Posts Tagged ‘ 5k ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day Happy 4th of July! Out here, The Assistant and I will be celebrating by running the local 5k. I’ll be interested to see if this is the first year that he takes off and runs without me, or will he still stick with me and hop, skip and jackrabbit around like usual? After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Just Run

Running for Boston “What’s it going to take to get you running again?” a friend asked me just last week. “Eh, I don’t know,” I said at the time. “I run, but I’m not really a runner, you know?” Now I know what it takes to get me moving. It takes Boston. As I sat […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tales of Two Color Runners

Color Run San Francisco Last year, while perusing the Internet for races, I stumbled across a video for the Color Run. The Tiny Coaching Assistant practically pushed me out of my chair so he could get a better look. “What IS this?” he asked. “When is it? When can we do it?” Now, the Assistant […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Road to San Francisco

A Short Workout is Better Than No Workout Several of us committed to the Rock and Roll San Francisco half marathon on a whim, sight unseen. No, really unseen: I registered in 2012 and the course map was only released earlier this month. And when I met with my group of Team in Training alumni […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Watch the Hair

Finding My Running Stride I’ve been running long enough to know that my first mile is always awkward. My breathing is ragged and uneven, and my arms and legs flail around like they’ve never tried this before. I know how it feels; I just never really knew how it looked. On Tuesday night, we had […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Malaise

We interrupt the regularly scheduled training posts with a big ol’ dose of malaise. So far this week, my training has consisted of sitting on the couch and… no, that’s really it. Couch. Throw blanket. Books. With two weeks to go until the Oakland Running Festival 5K, I’m seriously hoping that this thing goes away […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: What’s With All the Pink?

This is my rant about pink. I’ve never been a particularly girly girl. I spent most of my childhood lamenting the fact that my mother had chosen to wallpaper my room in tiny pastel flowers. I hated wearing skirts and I never, ever wore pink. Over time, I kind of came around to pink. After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: SUP, Kayaks and a New PR

It was a busy week in Hawaii. We hiked over lava fields. I kayaked. I ran every other day. I. Even gave stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) a try, and remain delighted by my ability to stay upright without a single fall. I fully attribute my SUP success to the core strength developed with 10 years […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: What’s Next?

With four days until race day, people are looking ahead to what’s next. Hi Betty, What’s your plan for after Nike? Do you have any other races on the calendar? How do you plan to stay in shape? – Planning in Portland Wow, the race hasn’t even happened yet and you’re already talking about the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: I’m Learning

I’ve been running in races since 2007, although in an admittedly half-assed sort of way until I joined Team in Training last Spring. But even after all of the time that I spent training, I remain amazed by how much I have left to learn. This week’s lessons: pace and food. Pace Pace has always […] Read More