want more, when I do.

Ironically, it can be hard to let things be easy, and complicated to recognize that ease doesn’t always mean easy.

Recently, there hasn’t been as much ease in my business as I’d like. Sure . . . → keep reading

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