Posts Tagged ‘ kickboxing ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Why Did I Sign Up For a Winter Race?

I Hate Cold Weather Running Before you give me a hard time about how much colder it is in your town than mine, and how I’m a total wuss about running in the cold, let me say this: I don’t care. When I’m whining about 50-degree temps at the start of the run, you’re welcome […] 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 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: Remember When I Used to Post About My Training?

Ok, I’ve been a bit of a posting slacker lately, but really, there wasn’t much to report for quite some time. But last Sunday, I ran the Race to Stop the Silence 8K in Washington, DC. I had many things to talk about after that, but seeing how I was traveling and tired… well, it […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turning off the Running

It was Saturday night and I was tucking in the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He reached up and started pushing imaginary buttons on my forehead — beep boop beep. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me that he was turning off my running so I wouldn’t be gone when he woke up […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Timed Miles and Negative Splits

This week was a “rest” week on the calendar, which I would have known if I’d looked at the training calendar. (Oops.) I came out of last Saturday’s long, slow distance (LSD) run feeling really good after harnessing the power of intervals, and missed my Monday bonus rest day when I went to the gym […] 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: This is What’s Important

Wednesday was That Kind of Morning. I woke after sleeping poorly, achy and uncomfortable from the combination of Tuesday morning kickboxing and Tuesday evening strength circuits (3 miles of running plus strength training at the track) with Team in Training. Work was weighing on my mind. Just getting the boy up, fed, dressed and off […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Hey, It’s Already Mid-May

I look back at where I was at this time last year, before my first round of Team in Training, and I know that I’m leaps and bounds ahead of that. After all, I ran every step of a 5K in March when last year I couldn’t even run a single mile nonstop. So why […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Walking the Strip

If the results on my mother-in-law’s pedometer are correct, I walked more in Las Vegas than I did in Walt Disney World. That’s impressive. The Plan Monday: Gym Tuesday: Off Wednesday: Vegas walking Thursday: Morning run, Vegas walking Friday: Vegas walking Saturday: Vegas walking Sunday: Off My one Vegas workout featured an early morning run, […] Read More