Posts Tagged ‘ cycling ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Awkward Conversations

What Did You Say? Today, you can advise me. Not to beat a dead horse about this whole bike riding thing, but I’ve noticed something very interesting. Biking with the kiddo: Aww, cute. Biking solo, not kitted out in racing gear: What’s wrong with you and why aren’t you driving a car? But the most […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Skip the Runs, Run the Races

I Like Racing Better Than Training I have been an abysmally bad runner lately. Sometimes I struggle to think of myself as a runner when I can’t drag my butt out for even the shortest training run.¬†Naturally, I have registered my ill-prepared self for three 5k races this month. Wait, what? Naturally? Hey, I like […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Park the Car

Walk More, Ride More Last weekend, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant got a new bike. Naturally, as any kid with a new toy, he’s looking for every excuse to ride it. On Sunday, we rode to the ballpark for baseball practice (the long green park at the top of the outer circle), with me towing two […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When You Can’t Run, Walk

Move At Your Own Pace The good news (and it’s very good news!) is that my IT band is starting to feel better. Last Sunday, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could run a bit and mostly walk a 10k without stabbing pain in my knee; this wouldn’t have been possible a month […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Cycle of Life

To my bicycle: You appeared in my garage on my birthday in 1998, a gift from my new husband. You tooled around north-central New Jersey for a year, spent a little bit of time touring our first neighborhood in the east bay the following year, and then sat neglected for the five years that we […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Universe Works in Mysterious Ways

Back in April, I was talking with a friend who happens to be a cycling aficionado, logging several hundred miles per week. “I want to find time to ride more,” I told him over lunch. Dear universe: I meant in addition to running, not in place of it. This marks the second consecutive week where […] 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 Training: Fighting the “I Don’t Wannas”

Ever since race day, I’ve been struggling against the ¬†“I don’t wannas.” I don’t want to run, partly because my body needs the break and partly because the weather has turned, and quite suddenly at that. Let’s face it, running is less inspiring when you go from warm sunshine to boots and scarves in a […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fitness When You Lack Money and Motivation

We’ll be starting a new feature here at What Would Betty Do: the weekly Ask Betty column. Submit your question for consideration. All questions are fair game, but if you stump Betty, your question may be opened up to Betty’s Facebook fans for their input. Ready to get started? Dear Betty: I know that working […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Making My Bike Useful

When I was a kid, I rode my bike everywhere. I walked into Kmart shortly after my 12th birthday, carefully counted out two years’ worth of saved cash from birthdays and Christmases, and walked out with a royal blue ten speed that I adored. No helmet, of course. What kind of tool would have worn […] Read More