Archive for the ‘ Change ’ Category

Nothing Fits

Nothing Fits When You’re┬áTaller Than Average There are many good things about my current workout plan of Muay Thai and Pilates. There are also drawbacks. Namely that nothing fits me anymore. Houston, we have a problem. See, I’m taller than average. And not just taller than the average woman. At 6’1″ (185 cm), I’m also […] Read More

Going Gray

Ready or Not, I’m Going Gray I found my first gray hair shortly after my 16th birthday. I was getting ready to out on a date — one of only a handful in my high school years — and there it was: bright silver and glistening in the light, starkly obvious against my dark brown […] 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

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Drinking Electrolytes

Skratch Secret Drink Mix If you’ve ever run with me, you know my feelings about Gatorade. I know that it’s the go-to sports drink on the market, but I can’t stand it. I hate the stickiness. I hate the taste. More importantly, I hate the ingredients. No, really. Have you ever read a Gatorade label? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Oiselle Tees

Super Soft Tees Yes, this is another post about my cool swag from the running retreat in Kingston. One of the sponsors was Oiselle, a company that I’d heard of, but I’d never actually had first hand experience with their clothes. I was lucky enough to not only leave with three of their super-soft tees, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: GoLite Footwear Trail Shoes

Review of GoLite Dart Lite Trail Shoes One of the sponsors of the Kingston reTREAT (the running retreat that I attended in early August) was GoLite Footwear. They gave each of us a pair of their Dart Lite trail shoes, just for attending! I came home with so much cool, free swag that my suitcase […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Wearing Compression Calf Sleeves

Wearing Compression for Post-Run Recovery I’m sure that you’ve seen them: elite runners (or maybe just your local huffers and puffers) wearing what look like fancy knee-high socks either during or after their run. The concept of compression derives from those lovely socks that are designed to keep circulation flowing and prevent blood clots — […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Call Me Coach, Maybe?

Becoming a Running Coach A strange thing has happened in recent weeks. In early July, someone suggested that I should become a running coach. I kind of laughed it off. A week later, another person asked if I would get certified so I could coach her. I kind of laughed it off. By the time […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: It’s Not Katy Perry Pink

Playing with Haircolor Since I’d posted the results of the InStyle hair app last week, I figured that I should share what I actually ended up doing. In just a few hours at the salon, I went from this (earlier this spring): To something much closer to my natural color (not that I’ve seen my […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: The Recipe Solution

Last week, I posted a question on Facebook: how do you organize the loose recipes that you’ve torn out of magazines, newspapers, etc? It’s a problem that’s been plaguing me ever since I broke my foot in 2010. A group of friends brought me huge stockpiles of old magazines — everything from The New Yorker […] Read More