Posts Tagged ‘ Safety ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Dark Side of the Trail

Running Safety in Numbers You know how you’re not really supposed to run alone because you don’t know what you’ll come across? Well, this was one of those weeks. Our Team in Training route took us along the north end of the Iron Horse Trail. Now, the IHT is a great paved bike and pedestrian […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Be Safe Out There

On Saturday, January 7, Montana teacher Sherry Arnold went out for an early morning run. She never came home. Six days later, the FBI had a suspect in custody for her murder. I had been following the story on her cousin Beth Risdon’s blog, Shut Up and Run. Like all of Beth’s readers, we hoped […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Bite Me

This week on the Facebook page for Run Like a Mother¬†(an excellent book for anyone who feels like their fitness needs to compete with work, family and that massive to-do list), they asked: So let’s talk trail running this afternoon. Curious: are you scared of it? If so, why? Animals, injury, getting lost, falling, something […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Top 5 Independence Day Don’ts

As the holiday weekend kicks off, let’s not forget some important common sense points: Don’t let the kids play with fireworks. In the drier parts of the South and Southwest, don’t let the adults play with fireworks, either. Be safe out there, guys! Don’t forget the¬†sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day, even more often than you […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Go for a Walk

With all of my emphasis on higher-impact aerobic and strength training, it’s easy to gloss over the importance of walking for exercise. The truth is, it’s a great low-impact form of aerobic activity that’s not only good for your heart, it’s also good for improving your mood. Just like what I love about running, walking […] 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: Long, Lonely Runs, Week 11

I hadn’t realized that the days were getting so much shorter until I went out for Saturday’s long run. Setting my alarm for 5:30, I managed to drive the 20 miles south to Milpitas before the cloudy sky even began to glow. The Plan Monday, 8/2: 30 minute easy run Tuesday, 8/3: Tempo runs with […] Read More