Posts Tagged ‘ 24 hour fitness ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: In Which I Drag My Lazy Butt To the Gym

It all starts innocently enough: the post-race slacking; the acquisition of the client with the daily conference call right in the middle of your traditional workout time; the winter weather. And then, suddenly, you realize that it’s the second day of December and you can’t remember the last time you ran. Of course, by “you” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When Work Gets In the Way

Making Time for Exercise It’s now three weeks after my half marathon. Since then, I’ve been eating like it’s my job. Oh, and of course, work has gotten crazy, including a daily conference call right smack dab in the middle of my usual workout time. This means that I’m getting to the gym about twice […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long, Slow Comeback

Some of my readers might have noticed that there haven’t been any training posts to speak of for the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, I posted about my malaise and voiced hope that I might be able to run today’s Oakland 5K. Today, I slept right on through the race start and felt no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Change: Taking Training to a New Level

Last year, I wrote about the first of my two-part visit to the Human Performance Center at UCSF and drooling on their treadmill. Combined with the new Garmin Forerunner 405 with heart rate monitor that I scored on deep discount at Amazon, it’s given me an entirely new perspective on my training. It turns out […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Gym, Run, Walk, Zumba

I went to the gym on Monday. This, in itself, isn’t a big deal. The problem was that I got there about 5 minutes too late. Too late for what, you ask? Parking. You see, my 24 Hour Fitness¬†opened almost a year ago. What it has: a pool, tons of cardio equipment and a wide […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Accepting What I Cannot Change

Last week, I came to grips with the fact that maybe, just maybe, my focus should be less on running and more on cardio and strength conditioning. This simple change in mindset has made all the difference this week. Even though my first 5K is only five weeks away, I don’t feel the same kind […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Resolutions: Is Later Better?

I don’t make new year’s resolutions. After all, every day is the start of a new year and a fresh chance to make changes in your life. But judging by the crowd at my gym I’m clearly in the minority. And when I say crowd, I mean that the place is packed to the rafters. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 24 Hour Fitness

Those who know me in real life probably know that over the years I’ve said more than a few disparaging things about the 24 Hour Fitness here in my town. It was, to put it bluntly, a dump. From the battleship gray walls to the worn-out equipment, it was like The Gym That Time Forgot. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Fear and… Fear

I’m cleared to run, but haven’t done much. Sure, I use the weather as an excuse, but the truth is that I’m more than a little bit afraid of the possibility of pain. I’ve had enough of that already, thanks. The Plan Monday: Run Gym Tuesday: Gym Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Gym Friday: Rest Day Saturday: […] Read More