Posts Tagged ‘ pilates ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Building a Plan

Balancing Cardio and Strength Let’s say, hypothetically, that you didn’t have any races on the calendar, yet you wanted to get back into a training routine as if you did. And let’s say that you wanted this non-race-related training to involve both running and cycling for cardio, as well as a good measure of strength […] 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: The Week After the Race

Post-Race Recovery This week, after running 13.1 miles through hilly San Francisco, I went out and ran at least three miles every day. Ha! As if! I spent the week parked squarely on my ass. Mostly. Truthfully, I felt pretty good this week. I scheduled a calf massage for Monday morning; you might call it […] 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: So I Went For a Hike

After several weeks of missing class due to my viral malise,* my Zumba buddy graciously invited me to accompany her and another mom on a Monday morning hike. It’s a reasonable trail with moderate elevation gain on the top of a breezy but not too windy hill. It quickly became obvious that we hadn’t really […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long, Slow Comeback

Some of my readers might have noticed that there haven’t been any training posts to speak of for the last few weeks. Two weeks ago, I posted about my malaise and voiced hope that I might be able to run today’s Oakland 5K. Today, I slept right on through the race start and felt no […] Read More

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: When the Plan Falls Apart

Sometimes, the best-laid plans fall apart. Dear Betty, I’ve carefully plotted out a training calendar that will get me ready for my upcoming 10k. I meticulously wrote each day’s workout on my calendar. And now, 16 days into the plan, I’ve only followed the calendar twice (unless you count my rest days; I’ve done both […] 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: Remembering and Pushing Through

I spent the week trying to find time to fit in a run. I planned to go on Monday after my circuit training session, but I couldn’t lift my legs. Then I was going to run before Zumba on Tuesday, but the rain didn’t cooperate. Wednesday was Pilates. Thursday was circuits and Zumba. Friday is […] Read More