Good | Bad | Rad #34 – Rubberbands and Rivers

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

The Good

Training. It feels so great to be sticking with my training program even while . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #33

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

The Good

Family. My sister and her family now live on the East Coast, 3000 miles away instead of less than 200. I don’t get to see them as much as I would like. But, I had the opportunity . . . → keep reading

Acting on a Whim

Rainbow over the St. Johns Bridge in Portland Oregon

Tuesday morning I was in tears. It wasn’t the first time over the last couple of days.

I was overjoyed and overwhelmed with emotion by the response to my giving back on my birthday offer. Nearly 50 generous people joined in, named their price for Boring Change, and contributed to the pot for Kiva lending.

. . . → keep reading

Pay What You Wish for Boring Change

Shannon Wilkinson can't help smiling!

If you follow the Perception Studios Facebook page or are on my list, you already know how I’m giving back for my birthday. If not*, then you missed a big announcement.

See, I had lots of fun things planned over the weekend to celebrate my St. Patrick’s Day birthday, but it still felt like something . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #32

Duck Duck Goose as seen by Shannon Wilkinson on a walk through the park.

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

The Good

Getting off the fence. Ever since I qualified for the Boston Marathon last October, I’ve been considering running another one to try and improve my time enough to actually get in and run it. This week, I . . . → keep reading

Lies You Tell Yourself

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And by you, I mean me.

And by lies, I mean I don’t have time, I’m too busy, I can’t, That may be okay for other people but not for me.

I have long dreamt of starting each day leisurely. Taking my time to breathe and stretch myself out of bed, relax with a cup . . . → keep reading

Deciding

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Today I decided to do a number of things.

I decided to sign-up for the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon on the 4th of July, for the specific purpose of improving my finish time enough that I better my chances of actually running the Boston Marathon, not just qualifying for it.*

That wasn’t the biggest decision. . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #31

St. Johns Bridge at Dusk

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

The Good

Another Ribbon. Even though I’ve been running for a couple of years now, it still amazes me that I am the least bit good at it. Too many years decades of believing I could never do it . . . → keep reading

Influenced by Books

A pile of Shannon Wilkinson's influential books.

At a networking event last week I was asked, “what book has most influenced you?” It left me speechless. (That doesn’t happen often!)

I had a difficult time answering, not because I couldn’t think of a book, but because so many books flooded into my head and I had a hard time choosing.

Fascinated By . . . → keep reading

Good | Bad | Rad #30 – Even the Bad Wasn’t so Bad

The Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant, Lily

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

The Good

Baby Elephant. The Oregon Zoo has a world-renown Asian elephant breeding program, although it’s not without controversy. At the end of November, the last member of the elephant tribe was born. This past weekend, I got to . . . → keep reading