Posts Tagged ‘ nike+ ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Black is Black: My Letter to Nike

Fading Colors Earlier this year, I was awarded my Team in Training Elite jacket. There aren’t words to explain how proud I am to have earned this jacket, a symbol of my three consecutive years of fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s a Nike jacket, and I love it: it fits well, the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: An Open Letter to Kids’ Footwear Manufacturers

Kids’ Cleats Need Velcro Dear Shoe Manufacturers, I’m the parent of an active, athletic kid. He’s 6 years old now, the age where all athletic shoes have laces. I’m begging you: please change this. In every single U6 soccer game or practice, there’s at least one kid who ends up kicking his shoe off. Sometimes […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The 10 Question Game

Answers to 10 Running Questions Last week, SBS posted the first of the 10 running-related personal questions that have been circulating around the Another Mother Runner community. Now it’s my turn. 1. Best run ever: A couple of years ago, I was in Chicago for a business trip and I ran along the Lakeshore Trail at sunrise. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Turkey Trot Traffic

As you’ve probably noticed in recent weeks, I’ve spent very little time running. While I’ve been going to the gym and to Zumba, I have to admit that my overall workout plan has been subject to a bad case of what I’ve seen referred to by its clinical term, fuckarounditis. Let’s face it: I need […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Pre-Race Blitz

On Thursday night, we went into SF to hit the Nike Women’s Marathon expo and beat the crowds. I’m not sure if we actually beat any crowds — it was pretty much a mob scene — but we did manage to take care of business and eliminate one source of pre-race stress. It was a funny […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Welcome to SF for Nike Women’s Marathon

Ladies, it’s that time. Next weekend, all of our hard work and training will end with us lining up around Union Square in the pre-dawn hours. Dear Betty, What should I know about in advance of race weekend? – Ready in Raleigh Hi Ready, As an out-of-towner, there are so many cool things to see, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fastinistas

Ooh, we get right into the controversy this week: Hi Betty, Did you catch the comments on the Fastinistas article in RW? WTF? What’s your take on the angry women in the comments? – Baffled in Boston Hi Baffled, If you didn’t catch this month’s Runner’s World magazine (what, you don’t read it religiously?), there […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Keeping Track of My Running

A long time ago — 2009, I believe — I was a Nike+ loyalist. I had the chip and the iPod Nano connector (ye olde Nano, not the fancy kind they have now), and when my Nano gave out, I moved on to the Sportband. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and loved […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Uphill Week 8

The cold or allergy attack or whatever it was that thwarted last weekend’s run was still rearing its ugly head as I kicked off week 8. I took it slow on Monday, but then decided to show the cold no mercy and fight back with hill sprints on Tuesday night. The Plan Monday, 7/12: 30 minute […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Unlucky Week 7

Anyone who says that you can still work out with a cold has evidently not done battle with the one that’s rattling around in my ears, nose and throat. Four days into it and I’m neither worse, nor better, aside from being vastly more frustrated and restless. The Plan Monday, 7/5: 30 minute easy run […] Read More