Posts Tagged ‘ exercise ’

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.┬áNaturally, 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: Ummmm….

New Year’s Non-Resolutions So here we are, in the first weekend of the new year. While I don’t make any resolutions per se, I did have a plan that once the holiday break ended and my schedule returned to normal, I’d set some work-related boundaries and get back into regular daily exercise. Ummmm…. The good […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Running While Traveling

How Do I Make Time To Exercise When I Travel? This question is an easy one! Dear Betty, I travel a lot for work, which makes it hard for me to stick with my regular workouts. How can I make time to exercise when I’m traveling? – Slacking in St. Louis This one is easy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hiking the Stress Away

On a scale ranging from Placid to Criminally Insane, what’s the stage right past Utterly Overwhelmed? Whatever it is, I’m there. This is what happens when I realize that I’m traveling 17 out of 30 days in April, all in the midst of a floor of work and deadlines. (It all seemed so manageable when […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo No Butts

A funny thing happened while I was off my feet for eight weeks: I completely and totally lost my butt. It turns out that sitting on your butt doesn’t do a thing for it. Needless to say, I’ve been trying to work on that. I found this Self.com blog post which features three very good […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: HM2C to C25K

In early September, I had joked that as soon as the race ended, I would embark on my Half Marathon to Couch (HM2C) program, the reverse of the ever-popular Couch to 5K (C25K) program that everyone raves about. Little did I know how true that was. In less than 24 hours, I went from running […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Exercise and Pregnancy

I have more than a few friends who are either due in the coming months or hoping to be pregnant soon. Often they ask, “Did you exercise when you were pregnant? Was it safe?” The answers are yes and yes, followed by a disclaimer that everything I did was with the full knowledge and consent […] Read More