Posts Tagged ‘ advice ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: When the Plan Falls Apart

Sometimes, the best-laid plans fall apart. Dear Betty, I’ve carefully plotted out a training calendar that will get me ready for my upcoming 10k. I meticulously wrote each day’s workout on my calendar. And now, 16 days into the plan, I’ve only followed the calendar twice (unless you count my rest days; I’ve done both […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Meal At A Glance

Oh, I have to love the suggestions that I get, and this one comes from the incomparable Dyana Valentine: “I can see you creating a chart with scales of ease across the top and some kinds of terms of satisfaction down the axis and putting a rating system in it for how to choose recipes.” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: So I Wear Skirts

Those who know me will know that my conversion to running skirts is less than a year old, when fellow tall girls¬†Dimity and Sara¬†convinced me to ditch my capri tights. I wore capris in all weather, even my hottest summer workouts, because I’ve never been comfortable in shorts. When I buy pants, I look for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Be Safe Out There

On Saturday, January 7, Montana teacher Sherry Arnold went out for an early morning run. She never came home. Six days later, the FBI had a suspect in custody for her murder. I had been following the story on her cousin Beth Risdon’s blog, Shut Up and Run. Like all of Beth’s readers, we hoped […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: A Public Service Announcement About Swimwear

Ladies, after my visit to Hawaii it’s become abundantly clear that we need to have a talk about swimwear. First we’ll discuss what’s right and what’s wrong, and then I’ll tell you the best swimwear brands based on the unscientific method of surveying random beachgoers. Ready? If it doesn’t have enough support to wear it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Looking Ahead to 2012

You all know that I’m no fan of new year’s resolutions that are hastily made, require huge changes and set you up for failure. Nonetheless, there’s something about the inevitable post-Christmas downtime that lends itself to quiet reflection about what is or isn’t working in your life. I took an informal poll of friends and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The Healthiest Food on Earth

There are some questions that don’t have easy answers. Mommy, what’s the healthiest food on Earth? I don’t mean what mix of foods is best. I mean what one food has the most of what I need to be healthy? – Tiny Kitchen Assistant Seriously? Can’t he ask something easy? I suppose that this is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: You Don’t Want to Run?

From the “I know the feeling” department. Dear Betty, I also ran Nike on October 16 and since then… well, I haven’t done anything. I don’t feel like running at all. Am I the only one? – Directionless in Denver Oh Directionless, I absolutely feel your pain. Didn’t you read my post on Sunday night? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Why Run?

Today’s question comes all the way from Canada (hello, Canada!) and asks the ever-important question: Dear Betty, What made you decide to start running? Why do you stick with it? – Curious in Calgary Hi Curious, I have no doubt that all of the high school friends who’ve reconnected with me on Facebook are a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: You’re Asking Me About Dating?

Here’s one that’s a bit out of Betty’s league, but we’ll give it a shot anyway. I’m getting back into dating–okay, truth be told I’ve never “dated” just had serious, long term relationships with people I was friends with first. So, I’m interested in trying out dating (YES, Betty, I’m 42, but I’m a late […] Read More