Posts Tagged ‘ cardio ’

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: Completing the Circuits

Ever since the end of Team in Training season, I’ve been suffering from a lack of purpose in my workouts. Sure, I’ve been doing things, but the level of effort has been purely half-assed and lacking a plan. This past week I finally started circuit training with a new trainer. Her sessions are intense and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: 3 Weeks and Counting

I have 20 days until my first 5K. Twenty. When I first signed up for this race, I had the overconfidence of the halfway decent runner that I was in September 2010. I seem to have forgotten that she was replaced by the lumbering, achy, half-assed runner of March 2011. The Plan Monday: Rest Tuesday: […] 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 Elliptical Thinking

It had been a long time since I set foot in a proper gym. My workout routine had been reduced and simplified down to running outdoors and kickboxing classes indoors at my local martial arts studio. So while I was beyond thrilled to be set free from my boot-cast in November, his suggestion of the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Diving In

When I was a kid, I would spend my entire summer at the pool, splashing around in the water with my friends. But even in the days where I spent nearly every waking minute in the water, I rarely did any actual swimming. Sure, I can swim; I passed my swimming test to earn access […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Go for a Walk

With all of my emphasis on higher-impact aerobic and strength training, it’s easy to gloss over the importance of walking for exercise. The truth is, it’s a great low-impact form of aerobic activity that’s not only good for your heart, it’s also good for improving your mood. Just like what I love about running, walking […] Read More