Posts Tagged ‘ Kids ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Confessions

I borrowed this from the blog of Superfantastic Lori, and had to share with you. This is the place where I confess those weird things that I’m not necessarily proud of, but aren’t so crazy that they’ll land me in jail. And unlike most of Lori’s readers, none of mine involve Kraft Mac & Cheese. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Why I Don’t Eat McDonald’s

Today we have a question about eating habits. Dear Betty, Do you eat fast food? – Burger Girl in Brooklyn Hey, Burger Girl! Yes, I do eat fast food, which I admitted in this discussion of the price fallacy of home cooked vs. fast food. I’m a big fan of In-N-Out burger here in California, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Trail Races and First Races

On Tuesday night, I managed to completely misconstrue the point of tempo running (slower¬†than 5k pace, not faster!) and went all out for four sets of 3-minute intervals. The result was that I hit my land speed record of a peak 7:49/mile, which for me is absolutely ridiculous. It’s as if I went out with […] 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 The Pot and the Kettle

Recently, Rush Limbaugh opened his big mouth to criticize Michelle Obama as a hypocrite for eating ribs for dinner after a day of skiing. After all, she is the spokesperson for Let’s Move, a program designed to develop healthier kids through better eating habits and more exercise. “The problem is – and dare I say […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Kid Fitness: Starting Them Early

I have a very active four-year-old son. He’s in constant motion from the time he wakes up until the moment he falls asleep. We watch very little television and his only exposure to video games (so far) involves Wii Sports. I know that he’s an anomaly, and not everyone is so lucky. I have great […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Finding My Groove

Thanksgiving week probably isn’t the easiest week to try to get back into a routine. Thanksgiving week with a sick preschooler is even harder. It may not have been the ideal set of circumstances, but I got out there and did stuff, and felt much better for it. The Week in Review Monday: Gym for […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Setting an Example

When I started my Team in Training workouts back in the spring, it never occurred to me that there was a tiny little person watching my every move. After a few weeks, he would start asking questions at breakfast. “Is today a running day or a kickboxing day?” he’d ask. “Don’t forget your water bottle!” […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Water Safety for Kids

The rapidly approaching Labor Day weekend often means fun getaways to waterfront locations. It seems like a good time for a water safety reminder, compliments of Children’s Medical Center. Did you know that: Infants (up to 1 year) can drown in as little as one inch of water? Preschoolers (1-5 years) are most likely to […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training and the Traveling Single Mom

Traveling with a 3-year-old son creates unique complications. I had tons of downtime in the hotel at afternoon naptime and after he was in bed at 8:00 p.m., but I was confined to the hotel room because there’s nobody else to watch him. Add to this the fact that Philadelphia¬†rolled out the red carpet with […] Read More