Posts Tagged ‘ swimming ’

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 Training: The Universe Works in Mysterious Ways

Back in April, I was talking with a friend who happens to be a cycling aficionado, logging several hundred miles per week. “I want to find time to ride more,” I told him over lunch. Dear universe: I meant in addition to running, not in place of it. This marks the second consecutive week where […] 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 Training: Unconventional

I drove the Tiny Kitchen Assistant to southern California last week, a tour of Anaheim and San Diego to feed his insatiable desire for baseball, baseball and more baseball (he’s now been to eight major league stadiums). In addition to 1,000 road miles, we also did a lot of unconventional exercise. Sure, there was plenty […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 24 Hour Fitness

Those who know me in real life probably know that over the years I’ve said more than a few disparaging things about the 24 Hour Fitness here in my town. It was, to put it bluntly, a dump. From the battleship gray walls to the worn-out equipment, it was like The Gym That Time Forgot. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Diving In

When I was a kid, I would spend my entire summer at the pool, splashing around in the water with my friends. But even in the days where I spent nearly every waking minute in the water, I rarely did any actual swimming. Sure, I can swim; I passed my swimming test to earn access […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: HM2C to C25K

In early September, I had joked that as soon as the race ended, I would embark on my Half Marathon to Couch (HM2C) program, the reverse of the ever-popular Couch to 5K (C25K) program that everyone raves about. Little did I know how true that was. In less than 24 hours, I went from running […] Read More