Archive for the ‘ Advice ’ Category

Unexpected Compliment

Say Something Nice I got the most unexpected and lovely compliment last week. Every Wednesday morning, The Assistant’s school has a late start to accommodate weekly teacher meetings. This is great for us. We sleep in a bit, take our time getting ready, and then go out for breakfast. We have a local brunch place that’s […] Read More

Letter to Myself at 21

What We’ve Learned Over 21 Years People ask, “If you could go back and give your younger self advice, what would it be?” I figure that you’re old enough now to hear what I have to say. Ready? Here we go…. When they take you to lunch in Chinatown today to celebrate your birthday, don’t […] Read More


10 Days, Lots of Liquid It seems like there’s been a lot of talk about hydration lately. I don’t really track my daily consumption, but I was pretty sure that I was operating below the recommended 8 glasses or 64 ounces per day. I’ve also read in several places that we should all be drinking 1 […] Read More

A Little Less Well

In Which I Contemplate Working Less Oh hey, hi! Didn’t see you there, internet friend. See, I’ve been busy. I hate saying that I’m busy. It’s such a cliche. “Oh, I’m so much busier than you are, therefore I must be more important.” Gag. But it’s the kind of busy that’s been going on for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo A Quick Note

It appears that in my blogging absence, my site has gotten so annoyed with me that it has stopped sending notifications of new comments. All of my comments, scattering to the wind like a blown dandelion. Well. How rude. And worse, I have no idea why. My apologies for not replying if you expected one. I’ll […] Read More

“I Love My Kids, But…”

First let me apologize for being woefully behind on posting. This summer has kicked my butt, work-wise, and then the past three weekends involved a family getaway, a visit from my father and another trip to Seattle for the annual women’s fitness retreat that I attend each year. There’s been a distinct lack of time […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Quest for a Good Sports Bra

On Sports Bras Gentlemen, this may be your cue to leave. Or not. Whatever suits your fancy. Back in the day, long long ago, Moving Comfort made a really great sports bra. It was called the Vero A/B and it was awesome. When I wore it, nothing moved. Nothing chafed. Nothing peeked out. Naturally, they […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Black is Black: My Letter to Nike

Fading Colors Earlier this year, I was awarded my Team in Training Elite jacket. There aren’t words to explain how proud I am to have earned this jacket, a symbol of my three consecutive years of fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s a Nike jacket, and I love it: it fits well, the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo That Thing Where Your Whole Website Vanishes

Always Back Up Yesterday, I forked over my long-overdue (oops) subscription fee for my blog theme, installed it and… nothing. Betty vanished. After a barrage of foul language and much adrenaline-fueled panic, I managed to restore to a previous version and get the blog back up and running. I have never been so happy to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Review: Fitbit Flex

Three Months with Fitbit Flex I am a former owner of a Fitbit One. I thought that the One was an excellent product. It accurately tracked steps, and did fun stuff like measuring floors climbed (elevation change is a cool trick when you run and bike). My issue with the One was the form factor: […] Read More