Posts Tagged ‘ hiking ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My Slow-Down Sunday

Walking and Hiking for Fitness I had a night of insomnia after the tiny beach motel’s smoke detector started chirping at 11:45. And, of course, being a tiny beach motel, there’s no one on site to replace the battery until morning. I ripped the chirpy beast off the ceiling, yanked out its battery, and then […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Two Weeks With My Fitbit

Fitbit Product Review At Christmas, my in-laws gave me an Amazon gift card. This is surprisingly hard to spend. I buy lots of stuff from Amazon — books, office supplies, kitchen gear — but I wanted to use my Christmas gift on something cool, something that I probably wouldn’t have bought for myself otherwise. Hello, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: My IT Band is Angry

Last week, I went on my usual Monday morning hike with two friends. On the way back, my knee started getting very unhappy. By the time I got back to the car, I emailed a fellow runner and described the pain as “stabby.” While it felt more isolated in my knee while I was hiking, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Battling the Alarm

The day: Sunday morning, around 7:00 AM. The scene: Bed. Me: “I was going to get up early to run, but after the boy woke me the second time, I turned off my alarm.” The Husband: “Didn’t you get up early yesterday for something exercisey?” Me: “Umm, yeah.” The Husband: “Why would you give up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Better Late Than Never

I never quit got around to writing my usual Sunday night training recap this week, mostly because I was a zombie by the time we got home from our weekend at the coast. Let’s start with Tuesday night and hills, hills, hills. And did I mention the hills? Our coach had the great idea of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Next Level

Because I’m sure that you read this blog with eager enthusiasm, I know that you read about my 4th of July 5k race. No? Well, it’s a good story if you want to click on it. Really. Go. I’ll wait. So, imagine running that hot and sunny 5k on Monday, then following it up with […] 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 Training: After the Race

Just when you think you’re hitting your stride, life decides to conspire against you. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Kickboxing Wednesday: Pilates Thursday: Kickboxing Run? Friday: Gym Saturday: Big, giant, hilly hike Sunday: Does the mad-dash through the airport count? Last week, all was well. I ran my first post-injury 5K in what was, for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Would You Look At the Size of That Hill?

“It’s steeper than it looks,” said my friend, as we stared at the vertical climb ahead of us. This, my friends, is bad, bad marketing spin. The Plan Monday: Travel (off) Tuesday: Kickboxing Gym Wednesday: Pilates Run and gym Thursday: Kickboxing Friday: Gym Saturday: 5-mile hilly hike at Lafayette Reservoir Sunday: Driving range (first time […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: For the Love of Pilates

Last week, my father came to visit and acted as my chauffeur. I took full advantage of the opportunity to get out of the house, not once but twice, to head to my favorite Pilates studio. I’ll grant you that it wasn’t my usual, full-on Pilates session. Instead of reformer work we did lots of […] Read More