Posts Tagged ‘ gym ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Home Again

When you’re trying to stick with a routine, never underestimate the value of being home and… uh… having a routine. The Plan Monday: Travel (off) Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Off Friday: Gym Saturday: Yard work Sunday: Yard work Getting back to kickboxing felt so good, even though the class itself was unusually hard. Was […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hate Running, Love Racing

Once upon a time, there was a girl who struggled to run solo, but realized that she could probably run forever with the adrenaline of a group to carry her along. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Half of kickboxing Friday: Gym Saturday: 5K race! Sunday: Off It’s been six months since […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: A Plan Would Be Good

Midway through a halfhearted effort at the gym, it occurred to me that I really need a gym-day plan. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off (meetings in San Francisco) Wednesday: Pilates Off (sick kid) Thursday: Kickboxing Gym (forgot it was Thursday, went to the gym by mistake) Friday: Kickboxing Off (by the time the boy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Accepting What I Cannot Change

Last week, I came to grips with the fact that maybe, just maybe, my focus should be less on running and more on cardio and strength conditioning. This simple change in mindset has made all the difference this week. Even though my first 5K is only five weeks away, I don’t feel the same kind […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Just Breathe

I’m writing this on the world’s slowest hotel internet connection, wondering if it will ever see the light of day. There will be no images because I can’t get enough bandwidth to upload. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Off Thursday: Travel (off) Friday: Travel (off) Saturday: Travel (off) Sunday: Travel (off) I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Pretending Everything is Normal

It’s just like old times: kickboxing, running and the gym. Except… yeah, it’s a lot harder than I remember it. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Kickboxing Friday: Rest Saturday: Run Sunday: Rest My triumphant return to kickboxing wasn’t horrible; in fact, I was pleasantly surprised that I could keep up for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Making the Most of Limited Time

Monday was a preschool holiday. Tuesday was going to be booked with meetings from start to finish. Two days off? Nope. I split the difference and hit the gym on Monday night. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Gym Friday: Run and gym Saturday: Much too much yard work Sunday: Much-needed rest […] 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 Training: Fear and… Fear

I’m cleared to run, but haven’t done much. Sure, I use the weather as an excuse, but the truth is that I’m more than a little bit afraid of the possibility of pain. I’ve had enough of that already, thanks. The Plan Monday: Run Gym Tuesday: Gym Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Gym Friday: Rest Day Saturday: […] 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