Posts Tagged ‘ running ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Reality Bites

You’re Cut Off I went out for my Team in Training run on Saturday, as I always do. It was a sneakily grueling¬†one — somewhere between 9.1 and 9.8 miles, depending on which GPS you use — that’s downhill on the way out, and uphill on the way back. This was my test run, the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day Happy 4th of July! Out here, The Assistant and I will be celebrating by running the local 5k. I’ll be interested to see if this is the first year that he takes off and runs without me, or will he still stick with me and hop, skip and jackrabbit around like usual? After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Weeks in Review

On the Move You may or may not have noticed that there was no recipe posted on Friday. You see, it’s because the only time I’ve sat down in the last week is a) on a plane, or b) in a car. There’s certainly been no time for cooking or access to a kitchen. Don’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Retreating

Kingston Women’s reTREAT 2013 All of my posts are out of order this week. I was so tired on Sunday night that I couldn’t post my weekend’s adventures. Last weekend, I attended my annual summer women’s fitness reTREAT, hosted by Kingston Adventures. You might remember me writing about it last year. (And if not, here’s […] Read More

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: Time to Find a Race

One Week in Deutschland Midway through my week-long business trip to Germany, I got an email from a friend with a newborn baby, asking if she would have enough time to train for the Tinkerbell half marathon in January (yes), and whether I would be interested in joining her (maybe). Tinkerbell has never been high […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Skip the Runs, Run the Races

I Like Racing Better Than Training I have been an abysmally bad runner lately. Sometimes I struggle to think of myself as a runner when I can’t drag my butt out for even the shortest training run.¬†Naturally, I have registered my ill-prepared self for three 5k races this month. Wait, what? Naturally? Hey, I like […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Social Media Diet

Obsessing Over Breaking News Hell of a week, eh? Ever since noon on Monday, my week has been pretty much limited to work, steering the Tiny Kitchen Assistant away from all news sources while simultaneously obsessing over every incorrect bit of breaking news, and snacking like my life depended on it. The latter was the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Just Run

Running for Boston “What’s it going to take to get you running again?” a friend asked me just last week. “Eh, I don’t know,” I said at the time. “I run, but I’m not really a runner, you know?” Now I know what it takes to get me moving. It takes Boston. As I sat […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Road to San Francisco

A Short Workout is Better Than No Workout Several of us committed to the Rock and Roll San Francisco half marathon on a whim, sight unseen. No, really unseen: I registered in 2012 and the course map was only released earlier this month. And when I met with my group of Team in Training alumni […] Read More