Posts Tagged ‘ gym ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training (of sorts): Defeating Insomnia

You guys, I have no idea what’s been going on with me this past week, but I can’t sleep to save myself. I’m tired — exhausted, in fact — and struggle to stay up past 10:00. I go to bed and I’m deeply asleep before my head hits the pillow… and then I’m wide awake […] 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: In Which I Drag My Lazy Butt To the Gym

It all starts innocently enough: the post-race slacking; the acquisition of the client with the daily conference call right in the middle of your traditional workout time; the winter weather. And then, suddenly, you realize that it’s the second day of December and you can’t remember the last time you ran. Of course, by “you” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: When Work Gets In the Way

Making Time for Exercise It’s now three weeks after my half marathon. Since then, I’ve been eating like it’s my job. Oh, and of course, work has gotten crazy, including a daily conference call right smack dab in the middle of my usual workout time. This means that I’m getting to the gym about twice […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Dark Side of the Trail

Running Safety in Numbers You know how you’re not really supposed to run alone because you don’t know what you’ll come across? Well, this was one of those weeks. Our Team in Training route took us along the north end of the Iron Horse Trail. Now, the IHT is a great paved bike and pedestrian […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long, Slow Comeback

Some of my readers might have noticed that there haven’t been any training posts to speak of for the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, I posted about my malaise and voiced hope that I might be able to run today’s Oakland 5K. Today, I slept right on through the race start and felt no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: What’s in Your Handbag?

This was the most entertaining and surprising question that I’ve been asked lately. To the front of the queue with you! Dear Betty, I love The Hairpin column, “What’s Actually in Your Handbag Right Now?” So… what’s in there? – Curious in Columbus I should probably start by saying that it depends on the season. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Gym, Run, Walk, Zumba

I went to the gym on Monday. This, in itself, isn’t a big deal. The problem was that I got there about 5 minutes too late. Too late for what, you ask? Parking. You see, my 24 Hour Fitness¬†opened almost a year ago. What it has: a pool, tons of cardio equipment and a wide […] 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